for the Literary Analysis Essay
Students who are completing the scoring process for their Literary Analysis Essay should find the resources on this page helpful in the submission and revision of their papers using the Pearson Online Essay scoring system. Students will find links to printable versions of the stories they may use as the focus of their paper, and model essays written in response to another short story as a guide for responding to the online system's feedback.
Additional resources will be added as this assignment develops.
|Resource Handouts for The Dinner Party|
Literary Analysis Essay
The handouts below have been distributed as students have prepared to complete their drafts of the literary analysis essay. Additional handouts will be posted here as this process moves forward.
Literary Analysis Essay Assignment
Prewriting Graphic Organizer.
Connecting the Plan to the Paper
A Deeper Look
Introductions and Conclusions
Thesis Statement Activity
Literary Analysis Essay Evaluation Rubric
Printable copies of the short stories from this unit.
Students should download and print their own copy of the story of their choice so they can highlight and annotate the story in preparation for their essay.
"The Three Century Woman" by Richard Peck
"Papa's Parrot" by Cynthia Reliant
from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
from Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
"A Day's Wait" by Ernest Hemingway
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
"Suzi and Leah" by Jane Yolen
|Instructional Power Points|
Students may find these helpful if they need to review content delivered in class.
The Literary Analysis Essay and the ABCs
A Deeper Look - Highlighting and Annotating Relevant Text
Lorax Butcher Paper Graphic Organizer
Literary Analysis Essay Evaluation & Scoring
|Student Models Written on "The Dinner Party"|
The examples below demonstrate student responses to the story representing three different scoring levels for revisions written in response to feedback. Students who can implement the differences between model #2 and model #3 have an excellent chance in scoring very high on this assignment.
Student Model #1 Assignment
Student Model #2 Assignment
Student Model #3 Assignment
Student Models Written on Under the Rice Moon
This story was used in class to model the OnLine Essay scoring process. The examples below demonstrate student responses to the story representing three different scoring levels for revisions written in response to the feedback generated by the model "2" paper. Students may find that examining the evolution of this paper towards a score of "4" may help them revise their own papers on The Dinner Party.
Model Responses will be posted as they read in class.
Student Model Response - Score 2
Student Model Response - Score 4
Students attempting to improve their papers from one holistic scoring level to another may find that comparing the papers above helpful in identifying revision strategies that they might successfully apply to their own papers.
This page and the study resources for this essay have been designed by me (Greg Ott) for the use of my students at Northwestern Middle School in Milton Georgia in their efforts to respond to feedback generated by Holt Online Learning resources. Visitors are welcome to use these materials and/or this site to enhance their own use of the Holt Online Learning resources. I am always interested in the successful use of these materials and am likewise interested in suggested improvements. Please direct questions and/or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for stopping by. Return to Greg Ott's Homepage