Literary Analysis Teacher Resources
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Literary Analysis: Fiction
A four-page packet of worksheets on reading comprehension is here for you. In them, young readers listen to a story called "The Perfect Snack." Then, they answer the 16 questions about the story in this packet. May be a bit tough for kindergartners without adult supervision, but these questions should help a teacher determine how much their learners are understanding.
K Language Arts 14 Views 35 Downloads
Literary Analysis: Summary vs. Analysis
What is the difference between summary writing and literary analysis? A 16-slide presentation offers some basic requirements for both types of writing and helps readers identify each based on keywords used in both types of writing. Strengthen this introduction by looking at some excellent samples of each.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 41 Views 85 Downloads
New Review Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else needed for a close examination of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.
9th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing a Literary Analysis
What makes writing literary? What comprises analysis? A 15-slide PowerPoint presentation, created by the Purdue University Writing Lab, tackles these questions. The explanations of what makes writing literary and what comprises analysis are specific and clear.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 24 Views 204 Downloads
Literary Analysis of The Minister's Black Veil
After reading The Minister's Black Veil, by Nathaniel Hawthorne as a homework assignment your class will complete a literary analysis. Learners will analyze important element of the story and take notes to help support their essays.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 48 Downloads
People Everyday: Introduction to Literary Analysis and Music Literacy
Learners identify at least two themes in, People Everyday by Arrested Development. They identify five terms/expressions in the song with which they are unfamiliar and brainstorm on possible meanings from context.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"People Everyday" offers class members an opportunity to develop their literacy analysis skills and to develop media literacy. Guided by an included list of discussion questions, groups examaine the word choice, literary devices used, and consider the themes developed.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Effective Literary Analyses
After modeling how to write responses to literature that provide an interpretation, recognize ambiguities, nuances, and complexities, class groups are presented with short stories and/or art transparencies and asked to craft their own analysis.
Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Folk Literature Review Packet
In this folk literature instructional activity, 7th graders complete a graphic organizer that requires them to list the vocabulary and plot details of 10 folklore selections they read. Students also respond to 6 literary analysis questions.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Different People/Different Times
Learners read and compare two selections by two different authors with the theme man vs. nature. They complete a literary analysis paper comparing and contrasting the author's treatment of the topic with emphasis on setting, historical elements and cultural influences.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Thematic Lesson on Farm Workers
Ninth graders define basic elements in literature, discuss purpose of knowing elements, demonstrate use of listening and speaking skills by reading "Breaking Through" by Francisco Jimenez, and apply knowledge of elements by completing literary analysis.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Literary Analysis - The Hobbit
Learners write a literary analysis for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. In this literary analysis lesson, students review the elements of a literary analysis. Learners read the book and take notes for the analysis. Students then write a literary analysis essay for the novel.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Connecting Characters and Themes in Julius Caesar
Fourth graders prepare for the literary analysis. They locate, interpret, evaluate and analyze the relationship between a character and the theme. After a lecture/demo, 4th graders write topic and detail sentences, then correctly put them in paragraph form.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Literary Analysis: Summary vs. Analysis
Do your writers need tips for distinguishing between a summary and an analysis? Many learners, new to analysis, spend too much time summarizing a text and not enough time in analysis. Show your pupils how to recognize summaries by looking for explanations of what or where versus commentary about why or how that signals an analysis.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 17 Downloads
Literary Analysis- 451 Fahrenheit
Students explore Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In this literature lesson, students locate examples of elements of writing in the text. Students write a literary analysis to include a thesis statement and evidence from the book.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Elements of a Literary Analysis Paper
Analyzing literature is one thing, but having to write about it is quite another! Help your class start by providing them with a presentationov cering basic components like the introduction and thesis. Examples provided focus on Moby Dick, but the viewers don't have to be familiar with the novel to participate in choosing the best example.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Literary Analysis - The Hound of the Baskervilles
Students explore literary analysis through the reading of The Hound of the Baskerville's by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this analysis lesson, students take notes on the literary elements included in the novel. Students write a literary analysis of these elements in the story.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads