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STAAR English I: Nonfictional Prose - Chapter Summary
Let our subject-matter experts help you as you get ready to take the STAAR English I test by reviewing these lessons that focus on aspects of nonfictional prose. These lessons provide instruction to assist you in answering test questions on topics like the definition and examples of nonfiction, and the following:
- Essays, diaries, letters and more
- Biographies and autobiographies
- Editorials, articles, speeches and other informational text
Our expert instructors created these 5-10 minute videos to increase your competency in nonfictional prose. Each lesson features a quiz at the end. If you need to review any of the lesson material, you can do so by referring to the video transcript provided. You can also go right to any specific place in the video using our timeline tool, which operates off of keywords to speed you directly there. Another feature allows you to submit a question to one of our experts.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
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Other chapters within the STAAR English I: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR English I: Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- STAAR English I: Analyzing Texts
- STAAR English I: Reading Literary Texts
- STAAR English I: Poetry
- STAAR English I: Drama
- STAAR English I: Prose Fiction
- STAAR English I: Sensory Language
- STAAR English I: Media Literacy
- STAAR English I: Reading Informational Texts
- STAAR English I: Reading Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English I: Reading Procedural Texts
- STAAR English I: The Writing Process
- STAAR English I: Writing Literary Texts
- STAAR English I: Writing Expository Texts
- STAAR English I: Writing Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English I: Grammar
- STAAR English I: Punctuation
- STAAR English I: Spelling
- About the STARR Tests
- STAAR English I Flashcards