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Ch 3: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Narrative Structure & Techniques

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to prepare for the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam. We have created a unique and engaging chapter that will help you understand narrative structure and techniques.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Narrative Structure & Techniques - Chapter Summary

Going through the lessons in this chapter gives you the chance to get set for the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam. Check out the lessons in order to study different narrative techniques. You will also be able to learn about:

  • How structure affects meaning in writing
  • Point of view in fiction
  • Characterization
  • Character development in writing
  • Flashback in literature
  • Foreshadowing
  • Plots and themes in fiction

Use the lessons to pick up important skills and knowledge while you prepare for the exam. Test your understanding along the way by using our quizzes.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Narrative Structure & Techniques Chapter Objectives

The PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam is designed to evaluate your knowledge and skills so you can prepare for technical and college courses later on in life. The information in this chapter will be on the ELA portion of the exam, which contains multiple-choice questions. Review our lessons and take the quizzes to pick up enough information and skills to do well on this exam. Thanks to this chapter's engaging format, recollecting details later on isn't difficult.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Narrative Structure & Techniques
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

1. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

3. Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

Here is a toolkit of techniques to engage your audience and keep them reading, including dialogue, pacing, description and reflection. Try some of these in your next narrative essay!

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

4. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

5. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

6. Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

Ideally, literary characters experience change and personal growth just like we do. Learn more about character development and arcs, as well as how such changes are made clear to the reader through direct and indirect means.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

7. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

9. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

10. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

Learn about how authors use foreshadowing, both subtle and direct, as part of their storytelling process. Explore many examples of foreshadowing, from classical plays to contemporary stories.

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Practice Final Exam
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