Two step-by-step sets of directions lead students through the process of writing a multi-paragraph analysis of a novel, from an introduction with a clear thesis statement to a memorable conclusion.
Each set of directions helps students focus on separate literary elements—either the plot and setting of the book or the characters and theme.
Each begins with tips regarding MLA format, conventions, and readying the final draft of the paper for publishing.
Each has specific academic language highlighted.
Each has two or three sample paragraphs.
I designed I Can Write Analytic English Papers to address the Common Core State Standards for expository/informative writing for middle school students, specifically students in a gifted program. This file is a Word document you can adapt for your own use.
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