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Ch 6: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis

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This crash course on deconstructing and analyzing literary works can help you review for the 11th grade SBA in English Language Arts. The videos and assessments are brief and informative, getting you ready for the exam in no time.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on getting you ready for questions in the reading section of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) ELA exam that you will take during 11th grade. This review can help you brush up on the topics you have learned in class over the last few years. Our expert instructors can get you up to speed on:

  • Literary periods and movements
  • Steps for analyzing literary passages, short stories and literary meaning
  • Deconstruction of literature
  • How to choose a response to multiple-choice questions on literature
  • Narrator roles and plot types in American fiction
  • Rhetorical devices

Each video is brief - typically under 10 minutes - and taught by an experienced English educator. The videos are entertaining with fun graphics portraying the examples. Each lesson comes with a transcript to use as a study guide and a short quiz to practice responding to multiple-choice questions.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis Chapter Objectives

The reading section of the 11th grade English Language Arts SBA includes 15-16 questions, most of which are multiple choice with a few brief response items. Completing these videos can help get you ready to show your comprehension of English and ability to pull meaning from complex texts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis
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Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

1. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

2. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

3. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Deconstructionism in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. Deconstructionism in Literature: Definition & Examples

Deconstruction is a method of literary analysis that challenges our comfortable assumptions. This lesson will define deconstructionism, explain its background, and provide examples of deconstructionist readings.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

5. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

6. Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

Thinking about who is telling the story in a novel, and what he or she might be leaving out, is crucial to understanding that novel. Learn about the various types of points of view in American novels, as well as a few specific, noteworthy narrators, in this lesson.

Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

7. Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

A novel's plot involves more than just what happens in the story. Authors employ a number of techniques, including foreshadowing, red herrings, backstory, and B-plots to enrich their stories.

Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

8. Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

Identifying the tone, setting, and mood in a short story can help you analyze that story. In this lesson, we'll think about those literary features in the context of a few well-known American short stories.

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