This presentation and handout takes students through a step-by-step process for writing a literary analysis essay. It is best used as a culminating activity following a thorough discussion of Promethean traits. (See my other two products on Promethean Traits Introduction and Frankenstein Letters Close Analysis, as well as the handouts designed to go with those two lessons).
1. Give students the Frankenstein Letter IV Literary Analysis Workshop Handout.
2. Guide students through the Lesson 6 Presentation: Letter IV Literary Analysis Workshop.
3. Upon completion of the Writing Workshop Lesson, give students the Frankenstein Promethean Character Analysis Writing Assignment Handout, and have students continue the sample essay by writing the next supporting body paragraph.
1. Understand the writing steps and requirements in a literary analysis essay.
2. Be able to select and abridge evidence to support claim statements and arguments.
3. Be able to correctly integrate textual evidence in writing.
4. Be able to write a topic sentence that supports a specific claim (thesis) and controls the body paragraph.
5. Be able to use supporting evidence and write an analysis in support of a claim.
Depending on the level of your students, this writing workshop can take anywhere from 1 - 3 class periods. It is a great resource to help your students develop, increase, or master their literary analysis writing skills. Great practice for common core writing assessments as students learn how to select, integrate, and analyze evidence!
CCR WRITING 1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCR WRITING 4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task, audience, and purpose.
CCR WRITING 9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCR LANGUAGE 1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCR LANGUAGE 2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.