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This group of mini lessons guides students through the process of creating a thesis statement, finding textual support, and writing a short literary analysis. Perfect to teach or review at the beginning of the year, these lessons can easily be built upon so that students later write complex, multiple-paragraph literary analyses.
This English Love product includes the following:
* a mini-lesson using clips from Mean Girls and Dead Poets Society to write a thesis statement
* a Prezi which guides students through the structure of a one-body paragraph analysis
* a review of Bradbury's use of figurative language in Fahrenheit 451
* worksheets which guide students through the process of writing a thesis statement to analyze Fahrenheit 451, find textual support, and outline an essay
Many of these items can be used to teach literary analysis over other texts as well!