Literary Analysis Activities and Paragraph Writing

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    Finally, a tried-and-true process for teaching close reading and literary analysis skills and critical thinking about any text. Students will focus on connotation and denotation, apply inferential thinking to image & quotation literary analysis, and analyze paired-texts (no-prep lesson plans), all while practicing important written text analysis skills needed for literary analysis paragraph & essay writing. Assess student learning with Google Form quizzes and writing tasks!


    This Scaffolded Resource Bundle Includes:

    Step #1: Focus on Connotation vs. Denotation with Connotation & Denotation Google Drive Text Analysis Activities & Graphic Organizers so that you can help students to demonstrate understanding of purposeful diction, including literal and figurative meanings and author’s purpose.

    Step #2: Introduce students to the text analysis writing process with Introduction to Close Reading & Text Analysis Writing for Google Drive.

    Step #3: Practice text analysis skills using this analytical writing digital journal.

    Step #3: Assess student knowledge with Google Forms Critical Thinking & Text Analysis Assessments.

    Step #4: Have students apply close reading & text analysis skills to engaging, song & poem paired-text analysis with these fun Pop Culture Close Reading Lesson Plans.

    Product Links and Teacher Notes Pages so that you have instructions and tips for using these resources with students at your fingertips.

    Digital “Getting Started” Guide so that you’re able to swiftly make your own copy of this digital product and share it with your students.

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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
    Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
    By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.


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