Literary Analysis Worksheet

Have you ever read something without really reading it? Scholars often read words while not paying full attention to the text. Completing a literary analysis sheet encourages reader involvement in stories. They do so by determining the author's purpose, main idea, use of literary devices, and analyzing characters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use with a variety of genres and compare
  • Review literary devices and examples of them before completing analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires text for analysis
Pros

  • Combines many literary elements and skills in one activity
  • Adaptable to any piece of text
Cons

  • None