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Song Lyric Literary Analysis, Step by Step Process

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6th - 12th, Adult Education
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Great introduction to Literary Analysis! Student use a song of their choice to write a literary analysis. Students will walk through the steps of a literary analysis with the printables, then put the pieces together in an essay. The break down of steps is good for teaching students new to writing literary essays or for those who need a structured review of the process.

This process has students start with the close reading, using the fill-in-the-blank student printable. After completing the worksheets, students are provided the instructions with how to turn those worksheets into the rest of their essay. This puts the emphasis on the close reading and how that evidence creates the rest of the essay.

• Overview & Teacher Notes
• Deployment Instructions
• Poetic Device Samples
• Literary Analysis Evidence and Analysis Collection Printable
• Writing Your Literary Analysis Student Instruction Sheet-- for introducing or reinforcing literary essay writing
• Song Lyric Literary Analysis Rubric—rubric only, to go with the guided student instruction sheet
• Song Lyric Literary Analysis Student instruction sheet with rubric—for students already familiar with literary analysis essay writing who need less guidance.

This is a modified version of my Christmas Carol (song) Literary Analysis.

Product is a single PDF.

Process is similar to the one used in the 3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay

Works well with the 5 Paragraph Essay Model, sold separately.

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

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8 pages
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Rubric only
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