Writing about Literature

Developing a Thesis for a Literary Analysis Paper
This student handout analyzes and models the structure of a thesis statement for a literary analysis paper. 2 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Let's Go Shoppping
This activity helps students understand point of view. It is designed for grades 7-9.

Novel News: Broadcast Coverage of Character, Conflict, Resolution, and Setting
Students write a TV news broadcast using events in a novel as the subject. Includes resources and rubric.

Students Teaching English Paper Strategies
This website (by students, for students) guides writers through the process of writing about literature. It includes definitions, tips, and models.

Writing About Literature
These extensive suggestions are designed for high school or college level. Teachers are encouraged to consider their own composing process as they design an assignment. The page incldues suggestions for notetaking, sample journal prompts, ideas for integrating graphic mapping tools, and much more.

Writing an Approach Paper
A structured approach to writing about a novel.