This is a fully editable word document that guides the students through a literary analysis of an excerpt from chapter 2 of The Pearl. This can be used as part of a larger lesson with the other guided literary analysis excerpts from The Pearl. For example, you can use this as a gradual release model by doing the chapter 1 excerpt together as a whole group (I do and We do portion). Then, you can have the students complete the chapter 3 excerpt in collaborative groups (You do - in collaborative groups portion). After this section I would review the analysis as a whole group to check for understanding. The excerpt can also be used to model writing the body paragraph as it lends itself nicely to a body paragraph with two quotes. Then, you can have the students continue to practice this literary analysis using this excerpt (chapter 2 analysis). I would again have the students complete this in collaborative pairs (You do - collaborative pairs) in order to practice the literary analysis skills. However, you can use it as the final portion of the gradual release and have them complete it independently. (I would use this one third as it is the most difficult). This guided analysis does not have all of the guided questions that the other two excerpts contained. This is to allow for scaffolding as the students will eventually need to be able to complete this analysis on their own. Since this is a fully editable document, you can add your own guided reading questions to differentiate instruction if you feel that your students need the scaffolding.