Ch 1: Text Analysis & Close Reading for 10th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Text Analysis and Close Reading for 10th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach strategies for understanding the subtleties of written text in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Text Analysis and Close Reading for 10th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Get the Gist of an Essay and Improve Reading Comprehension;
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
Essay- and reading-comprehension tips;
Looking at nearby words to ascertain the meanings of other words
Tuesday What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning;
Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge and Word Structure
Learning the definition of inference and determining intended meanings;
Information that offers suggestions about the meanings of words and phrases
Wednesday Reading Strategies Using Visualization;
What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions and Examples
Visualization techniques to improve reading;
Studying the contrasts between connotation and denotation
Thursday Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage;
What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
Identifying tone through word meanings;
Determining how word structure affects meaning in writing
Friday Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies;
Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
Exploring far and up-close perspectives;
Finding and understanding a story's significance

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Text Analysis & Close Reading for 10th Grade Lesson Plans
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.

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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