Digital or Print: Literary Graphic Organizers Bundle for Literary Analysis

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This is the ultimate bundle of graphic organizers for studying literary devices and literary anlaysis with any novel or short story. These literature graphic organizers also work for lit circles. Over 75 graphic organizers to inspire students during and after reading literature are included.

These graphic organizers will get students writing and thinking about the literature they read. Because there are numerous graphic organizers, you should find it easy to differentiate or to allow for student choice. You will receive all graphic organizers in a PDF version as well as links to Google Drive versions.

These graphic organizers and activities will engage students and provide ample opportunities for understanding the deeper parts of literature. Use them as assignments, review, or conversation starters. The layout is not "babyish" and the images will inspire students to think thoroughly; please see the preview for samples.

You can see the individual products in this bundle (listed below) and their feedback.

This is a comprehensive list of the literature graphic organizers you will receive:

Conflict graphic organizers

1. Introduction to Conflicts: illustrated with definitions.

2. Introduction to Conflicts: blank for students to take notes. Use these for differentiation. I use these as reference sheets throughout the school year.

3. Human vs. Human

4. Human vs. Self

5. Human vs. Nature

6. Human vs. Society/ Government

7. Human vs. Supreme Being

8. Conflicts in a Time of War

9. In Love and Conflicted

10. Coming of Age and Conflicted

11. Dystopian Conflicts

12. Physical Conflicts

13. Initial Incident: study the specifics of the story’s initial incident when the main conflict is introduced.

14. Dear Diary: students will write from the point of view of a conflicted character.

15. In the End: resolution of the conflict.

16. Evaluate the Story’s Conflicts: students choose the story’s biggest conflicts and defend their choices.

17. In Review: overall review of conflicts from the story.

18. What if this Conflict...: students will imagine what happens if a specific conflict was not in the story.

19. Resolve the Conflict: if the writer does not completely solve the conflict, students may finish the story’s conflict.

20. Step by Step: students will find the specific steps that led to the story’s main conflict

(objective summary).

Characterization graphic organizers

1. What apps would my character have?

2. They said what?! - direct characterization

3. This probably means... - indirect characterization

4. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - blank

5. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - with definitions

6. Types of characters: flat vs. round

7. Types of characters: static vs. dynamic

8. When my character was younger...

9. What clothes belong on my character? - indirect characterization

10. Drawing conclusions from direct and indirect characterization

11. My character has changed!

12. Narrating - what the narrator says

13. Interaction - breaking down how two characters interact

14. Reaction - how characters react to events

15. In the end... - how a character changed throughout the story

16. Using binoculars - narrator’s point of view

17. Objectively - writing an objective summary of a character’s actions

18. How does the story’s setting affect the character?

19. What is a protagonist?

20. What is an antagonist?

Theme graphic organizers

1. Tell Everyone! old-fashioned phone

2. Tell Everyone! text message with a smart phone

Note: these options allow for student choice, or the phone image that best

fits with the story’s time period.

3. It’s in the details... providing details to support the theme.

4. It’s in the details... providing a quote and a conflict to support the theme

Note: these two graphic organizers allow for differentiation. Choose the “details” organizer if

students need more options.

5. What is the story’s ‘recipe’ for that perfect theme?

6. Ingredients- adding pieces that create the theme.

7. Movie Time! summarizing the theme throughout the story.

8. Movie Time! drawing scenes that explain the theme.

9. Conflicting Gears - finding the theme through the conflicts

10. Round Up the Usual Suspects - possible themes from all stories

11. Megaphone: Inferring the theme

12. Internal Conflict and Theme: breaking down one internal conflict for analysis into the theme.

13. External Conflict and Theme: breaking down one external conflict for analysis into the theme.

14. Setting and Theme: locating if certain settings added specific elements to the theme.

15. Quotes and Theme: looking at revealing quotes that add to the theme.

Setting graphic organizers

1. Dystopian

2. Futuristic

3. Historical

4. Science Fiction

5. Interactions (setting and symbol, setting and character)

6. What time is it? (studying aspects of a time period)

7. Multiple settings

8. Overview: location and time

9. Setting and colors

10. Research the story’s setting

11. Setting: brainstorming

12. Get a snapshot of the setting!

13. When the setting is a flashback

14. Setting: first person point of view

15. Setting: third person point of view

16. Setting and symbols

17. Setting and characters

18. Setting and theme

19. Setting and plot

20. Setting and conflicts

BONUS graphic organizers

1. Author background

2. Motif

3. Plot structure

4. Time Period

5. "Snapshot" a moment in time

This Literary Devices Graphic Organizer Bundle contains bonus sheets, but you can see the smaller units here:

Conflict Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story

Characterization Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story

Theme Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story

Setting Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story


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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support 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 how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support 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; provide an objective summary of the text.


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