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Literary analysis is becoming increasingly important as students are often required to cite textual evidence and analyze aspects of literature.
This graphic organizer includes two versions of a student handout that describe the basic components of literary analysis. One of the handouts is completed, and the other can be used for guided notes. Because the organizer has students considering components of literary analysis, it can be a good starting point to build these analytical skills. The worksheets can be used with any piece of literature. Students responses can be developed into a detailed paragraph or even an essay. Two versions of an excerpt are also included and can be used as a teacher think-aloud or as part of whole-group instruction.
This pack provides you with the flexibility to use the graphic organizers to meet your instructional needs.
Options for use include:
-teacher think aloud
-whole group practice
-small group practice
-literature circles (use as a meeting requirement or separate literature circle role)
-independent book study
-a reading station
-an addition of close reading
There are four versions included:
Version One includes space for students to locate and analyze ten pieces of text evidence. It is ideal for analysis of novels, drama, or longer short stories. It could also be used with an independent reading novel.
Version Two includes space for students to locate and analyze five pieces of text evidence. It is ideal for students who may be just starting out with literary analysis, when time is limited, or for shorter works such as short stories.
Version Three includes lines and extended writing space for students to locate and analyze ten pieces of text evidence.
Version Four includes lines and extended writing space for students to locate and analyze five pieces of text evidence.
Want a companion product?
To introduce or reinforce the concept of literary analysis, check out my Literary Analysis Interactive Notebook Activity!
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