This Ethan Frome literary analysis essay prompt asks students to consider task, audience, and purpose, which is in accordance with Common Core writing standards. There are supplemental handouts and worksheets designed to help students address the writing task and succeed at organizing their ideas. In addition, there are Common Core grading rubrics that you can use to score the essay.
The focus of this literary analysis essay is setting (specifically as it relates to characters and/or themes). Although you can assign the essay independent of other lessons, Literary Lyceum has designed three complementary lessons: one on theme and two on setting.
The Theme Analysis lesson is available for purchase here.
The Mood and Setting Introductory lesson is available for purchase here.
The Setting Analysis lesson bundle is available for purchase here.
Included in this file are:
- An overview of how to use the materials
- A literary analysis prompt
- A scaffolding handout for thesis support
- A handout for essay structure
- A scaffolding handout for body paragraph organization
- Common Core aligned grading rubrics
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This lesson is also available as part of our comprehensive
Ethan Frome Unit Bundle (click here)
In the complete unit bundle, you will receive:
- A vocabulary bundle with 4 vocabulary lists, 4 vocabulary quizzes with answer keys, plus additional differentiated vocabulary activities
- A reading comprehension bundle with reading comprehension questions and quizzes (with accompanying answer keys) for every chapter of the book
- An anticipatory activity with an image-rich PowerPoint to get students thinking about larger themes before reading the text
- A PowerPoint presentation on Naturalism with an accompanying lesson on analyzing Naturalist components of the book
- An introductory lesson that asks students to analyze poems that share a similar topic to Ethan Frome
- A lesson, PowerPoint, and worksheet centered on introducing mood and setting that works well toward the beginning of instruction
- A three-lesson bundle on setting analysis
- A "Think Like a Disciplinarian" lesson that asks students to consider the ideas of the book from various expert perspectives
- A lesson, worksheet, and PowerPoint on the themes of the book
- A lesson that asks students to consider the intersections between the book and a classic song by the rock band the Smiths
- This literary analysis essay prompt and rubric, plus accompanying handouts for essay writing support