Today in class, we completed our fifth session of the literary analysis unit. This mini-lesson focused on conveying evidence–collecting compelling evidence that can support the claim through summarizing, storytelling, and quoting. We then used a new mentor text to see how a literary essay could be organized!
*Check out the Literary Analysis folder (Session 5) to see a mentor text, written by a student named, Yuko. We read over this example inside the Session 5 folder and color-coded the mentor text. If you were absent for this, attempt it on your own and check with me or a peer when you return.
The following information should be added to your already-created anchor charts in your writer’s notebooks.
HOW TO WRITE A LITERARY ESSAY ABOUT CHARACTER
- Re-read selected bits.
- Notice details, think, talk, write to explore: “Why this detail?”
- Think, “What does the character REALLY want?”
- Think about the deep down, internal motivations.
- Try to generate an idea about the character that encompasses the WHOLE character and the WHOLE text.
- Search for the most compelling evidence that can support the claim. Then, add it to your essay by:
- Quoting some parts of the text
- Story-tell other parts
- Summarize yet other parts
We then used the remaining part of class to read Chapter 4 of the WGTB!
- Chapter 4 Response to Reading for WGTB
- Fishbowl Group #3: Written explanation and wiki review (Don’t forget changed section!)