This resource is designed to guide students step by step through the process of writing a text dependent analysis essay and can be used with any text: a novel, short story, play, nonfiction piece, etc. The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Docs.
Select from a variety of sample prompts to tailor to your text of choice or use a prompt of your own choosing. Students will brainstorm by collecting text evidence to support their response to the prompt and then draft an essay following a step-by-step organizer for each paragraph. Finally, students will engage in self and peer review before submitting a final draft. A model essay and adapted versions of the organizers are included as accommodations for students with IEPs or struggling writers.
*Sample text-dependent analysis prompts
*Brainstorming organizer & adapted version
*Highly structured introduction, body, and conclusion paragraph organizers & adapted versions
*Self and peer review activities
*Related Common Core Anchor Standards