This Powerpoint gives succinct descriptions of the most common literary lenses used by scholars. It gives quick descriptions of what a New Historicist lens would look for in a text as opposed to a Marxist lens. After going through seven literary lenses, the Powerpoint ends with an activity where students analyze famous children's narratives by looking through selected literary lenses.
This is a great introduction to literary criticism, but also to reading strategies. This Powerpoint is very useful in introducing all the different ways that students can approach a text, and what particular critics might be considering when they analyze it.