This mega power pack (a 32% discount over buying a la carte) includes 18 different activities for analyzing a piece of literature, including worksheets, journals, discussion questions and projects.
1. Generic Literature Response Short Answer Questions- This worksheet is a great summary activity to use at the end of a novel. Students are asked to answer, in complete sentences, 5 questions about:
--Author's other works
--Value of teaching the novel
2. Independent Reading Assignment- Historical & Cultural Context- This worksheet can be used with any literary work. Answer key not included as answers will vary.
Students are asked the following questions:
--What makes up history? List at least 5 things.
--What makes up culture? List at least 5 things.
--What was going on during the time period when this book was written? List at least 5 things.
--What is the historical context of your book? What in your definition of history is present in this book? Give at least two quotes with explanation. Don’t forget page numbers.
--What is the cultural context of your book? What in your definition of culture is present in this book? Give at least two quotes with explanation. Don’t forget page numbers.
--What is your book trying to say about the time period it portrays and/or was written during?
--What is your book trying to say about the culture(s) it portrays?
3. Independent Reading Journals- Set of 9 daily journals. Questions are different for each day, though each day calls for a summary. Other questions include predicting, reader response, and use of literary elements in the text.
4. Jigsaw Instructions & Discussion Questions- Jigsaws are great ways to cover more information, more in-depth, in a short amount of time. Students start in an expert group, becoming an expert on one topic. They then move to home groups where they teach their group members their topic and learn their group members' topics. This particular jigsaw is based on Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, but the instructions can be adapted to any topic.
5. Jist Pyramid- Story or Unit Review Activity- A jist pyramid is a great activity to use as a review or quiz at the end of a story, novel or unit. The jist of a jist pyramid is that the students are asked to sum up the story or unit in one 10-word sentence, and then explain their answer. No answer key as answers will vary.
6. Literary Analysis- Comparing Tone Chart- This chart allows students to compare the tone of up to 4 different texts. Students are asked to analyze the author's purpose, their tone, and how that tone is established.
7. Literary Analysis- Dialogue, Description, Poetry, Show vs. Tell, Drama- Originally formatted for Creative Writing, these worksheets are great for analyzing how literature is written- Fiction, Memoir, Poetry and Drama. Can be modified to accompany any text.
Packet contains several worksheets:
1. Fiction/Drama/Memoir- Analyze lead, description, characterization
2. Poetry- Analyze line breaks, style, theme
3. Fiction/Memoir- Analyze snapshots/thoughtshots, description, figurative language
4. Drama- Analyze cast of characters, dialogue, stage directions
5. Fiction/Memoir- Analyze snapshots/thoughtshots, description/imagery/figurative language, show vs. tell, dialogue
6. Fiction/Memoir- Analyze snapshots/thoughtshots, description/imagery/figurative language, show vs. tell, dialogue/characterization
8. Literary Analysis- Point of View Comparison Chart- This chart asks students to compare the point of view of 3 different stories. Editable for any story title and author.
9. Literary Analysis- Sensory Details Chart- This chart asks students to find examples of each of the 5 senses in their reading. Editable for any story title and author.
10. Literary Analysis- Small Group/Class Discussion Questions- This worksheet gives students specific questions to frame a discussion of whatever novel they've just read.
--What they've learned
--How they feel about the material
--How'd they affect/change the novel's circumstances
--How they feel about the discussion
11. Literary Comparison Worksheet/Graphic Organizer- This graphic organizer worksheet is a great tool for helping students compare fictional texts. Students are asked to fill out Venn diagrams comparing protagonists, antagonists, conflicts, plot events, themes and lessons. Currently formatted for 3 fictional texts. Can be edited for 2 texts or nonfiction texts as well.
12. Literary Elements Analysis Graphic Organizer- This graphic organizer is a great, compact way to analyze and review the major literary elements within a text. It works best with shorter stories, but can also be used with novels. It could also be used as an assessment.
Literary elements covered:
--Point of View
13. Plot Map- Blank plot map. Each of the 6 points of the plot map are labeled by numbers. Students are asked to identify each point. Can be used as notes or an assessment.
14. Plot Map Notes Worksheet- This organizer is great for introducing or reviewing plot structure. All 6 points are numbered on a diagram corresponding to the notes section underneath. Answers included.
15. Plot Map Worksheet- Worksheet showing the points of a plot map. Plot is seen through the metaphor of a rainy day ending in a rainbow. Each of the six points are explained, and students are asked to identify each point in the short story they are reading.
16. Prediction Chart- General Reading- This prediction chart can be used for any piece of literature and at most levels middle school and up. Students are asked to predict what a story is about based on:
After reading, students are asked to analyze the effects the plot had on the characters and explain the outcome of their predictions.
17. Reading Chart: Prediction, Foreshadowing, Suspense- Chart for predicting while reading, and finding examples of foreshadowing and suspense. With prediction, students are asked to identify the place they stopped reading, what their prediction was, and what the outcome of the prediction was (correct or not, what their clue was/what they missed). For foreshadowing, students are asked to identify the example and explain what was foreshadowed and how. For suspense, students identify examples of suspense and explain the technique used.
18. Short Story Analysis Worksheet- This worksheet can be edited for any story, possibly novels as well. Students are asked to:
--Analyze point of view
--Characterize protagonist and antagonist
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