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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.
1. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
2. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction
How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.
3. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
4. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies
Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.
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Other chapters within the Smarter Balanced Assessments - ELA Grade 11: Test Prep & Practice course
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Parts of Speech
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Sentence Types & Parts
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Basics
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Interpretation & Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Figurative Language
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Informational & Scientific Text Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing US Historical Documents
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Writing Basics
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Academic Elements of Writing
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Listening & Speaking Skills
- Smarter Balanced Assessments - ELA Grade 11 Flashcards