This is a blank outline that will take a student, step by step, through the essay planning process. It lists the components for a literary analysis essay, and then provides blank lines onto which they can record a working thesis and topic sentences, as well as textual quotations and ideas for analysis.
This is a really helpful tool that I use in my classroom all the time. It fulfills a real need in student writing today -- planning. I find that most of my students skip the planning stage whenever possible. This essay worksheet prevents them from doing so. With this assignment, they are forced to think about their essay before they begin writing it.