Literary Analysis Teacher Resources

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Literary Analysis: Summary vs. Analysis

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
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....
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Literary Analysis of The Minister's Black Veil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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....
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Literary Analysis - Young Goodman Brown

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Why is literary analysis so important? Readers explore writing a literary analysis by reviewing literary elements such as character, metaphor, plot, setting, simile, personification, and style. They read "Young Goodman Brown" by...
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Literary Analysis Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Literary Analysis of The Minister's Black Veil

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore the short story "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. First, read the short story and take notes on specific uses of the elements of writing such as characters, setting, plot, similes, personification, metaphors,...
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Literary Analysis: Fiction

For Teachers K
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...
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Literary Analysis: Taming of the Shrew Identification of “Farce”

For Students 9th - 11th
The Taming of the Shrew is a play filled with humor, coarse wit, horse play, and farce. Here is a learning exercise that provides a number of such literary elements. Learners provide specific examples from the play. They write down...
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Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
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...
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Literary Analysis - The Hobbit

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students 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. Students read the book and take notes for the analysis. Students then write a...
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Literary Analysis- 451 Fahrenheit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In this literature lesson plan, 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.
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Writing a Literary Analysis

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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Literary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Gear up for analysis with a graphic organizer. Learners identify the text, select a focus for their analysis, draft a thesis, note down supporting points paired with textual evidence, and write a quick conclusion.
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Elements of a Literary Analysis Paper

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Literary Analysis Essays: Analyzing Character

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After an overview of the format of the literary analysis essay, viewers examine paragraphs that model “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D” level work. Each graded paragraph is followed with an analysis which explains the score. A real strength of the...
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Elena by Diane Stanley

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This story is bound to motivate your class. Learners read a story called Elena by Diane Stanley. The story is about a young woman who marries for love but is soon widowed during the Mexican Revolution. She takes her children to...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis

For Teachers 12th Standards
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
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Hero Anyone?

For Teachers 9th
Practice literary analysis and citing evidence in this activity about heroes. Ninth graders complete research activities for a literary analysis of a character who meets the definition of a hero. Then, they write journal entries about...
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The Big Ideas in "Bud, Not Buddy"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice identifying the theme in the Newbery-winning novel Bud, Not Buddy. The activity reinforces literary analysis skills as young readers create responses to a short story through writing, orally, or in a media...
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Beowulf

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
High schoolers complete literature analysis activities for Beowulf. They read lines from the poem and complete character analysis activities. In addition, they write and share a boast modeled on the text and then create heroes and...
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Literary Elements in Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your class to Glogster with this literary analysis lesson. At the end of your short story unit, they choose one literary element to apply to three short stories and make an online poster using Glogster. Samples are included. If...
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"User Friendly" Cause and Effect

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Bring literature to life with your SMART board and this literary analysis lesson. While reading "User Friendly" by T. Ernesto Bethancourt (from the Holt Elements of Literature textbook by Kylene Beers), have your class discuss the theme...
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Kumeyaay Indians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Useful for literary analysis, citing textual evidence, or summary skills, this lesson about the Kumeyaay Indians would be a good addition to your language arts class. Middle schoolers read novels and summarize the literature in their own...
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A Glimpse of The Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the evolving American sense of place with this lesson, which focuses on John Steinbeck's immortal The Grapes of Wrath. Identifying the time in history, characters, and themes in the novel helps high schoolers practice literary...
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Evaluating Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Before diving into their first literary analysis, review this presentation with your class. They study sentence patterns, figurative and literal language, tone, mood, and diction as they relate to literature.