Graphic Organizer Bundle | Literary Analysis Digital & Print Graphic Organizers

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Amazing set of graphic organizers. Now students can choose the ones they resonate with, and their writing is improving as a result. Thank you.
Loved the range of choices to help students be successful--graphic organizers in the bundle are terrific! :)

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    Five extra graphic organizers


    These literature graphic organizers for studying literary devices and literary analysis will work with any novel or short story. These literary graphic organizers also work for lit circles. Over 85 graphic organizers to inspire students during and after reading literature are included.

    Overview of these story elements graphic organizer:

    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. Throughout, I have provided a graphic organizer example where necessary.

    • Use these literary elements graphic organizers 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

    Symbolization graphic organizers

    1. Clothing—connect to characterization

    2. Music—expounding upon setting and character

    3. Colors

    4. Weather

    5. Food

    6. Nature

    7. Possessions

    8. Blooming symbol—use with any symbol

    9. Animals

    10. Unpack the symbol—dig deeper with any symbol

    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

    Symbol Graphic Organizers for Literary Analysis | Symbolization Activities

    Are you interested in more literature activities?

    Literature Cards Lit Circle - Book Club - Independent Reading Questions

    Bookspine Poetry Activities - Bookspine Poetry Fun

    Language in Literature: Lit Circles, Book Clubs, & Independent Reading


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    Feedback from other teachers about these literature graphic organizers. . .

    There are so many different organizers and options here! Having examples on some of them definitely help with explaining what is expected from the different organizers. A great value for a lot of options.

    I love to use graphic organizers to scaffold lessons for students. This really helped me out with our independent reading analysis.

    This resource is great to have digital options of graphic organizers for students. They are easy to use and make my job easier!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
    Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
    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.


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