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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
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!
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