Literary Essay Writing Toolbox

Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
Literary Essay Writing Toolbox
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Toolbox for writing a Literary Essay includes step-by-step instructions for writing a 5-paragraph essay. Color-coded examples, graphic organizers, an MLA guide, elaboration practice, and a word bank for academic word choice help students learn how to write a formal essay about literature. Give students the tools they need to succeed!

This "Writer's Toolbox" includes

  • 1-page Reference Guide to MLA formatting
  • Literary Essay Definition
  • Reminders including Third person, Present Tense, Active Voice
  • How to Write a Thesis Statement (Color-coded Examples & a Graphic Organizer)
  • How to Write an Introduction
  • How to Write a Conclusion
  • How to Write Body Paragraphs
  • How to Elaborate (Color-coded Examples; Graphic Organizers for Practice)
  • Evidence Organizer
  • Color-coded Sample Paragraph about Lord of the Flies
  • Elaboration Practice
  • 5-paragraph Essay Graphic Organizer
  • Transition Words for connecting ideas, giving examples, elaborating, and more!
  • 3-page Academic Word Bank to Improve students' Word Choice/Writing Vocabulary (Replacements for "huge," "amazing," "stuff," "sort of" and more!)
  • Writing Solutions for Common Writing Challenges
  • Revision Checklist for Students
  • Sample Paper with MLA Format
  • Sample Works Cited Page
  • How to Annotate for a Literary Essay
  • Annotating Guides for The Outsiders, The Giver, Animal Farm, and Warriors Don't Cry
  • Graphic Organizer for a Compare/Contrast Essay on The Outsiders
  • Photographs of Sample Annotations
  • ELA Common Core Standards

These tools are from my personal toolbox--based on 12 years experience introducing students to the literary analysis essay. Students can use these resources throughout their high school years.

A graphic organizer walks students through the process of formulating a thesis statement.

Students also learn and practice how to elaborate on an example. A color-coded sample paragraph is included. In addition, they learn an easy-to-use formula for Writing an Introduction and Writing a Conclusion.

The 3-page Academic Word Bank offers a myriad of alternatives to vague words such as "huge," "amazing," "stuff," and "sort of."

Updated to include a sample MLA paper and Works Cited page.

A revision checklist helps students take responsibility for their own writing.

Package includes Active Reading Guides to help students read with a purpose--writing a literary analysis essay. Guides for The Outsiders, The Giver, Animal Farm, and Warriors Don't Cry are included.

Tips for annotating a novel and photos, too!

If you like this product and it helps your students, please leave feedback. Also, feedback earns you TpT credits that you can use for future purchases on TpT!

Contact me directly with any questions or concerns at mrsricci2005@gmail.com.

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