Literary Essay - A Teachers College Aligned Fiction Writing Unit - Writing to Discover What a Story is Really About includes everything you need to teach the ninth lesson of the Literary Essay unit.
This unit uses Power Point to the TC Literary Essay writing unit. The slides seamlessly take you through each step of every lesson in the unit. Set up the slides in Presenter View on your projector, and move through the lessons with ease. Notes in each slide give suggestions on what to say and do with students while they view material on the board. Charts are also included in each lesson for you to either print out and distribute to students, or copy onto chart paper. Worksheets, checklists and rubrics are included in lessons when needed.
Power Point Lessons are completely editable allowing you to include your own models!!! Lesson plans, charts, etc are included as both Editable Word documents AND PDF's for ease.
Editable Power Points to guide you through the lessons
Editable Lesson Plans
Editable Charts to print out or copy onto chart paper
1 Close Reading to Generate Ideas about a Text
2 Gathering Writing by Studying Characters
3 Elaborating on Written Ideas Using Prompts
4 Finding and Texting a Thesis
5 Using Stories as Evidence
6 Citing Textual Evidence
7 Using Lists as Evidence
8 Putting It All together: Constructing Literary Essays
9 Writing to Discover What a Story is Really About
10 Adding Complexity to Our Ideas
11 Flash-Drafting Literary Essays
12 Beginnings and Endings
13 Using Descriptions of an Author's Craft
15 Building the Muscles to Compare and Contrast
16 Comparing and Contrasting Familiar Texts
17 Using Yesterday's Learning, Today and Always
18 Developing Distinct Lines of Thought
19 Exploring Commas
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***Note to Teachers***
These lessons are completely editable. I have included examples of my own small moment and what my class has done for our shared writing piece. Please read the “notes” in the Power Point and make changes as needed to personalize your lesson!!