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Ch 11: Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Text Analysis and Close Reading chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their text analysis and close reading homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your text analysis and close reading homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your text analysis and close reading homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Get the gist of an essay
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Use context to determine meaning
  • Infer intended meanings
  • Construct meaning with context clues
  • Understand connotation and denotation
  • Determine tone and mood in a written passage
  • Use close reading and big picture reading methods

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Homework Help
Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

3. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

6. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

7. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

8. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

9. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

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

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

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

What is a Plot Diagram? - Definition & Examples

11. What is a Plot Diagram? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn what a plot diagram is and how to use it when analyzing a story. We will analyze the story 'Cinderella' using a plot diagram.

Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

12. Rising Action in a Story: Definition & Examples

Every story strives to keep the audience interested. In this lesson, we will take a look at how writers create drama and tension through developing the rising action of the plot.

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