Ch 11: Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Text Analysis and Close Reading chapter of this 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how to analyze and read texts. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the text analysis and close reading topics required in a typical 9th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 9th grade English work.
  • Identify the text analysis and close reading concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our 9th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about text analysis and close reading and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding connotation and denotation, context, inference or any other text analysis and close reading topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their text analysis and close reading unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 9th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about text analysis and close reading simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live 9th grade English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about text analysis and close reading on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to get the gist of an essay.
  • Determine the meaning of words using context.
  • Understand how to infer intended meaning.
  • Become familiar with reading strategies that use visualization.
  • Define connotation and denotation.
  • Explain how writing structure affects meaning.
  • Compare and contrast close reading and big picture reading strategies.
  • Use text to interpret literary meaning.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Structural Irony: Definition & Examples

11. Structural Irony: Definition & Examples

Have you ever read a book and thought the protagonist or narrator must be crazy? Chances are they were actually participating in structural irony, which you'll get to learn all about and see some examples of in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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