This resource contains handouts, sentence starters, and student-facing checklists to help you teach your students how to effectively analyze evidence in a literary analysis essay.
There's no doubt that the analysis part of literary analysis poses the toughest challenge for many middle school-aged writers. These handouts will give your students the tools they need to think deeply, write clearly, and articulate their ideas in literary analysis.
I have used these resources with 6th and 7th graders over the past 7 years as a Title 1 middle school ELA teacher (40% ELLs, 35% students with IEPs). I use them in conjunction with mentor texts, outlines, and student-facing rubrics. Often, students just need to look at examples and practice with sentence starters before they get the hang of analysis.