Daily Archives: December 12, 2020

Analyze This! A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis


Analyze This! is a step-by-step guide to analyzing literature

I created this bundle to help my students understand analysis and how to apply their newfound skills to write an effective essay. In my 21 years of teaching High School English, I have repeatedly noticed that students often have difficulty in knowing how to analyze and use the information to write with a purpose in essay form. This step-by-step guide for high school students simplifies the process and gives students and teachers all of the tools they need to become successful literary critics.

The bundle includes:

❒ A page with suggestions on how to use the bundle.

❒ Two pages explaining the difference between analysis and literary analysis.

❒ One page on how to create an effective outline (what content should be included).

❒ An exercise using the “Ant and the Grasshopper” fable to help students analyze elements of plot, characterization, symbolism, theme, and setting.

❒ An answer sheet with detailed information.

❒ Instructions on how to use the above information to focus a topic and write a thesis statement.

❒ An outline activity – students need to complete an outline using a given thesis statement.

❒ An answer key (with a possible outline) to help student compare their outline with this one.

The bundle includes 13 pages and two to three days worth of lessons.

This is a practical and simple way to guide students through the analytical process.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creative Writing Bundle

ELA Literature Study Unit

Essay Writing Flip Book

Free Thesis Writing Activity

Teaching the Essay Package

Thesis Writing Poster

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Phonics Game: Sound Warm-Ups”

by The Owl Teach
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

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