Ch 9: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Introduction to Nonfiction

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Worried about the upcoming English Language Arts SBA exam? Prepare for test day by reviewing basic information about analyzing nonfiction texts with these entertaining videos and brief assessment quizzes.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Introduction to Nonfiction - Chapter Summary

As you approach the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) process in the final weeks of their junior year, get ready for the English Language Arts (ELA) portions with this quick review of nonfiction literature concepts. As you check out these videos, you can increase your competence and confidence in English concepts, particularly:

  • Defining nonfiction
  • Understanding fact, persuasion, and informed opinion
  • Identifying types of literary nonfiction
  • Examining biographies and autobiographies

This is one of the shorter chapters in this 11th-grade ELA prep course, but it lays a very important foundation for the other chapters discussing various kinds of nonfiction works. The videos are brief and chock-full of useful information, giving you a thorough review of literary principles you likely learned in class. You can also get beneficial practice responding to nonfiction literature test prompts by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter test.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Introduction to Nonfiction Chapter Objectives

Reading, understanding, drawing meaning from, and synthesizing information from various nonfiction works features prominently in the Grade 11 SBA ELA assessment. Of the Claim 1: Reading category, informational texts account for two thirds of the assessment items. You may also have to be proficient at exploring nonfiction when you complete the research-dense performance tasks for Claim 2: Writing and Claim 4: Research. This chapter can help you get ready for these parts of the SBA with a refresher on nonfiction basics.

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