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Ch 8: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis

About This Chapter

Getting through the SBA Grade 11 ELA assessments will be a breeze when you brush up on methods for reviewing literary content and style in this Fiction Analysis chapter. You will get invaluable practice in responding to prompts about fiction texts as you complete the quizzes and test.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis - Chapter Summary

In these information-dense and engaging lessons served up in bites of 10 minutes or less, you will gain loads of experience in picking apart literature to explore its parts and find the author's sub-surface meaning and intent. This review helps you prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for English Language Arts (ELA). Lessons in this chapter explore:

  • Definitions of prose and fiction
  • Setting, characterization, and plot
  • Point of view in fiction
  • Themes, tone, and style
  • Drawing inferences and interpreting figurative language

In this information-heavy world full of competing demands on time, we know that taking more time out of your day is tough. We kept that in mind as we developed our videos. They're short and interesting so you can sneak them into your schedule throughout the day. As you complete these videos, you will become a more effective reader of fiction texts. Complete the quizzes and test to see how well you are taking in and synthesizing the information.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis Chapter Objectives

When you take the SBA for ELA toward the end of your junior year in high school, you will face language and literary concepts you have studied throughout your time in high school, sometimes needing to draw on information you haven't studied in years. This review is designed specifically to help you review topics you already learned in class but need a little dusting to be ready for the fiction-related assessment items (about four total).

Though the SBA is not pass-fail oriented and (so far) doesn't impact college admissions or job prospects, it is important that you approach them in top academic shape so that you and your educators have an accurate picture of your ELA concept achievement relative to the Common Core State Standards for 11th grade students. This will help you and your counselors in determining what requirements you may need to meet in your senior year to meet your post-graduation intents. Get ready for that assessment with these videos and those of the other chapters in this course.

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.

What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

2. What Is Fiction? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will learn about fiction. We'll take a close look at its definitions and its types and explore the difference between literary and commercial fiction.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

3. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

4. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

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.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

6. 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 a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

9. 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.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

10. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

11. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

12. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

13. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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