Ch 6: STAAR English II: Nonfictional Prose

About This Chapter

The easy-to-understand format of these lessons will help you identify the elements of nonfictional prose. Prepare for the STAAR English II exam by studying this chapter and taking the practice quizzes at the end of each lesson.

STAAR English II: Nonfictional Prose - Chapter Summary

It is important to understand the elements of nonfictional prose for easier comprehension when reading and writing nonfiction texts. These brief but engaging lessons will prepare you for the STAAR English II exam by examining the organizational structure and purpose of nonfiction essays. Each lesson outlines key topics, including:

  • Exploring nonfiction as a genre
  • Organizational structures used in nonfictional writing
  • Using diction and syntax to convey meaning and intent
  • Identifying audience to determine tone and purpose of an essay

Study the information presented in these lessons at your own pace, tracking your progress with the Dashboard feature. As you complete each lesson, utilize the multiple-choice quizzes at the end to ensure you understand the concepts presented. Review specific subjects using the direct links embedded in the quizzes. Once you achieve successful results on the more comprehensive chapter exam, you will know you're adequately prepared for these types of questions on the STAAR English II exam.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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