I use this resource as a very early lesson with sophomore students to review the analysis skills they have been taught and practicing since middle school. Unlike my “Writing Effectively: Thesis Statements” Bundle, however, this focuses primarily on the process of literary & rhetorical analysis. It sets the stage for what students can expect in my class as well as what I expect from them regarding the literature we read.
(I also use these same expectations for analysis, including SOAPSToneS, in my AP Language course, so this could work as a beginning of the year review for 11th and 12th graders, too!)
There are so many ways to teach writing, and every teacher adds his or her own flair, so please feel the freedom to adapt this and make it your own!
Included with the PPT is a 4-page handout of skeleton notes for students. Use these however you see fit! I find it helpful to have students keep their pencils down first, while I explain and instruct. Then, I allow them to fill in the blanks after they’ve listened to my explanations.
Note: Key to skeleton notes is not included--but it's fairly easy to make since it follows the PPT exactly.