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

Western literature has many historical periods and stylistic movements from the Medieval period (circa 600-1500) through today. Discover the history, styles, and significant authors of Western literature during the Medieval Period, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism, and Postmodernism.

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

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

Literary analysis includes comprehension, interpretation, and drawing conclusions. Explore a step-by-step guide to analyzing literary passages, how to read for comprehension, how to use the steps of close reading to interpret a literary work, and how to draw conclusions from an analysis.

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

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

To interpret literature is to try and find the meaning or theme of the story. Discover how to use the text to guide your interpretation with key elements such as plot, characters, setting, symbols, and point of view.

Deconstructionism in Literature: Definition & Examples

4. Deconstructionism in Literature: Definition & Examples

In literature, deconstructionism refers to deciphering what is clearly presented, and what is not revealed by the author. Learn the distinction between Difference and Differ'ance, writers' challenge to binary formation, and exampled social consequences of deconstructionism.

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

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

Students of literature are sometimes required to answer multiple-choice questions about literature. Explore strategies to take tests and understand how to consider the literary text, the test questions, and your options to successfully complete the test.

Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

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

When considering the role of the narrator in American novels, it is helpful to identify the point of view from which the story is told. Learn about the different types of point of view as well as multiple and unreliable narrators.

Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

7. Plot Techniques in American Fiction: Definition and Examples

A number of techniques are used when constructing fiction in order to better aid or explain the plot. Learn more about plot techniques in American fiction, review the definitions of each, and understand them through examples.

Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

8. Analyzing the American Short Story: Techniques and Examples

When analyzing the American short story, one should begin by identifying a few basic aspects of literature. Learn about the techniques used, tone, setting, mood, and read examples.

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