- leap into a book recommended by a friend, a colleague, or especially a student, who is anxiously awaiting our review
- leap into a new novel we’re teaching, whether or not we’ve had time to fully prepare a complete unit
- leap into a classic, maybe not one of our favorites, but something we know students need to sit with in order to grow as a reader
For those instances, the Literary League is teaming up to share some of our favorite resources to help you Leap into Literature. These are resources that are not tied to a particular book, but ones that can be used over and over again, both with your favorite novels, as well as with new texts or classic pieces you’re trying to breathe new life into.
This pack includes over 90 graphic organizers for teaching the Common Core Reading Literature Standards for Grades 4-8.
These are specifically designed to fit inside interactive notebooks, but can certainly be used even if you don’t teach with notebooks.
Difficulty of the graphic organizers range from simple to complex, allowing for differentiation in your classroom.
Summarizing a Story
Analyze Theme Development
Analyze Character’s Response to ChallengeRL.3
Analyze Dynamic Characters
Analyze CHaracter Traits
Diagramming a Story
Mood and Setting
Vocabulary Word Analysis
Denotative and Connotative Meanings
Analyzing Figurative Language
Sound Devices in Poetry
Compare and Contrast Structure
Analyze Poem Structure
Analyze Drama Structure
Analyze Novel Structure
Analyzing Point of View
Comparing Point of View
Comparing Book vs. Movie
Visual and Multimedia Elements
(RL.8 not applicable to literature)
Analyzing Themes Among Multiple Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Stories With Same Topic/Theme
Comparing Historical Fiction vs. History