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STAAR English III: Reading Literary Texts - Chapter Summary
These engaging lessons provide instruction on reading literary texts in order to help you prepare for the STAAR English III test. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be better able to answer test questions about such material as:
- The human condition as it relates to literature
- The ways in which fiction draws upon characterizations, events, patterns and themes from other works
- Myths, traditional stories and religious works as sources for modern fiction
You can take the provided quiz after each lesson to assess your comprehension of the material you just studied. If you want to review part of the material on any of the lessons, you can refer to the transcript or you can use the video timeline tool to replay a specific section. Instructors can answer your questions when you submit them via the Dashboard area.
1. The Human Condition in Literature
Humans are connected to each other through life, death, and our emotional journeys. Read this lesson to learn about the common characteristics of the human condition theme, such as the concept of human nature, the complexities of human relationships, and society.
2. How Fiction Draws on Character Types from Other Works
In this lesson, we're going to explore how modern fiction draws character types from myths, traditional stories, and the bible. We'll look at several of these characters in their ancient and modern variations.
3. How Fiction Draws on Themes from Other Works
How do classic characters like Cinderella translate for our times? In this lesson, we'll discuss theme in literature, and you'll read about an example of how authors sometimes draw on themes from already existing works to appeal to contemporary audiences.
4. How Fiction Draws on Patterns and Events from Other Works
In this lesson, we're going to explore some common patterns and events that are found in myths, traditional stories, religious works, and modern fiction.
5. Sources of Modern Fiction: Myths, Traditional Stories & Religious Works
In this lesson, we're going to see how myths, traditional stories, and religious writings serve as sources for modern fiction. We'll define each of these and look at examples of modern interpretations.
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Other chapters within the STAAR English lll: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR English III: Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- STAAR English III: Analyzing Texts
- STAAR English III: Poetry
- STAAR English III: Drama
- STAAR English III: Prose Fiction
- STAAR English III: Prose Nonfiction
- STAAR English III: Sensory Language
- STAAR English III: Media Literacy
- STAAR English III: Reading Informational Texts
- STAAR English III: Reading Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English III: Reading Procedural Texts
- STAAR English III: The Writing Process
- STAAR English III: Writing Expository Texts
- STAAR English III: Writing Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English III: Grammar
- STAAR English III: Punctuation & Capitalization
- STAAR English III: Spelling
- About the STARR Tests
- STAAR English lll Flashcards