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Literary Analysis with Children's Books: Language and Aesthetics Mini Lessons

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Looking for an engaging mini lesson to scaffold literary analysis? Try using picture books to help students focus on language and aesthetics. This resource contains two graphic organizers with scaffolded questions to use during mini lessons, small group discussions, and independent application.

WHO LITERARY ANALYSIS WITH PICTURE BOOKS IS FOR

This resource is intended for middle and high school teachers who are looking to...

1. engage students in mini lessons about an author's use of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, figurative language, and aesthetics

2. bridge whole-class instruction with independent reading

3. supplement literature circle and book club units with common literary analysis lessons

LITERARY ANALYSIS WITH PICTURE BOOKS CONTENTS

This secured PDF resource with an editable PowerPoint version contains...

1. three graphic organizers, one for opening up discussions, one for any language element and one for aesthetics like use of color and font

2. a list of suggested picture books to use as mentor texts during picture book analysis lessons

3. a list of possible topics for students to analyze, including grammar, vocabulary, color and font formatting, and figurative language elements, as they research children's books

4. example responses you can use to model with students

WHY PICTURE BOOK ANALYSIS?

Picture books provide an entire story's worth of elements to analyze in a short amount of time. In just 10 minutes, students can gather enough information to study language, story elements, style choices, author's craft, and more. Literary analysis with picture books also provides a bank of common texts the whole class can refer back to and connect with all year long. Plus, it will help students value the connection between reading, writing, and language.

IS THIS RESOURCE READY FOR DISTANCE LEARNING?

Yes, this resource is included as both a PDF print file and as a digital Google Slides™ resource. Example responses are included in the Google Slides™ format and the print graphic organizers. The questions in this resource are not editable, but the digital example responses are editable, so you can change them to work for whatever picture book you'd like to use.

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10 PDF and 42 Google slides
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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