Digital Literary Analysis Activity: Scaffolded Literary Analysis Activity

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Language Arts Classroom
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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  • Google Slides™
55 pages
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There are so many activities that it was easy to choose ones which could be modified for my ESL Students.
This is a great alternative to an essay for literary analysis. It gives a great framework for the slides and provides support for students.
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This digital literary analysis activity allows for scaffolding and encourages student understanding of literature. Because this literature activity comes with multiple pieces, you can decide what works for each student. This scaffolded literary analysis activity is the perfect starting point for a literary analysis essay or alternative to the literary analysis essay.

You can see the pieces and presentation in the thumbnails and preview. You will receive a Google Slide with directions, analytical questions, and a link to a Google folder with over 50 .JPGs to build your literary analysis for students to add digital elements. I have also included a page of teaching ideas.

Specifically, this digital literary analysis activity includes:

♦ 50+ .JPGs that include labels to start students with their literary analysis.

♦ A Google Presentation where students can build their analysis.

♦ A teacher page of suggestions.

♦ 10 literary analysis questions.

♦ A rubric.

Everything except the .JPGs are editable in this digital literary analysis activity. The pieces (for which you will receive a Google Drive folder) for students to build include:

analytical question



about the author

author's choices

character interactions

characters + plot advancement

characters + theme advancement

characterization: direct

characterization: indirect

main characters


internal conflict

external conflict



interesting phrase

facts (genre, author, publication year, awards)



figurative language

memorable dialogue


minor characters




objective summary


point of view



setting + theme


surprise created



theme + details


PLUS: two covers, blank options, and student direction pieces

This literary analysis activity is the perfect alternative to the literary analysis essay. If you need to scaffold students' understanding of analysis, you can build your own analysis with this literature activity.

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Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.


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