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Literary Essay Writing for Any Text, Differentiate for Writers of All Levels-PDF

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Adult Education
Formats Included
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15 pages
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Set of materials to support writers of all levels in writing a literary analysis essay for any text. Includes guidance on picking a topic (optional) as well as several printables to help students with the process, including the inclusion of literary devices in their analysis. Rubric provided. Provide, require, or exclude the support printables as needed for differentiation on an individual or class level.

The printables are flexible and can be used with students new to effective essay writing, those who need to practice/ review effective essay writing with guidance, and those who are adept at literary essays.

• Teacher Notes on literary essay writing and the use of Support Documents
• Literary Device Analysis Worksheet: Student (or teacher) selects a literary device and finds five examples of it in the text. Then, the student will look for a patter or connection that can be made. The pattern becomes the thesis and the examples become the quotes for the essay.
• Literary Analysis Essay with rubric: with guidance on choosing a literary essay topic
• Literary Analysis Essay with rubric: for teacher-selected essay topic
• Literary Analysis Essay Planning Worksheet
• Teacher Notes on the Paragraph Models: explains usage options for each
• MEAL Plan for Paragraph Writing Model & Quick Guide reference sheet
• Introduction and Conclusion Paragraph Writing Models and Quick Guide reference sheet
• Quick Guide to Literary Essays: reference sheet on important elements of a literary essay

This item is a single file PDF. Literary Essay Writing for Any Text, Differentiate for Writers of All Levels item is also available as a premium, editable Word document.

This is also included in the Scaffolding Support Writing Bundle, Differentiate for Writers of All Levels.

Need support for students comparing two texts? Check out the Two Text Comparison Essay Writing, For Any Two Stories or Poems resources.

Need support for students doing research papers or expository essays? Check out the Scaffolding Support for Research Writing resource.

Need support for Five Paragraph Essays? Check out the Scaffolding Support for Five Paragraph Essays resource.

This item is also part of the money saving Poetry Teacher Toolkit for Teaching Poetry (Use With Any Poem)

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Total Pages
15 pages
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