This 16 page packet is the ultimate tool for teachers to teach every aspect of a literary essay. Each page can be used to teach a separate lesson and they can be used as tools for students to further their learning and as a resource when writing independently. This packet has everything from how to develop complex ideas when reading in order to create a thesis statement, creating thesis statements, sample topics and author's craft moves that writers can write about, and even mentor essays on favorite children's books such as "Oliver Button is a Sissy" and "Those Shoes". This packet has changed dramatically changed my teaching of literary essays by making my lessons more dynamic and stronger. It has also greatly increased the level of student work because they are able to have al the resources that they need at hand and become independent. I hope you find this packet as useful as I have!