Literary Elements Reading Tracker

Literary Elements Reading Tracker
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This is a fun reading tracker that can be used with ANY text.

The visual of the iceberg as plot development arc promotes higher level analysis than just "what happened" in the story.

It also is a great resource to make available after students have been absent and may need to understand the arc of the story to particpate.

Students can use this to track their reading of a text, and as a support to prepare for discussion. Or use it as a prewriting organizer for their own creative writing project.

This visual helps students think critically about what central ideas might be present, and encourages them to refine their thinking as they track their story.

Use this diagram as a group activity, graphic organizer, or whole-group visual support in your class.

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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.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
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