Make literary analysis fun for your students with these magnifying glasses! Students use them to examine the following literature elements: character (words & thoughts, relationships, physical appearance, actions), setting, plot (rising action, climax, falling action, resolution), conflict (human vs. human, human vs. nature, human vs. self, human vs. society), and theme.
To help meet the needs of all students, this activity provides scaffolding with a short story analysis graphic and "frame" a quote handout. These activities help students write theme statements that identify the complex meanings of the assigned text (can be used with a novel excerpt also). Teachers can use these to differentiate instruction, design jigsaw activities, or encourage cooperative learning.
This 22-page document includes the following:
-eighteen magnifying glasses (including blank templates)
-short story graphic organizer
-frame a quote handout
-handouts with questions to guide students in their analyses
-models and examples using “The Open Window” by Saki
Teaching Poetry? Here are magnifying glasses for teaching close reading and analysis of poetic devices:
Poetry Analysis & Close Reading
Are you looking for more literature lessons and activities? Then you may be interested in the ones below.
Close Reading To Kill a Mockingbird
The Man He Killed and The Sniper
The Tell Tale Heart and Sonnet 100
Writing Task Paired Passage: Kate Chopin & William Faulkner
Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee? Writing Task
A Raisin in the Sun & Mother to Son
Paperless classroom? Then these Google Drive and Microsoft One resources may be just what you are looking for:
Digital Task Cards for To Kill a Mockingbird
Digital Task Cards for Reading Standards
Digital Writing Task Resource Road & Harlem
Digital Writing Task Resource Ain't I a Woman? and Phenomenal Woman