Literary Essay Organizers, Rubric, and Handouts

Literary Essay Organizers, Rubric, and Handouts
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This product includes a variety of organizers that I use when I teach literary essays. It explains to students step by step what they should be writing for each paragraph. The guides provides guiding questions which help them figure out what to write. There is a checklist at the end which includes:

My literary essay has a catchy title
My literary essay has a “solid” central idea thesis
My literary essay has a strong intro/conclusion
My literary essay has a theme paragraph
My literary essay has a point of view paragraph (from the character’s point of view)
My literary essay has a point of view paragraph (from my point of view)
My literary essay covers the social issue I’m writing about
My literary essay includes transitional words and sentences to link paragraphs
My literary essay cites specific textual evidence
My literary essay is organized so every part contributes to the readers understanding

The product includes an example literary essay for you to share with students.

The product includes two pages of transition words students can use when they write their literary essay.

Additionally, an idea for having students create a literary magazine is included. You don't have to do it, but the kids like putting their literary essay into a magazine format which includes songs, poems, and visuals that represent the book they read for their literary essay.

Finally, a detailed rubric is included for you to use when students are done writing their pieces.

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Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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