Literary Analysis


Graphic Organizers

Use organizers based upon purpose (e.g., inform/explain, argue) for author’s techniques and devices

Plot  
Story Board Storyboard
Rising Action Rising Action
Setting  
Spider Map Spider Map
Tree Map Network Tree Map
Characterization  
Character Trait Map Character Trait Map
Conflict  
Problem Solution Problem/Solution Outline
Theme  
Tree Map Network Tree Map
Layer Hierarchy Layered Hierarchy
brace Brace Map

 

Summary and Constructed-Response Templates

Literary Analysis


Questions/ Prompts

Varies by purpose

 

Hand Signals for Focusing on the Skills & Strategies

• Say put things in order with one hand pounding on the open palm of the other hand while moving from both hands from left to right (plot).
• Move both hands in high in the air as if you are shaping the room (setting).
• Scrunch both hands in front of your waste and make tighten your face (conflict/problem).
• Hold your arms apart and then move them together to clasp your hands (theme).

Character Traits
• Hold to your head with both hands (characters think)
• Bring your hands from your mouth outward (characters speak)
• Hold your hands to your heart (characters feel/have emotions)
• Move your hands from your heart outward to the group (characters relate to/interact with others)
• Pretend you are walking (characters take action)


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