Ch 15: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Writing & Reading for Comprehension

About This Chapter

Comprehending a passage involves the accurate reading and writing of a selection of text. Designed for the purpose of preparing you for the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam, this chapter reinforces ideas you have already learned in school.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Writing & Reading for Comprehension - Chapter Summary

All of the tools of literary analysis can be utilized when writing and reading for comprehension, as you will see on the PARCC ELA Grade 11 exam. In this collection of video lessons, you can use the presentations to review the concepts you have picked up over the years and understand the importance of proper evaluation. The topics included in this chapter will be as follows:

  • Connotation vs. denotation
  • Ambiguity in literature
  • Examples of irony and recognizing irony
  • Figures of speech
  • Rhetorical devices
  • Word relationships and selection
  • Confusing words
  • Context clues
  • Connecting to an audience
  • Understanding tone and voice

These video presentations have been optimized for viewing on your mobile devices, so it will be easy for you to review for the PARCC exam while on the go. In addition to this, the timeline feature included with each lesson makes it easy for you to start on one lesson and pick up immediately where you left off, no matter what platform you are using.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Writing & Reading for Comprehension Chapter Objectives

The PARCC exams were created with the intention of setting new standards of academic excellence in each state, and they are used for many grades up through high school. Content on the comprehension of reading and writing will be seen on the ELA exam, which is scored on a rubric that examines the student's ability to properly review the text in question.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Writing & Reading for Comprehension
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What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

1. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Dealing with Ambiguity in Literature

2. Dealing with Ambiguity in Literature

Most of us learn that ambiguous writing is something we should avoid, but ambiguity in literature can make the story more enjoyable for the reader. Literary works that allow for multiple interpretations are often rich and intriguing.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

3. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples.

Recognizing & Integrating Irony within Text

4. Recognizing & Integrating Irony within Text

Authors use different forms of irony in their writings for various reasons. In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize irony, and how to integrate it into your own writing.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

5. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

6. Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing

In this lesson, we will study a variety of rhetorical devices that commonly appear in written texts. We will look at rhetoric on the level of sounds, words, sentences, and figures of speech.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

7. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Selecting the Best Words for Your Message

8. Selecting the Best Words for Your Message

Workplace communication depends upon delivering messages effectively through the use of professional writing. It is critical to understand how to select the best words for your message.

Commonly Confused Words in English

9. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

10. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message

11. Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message

Understanding the tone and voice of your message is critical to the overall presentation of your written communication. In business, the overall tone should be professional and courteous regardless of whether the message is positive or negative.

Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing

12. Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing

Connecting with your audience through writing is a necessity in the work place in order to garner the needed response. Investigating the audience's background and enabling certain steps will position your message to deliver the greatest impact.

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