Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit

Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
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Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
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Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts Unit
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Are your students confused about text analysis? You know how to do it yourself, but you're not sure how to make it accessible to students? I know the feeling. Analyzing texts is hard, and it rarely comes naturally. It's a difficult concept to break down into a methodical process. Still, it can be done.

I created these analyzing texts materials to help my students practice analyzing a variety of texts, including nonfiction, fiction, paired texts, short films, movies, commercials/advertisements, poetry. I found that by created scaffolding through guiding questions and prompts, students better understood the concept of analyzing texts, and they felt more comfortable with doing it on their own.

This analyzing fiction and nonfiction texts unit includes:

  • a direct instruction presentation and guided notes that breaks down the concept of analyzing in a student-friendly manner - in PDF and PPT form
  • a whole-class analyzing activity that uses a poem, a short film, and two political cartoons (suggested use is included) - also sold individually
  • an assignment that contains scaffolded questions to use with any text
  • a short film (Night and Day) analysis assignment with scaffolded questions and an extended response (film available on YouTube)
  • seven graphic organizers to use with a variety of texts (commercials, songs, fiction, nonfiction, poems, movies, and paired texts - text suggestions/recommendations with links are included)
  • a pre- and post-assessment to track students' growth (with key)
  • a literary analysis essay example to help move students from analyzing verbally to analyzing in a literary analysis format
  • an editable single-point rubric and outline with guiding questions to accompany the literary analysis essay
  • a unit overview (recommendations for order and text ideas)
  • suggested texts and links to sources to use for whole-class modeling purposes

Analyzing fiction and nonfiction gets easier the more students practice it. Use these analyzing texts materials to help your students get extra practice with a difficult concept. Scaffold the process to make it more understandable and less overwhelming

Please leave feedback and let me know how it works for you!

NOTE: This resource is also included in a larger bundle, Reading Literature and Informational Texts Graphic Organizer Activity Bundle.

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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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