The Literature Thought Journal contains 40 pages that can be used to create a graphic organizer booklet for your students to use with literature, including novels or short stories, to analyze characters, setting, plot structure (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution), mood, and theme. There are also general pages for younger or below grade level students. There are multiple versions of similar pages so that you can include multiple pages for the same topic while still providing variety for your students. Simply choose the options you wish to create a personalized graphic organizer booklet. Or, if you prefer, you can use single pages to work on one type of analysis at a time, such as setting.
These graphic organizers are simple and printer friendly! Use these organizers to help students stay focused during reading activities, especially for longer texts, such as novels.
This product is very low prep. The only preparation needed is to choose the pages you wish to print and then print! If your copier does not staple, then you will have to staple the pages into a booklet format, if you wish.
You can choose to print simple pages for students to record their thoughts or choose pages labeled with a variety of elements related to literature. These pages contain a variety of labels that are similar so that you can choose the wording that works best for you. For example, there are pages included with "problem and solution" and pages with "conflict and resolution." There are also general pages for lower grade levels that have not yet learned specific names for parts of the plot.
The pages are labeled in the following categories:
Character Analysis (3 pages)
Setting Analysis (3 pages)
Problem (2 pages)
Conflict (2 pages)
Rising Action (3 pages)
Climax (2 pages)
Falling Action (3 pages)
Resolution (2 pages)
Solution (2 pages)
Problem and Solution (2 pages)
Conflict and Resolution (2 pages)
Theme (2 pages)
Mood (2 pages)
Important Events (3 pages)
My Thoughts (7 pages)
Note that there are no page numbers as teachers may wish to include multiple copies of the same page or not include all pages at once. The inconsistency in numbering when done this way may confuse students.
This product is for personal use only and is not able to be used to create products for commercial use.
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