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Ch 22: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose

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With this chapter's lessons, your students in grades 6-8 can quickly brush up on how to interpret prose for the SBA ELA. The quick, self-assessment quizzes and chapter test allow you to track their progress.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose - Chapter Summary

Student competencies in the interpretation of prose is one of the topic areas addressed in the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) 6-8. After making sure that learners understand the definition of prose, lessons delve into related literary terms and various types of prose. All of the following concepts are included in this collection of lessons:

  • Foreshadowing and characters
  • Literary terms relevant to prose
  • Examples of prose poetry
  • Epistolary writing: letters and diaries
  • Meaning from mood and tone
  • Spoof, parody and satire

Our fun video lessons have animations and handy video tags that enable students to go back and find specific spots for review. Text lessons offer links to additional information for extra learning support. All lessons offer short quizzes for immediate feedback on student progress.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose
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.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

3. Prose Poems: Definition & Famous Examples

What exactly is a prose poem? In this lesson, we will define prose poems, analyze characteristics of prose poetry, and learn about a few famous examples. We will wrap up the lesson with a short quiz to test our knowledge.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

5. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

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