The Art of Literary Criticism

Literary criticism requires students to study, evaluate, and interpret what they read. This site discusses strategies for helping students develop this skill by teaching them to think deeply and critically about literature. This article discusses 3 steps to create an effective literary analysis: 1. Close Reading 2. Exploration and Examination of Key Ideas 3. Focus on "So What"

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3003.3.1
Write in a variety of modes, with particular emphasis on persuasion, for different purposes and audiences.
CLE 3003.3.2
Employ various prewriting strategies.
CLE 3003.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, well-constructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect...
GLE 0606.2.4
Understand and convert between fraction, decimal, and percent forms of rational numbers.
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Lesson Variations

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