This 17 page bundle contains everything you need to help your students learn to write a Literary Essay. It contains an introductory handout that explains that "parts" of a literary essay, a transition word handout, a literary essay exemplar, an essay planning sheet, essay graphic organizer, and assignment/rubric. I have used all the elements of this package to introduce the Literary Essay to my English students and have used parts of the package as handouts for students who are already familiar with how to write a literary essay. Many students have told me that the Transition Word List and Exemplar Essay are some of the most helpful handouts they have ever received. Many students have returned to me in later years to tell me that they still use these resources. I use these resources with high school students but they could be used with middle school students as well!