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This bundle includes Literary Analysis and Pre-Reading Creative Writing materials for the novel The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The bundle includes 32 pages and is priced to save you money, over buying each of these products individually.
Literary analysis is becoming increasingly important as students are often required to cite textual evidence and analyze aspects of literature.
Pre-Reading is an important aspect of the reading process. This pre-reading activity is a creative writing response that helps students to delve into the world of The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.
This bundle includes:
-Student handout that reviews the basic components of literary analysis
-Two versions of an excerpt handout for teacher instruction/think aloud
-Three versions of a literary analysis worksheet
-An assessment/review worksheet that includes a literary analysis and text-dependent analysis prompt (Answer Key for this is included)
Options for the literary analysis graphic organizers include teacher think aloud, independent practice, whole group practice, and small group practice. They can also be used as part of a reading station or as an addition of close reading.
Using an excerpt from the short story, students must develop part of the story. This activity includes a handout that can be used as a quick bellringer or developed into a longer written response. Students will often enjoy sharing their responses! It can be neat for students to re-read their writing once they have read the short story.
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*** To introduce or reinforce the concept of literary analysis, check out my Literary Analysis Interactive Notebook Activity! ***