Writer’s Workshop

Writing – Literary Essays

During this unit, students will learn how to write a literary essay!  Students will write literary essays that develop a strong claim or thesis about a character or story then use textual evidence to support their claim.  Students will also learn to transition seamlessly between reasons, evidence.


Through out the unit, students will read and reread a familiar short story, then a familiar novel, and eventually they work across two texts.  In this way, they progress from simpler, more straightforward literary essays to those built around more complex theses to compare-and-contrast essays.  






Attached below: The narrative writing checklist that students use to guide their work, self assess and set goals for their writing work.

***Writing Samples of Narritive Writing