Get students beyond summary with these open-ended interpretive and evaluative questions that lead to beginning an essay.
Questions cover the basics of studying literature (narrative point-of-view, symbolism, character development, irony, theme, setting, cultural commentary, etc.).
Also included are pages to copy down significant quotes and passages from a text, then students also use this packet to begin developing a working thesis statement.
This can be used for independent learners or as a guide to classroom discussion.
See my other products that offer more tools for studying literature and writing the analytical essay.
Close Reading a Novel: Thinking critically to begin writing an analytical essay
by Charles Adam Coe
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License