It’s a challenge to get students writing about literature. I have found that one of the easier ways is to assign a cause/ effect analysis. A cause/ effect analysis asks students to analyze a character's motivations in work of literature.
This unit is designed so that the teacher can assign a cause/ effect analysis about any text the students are reading currently. In other words, the assignments are not text specific. In fact, I used the slides while students were all reading different novels.
This lesson is suited for grades 7-12. I think it would work best with students who have some knowledge of the basic 5 paragraph essay structure. The lessons begin with a review of the basic 5 paragraph essay model. This would either be new learning for younger students or review for more experienced ones.
I organized the slides so that the days are clearly marked for you. You could teach them in a row, making adjustments depending on how well your students are performing with the content.
This unit is a five day teaching unit. But the lesson would take more like 10 days assuming that the teacher would provide some in class time for working on drafts or including days for peer editing. I use a reading workshop in my room and took 5 days to complete the unit.
How to Use this Bundle:
Start by opening the slide show. That is your home base. It will direct you to other activities within the bundle.
The activity pages in this bundle include the following:
Labeling a sample argument about cause
Analyzing a prompt and brainstorming
Creating a working outline
Happy Teaching! Happy Learning!