Reflect on the writing process for your first essay. Answer these questions:

  1. What did you do well in your essay?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
  3. Where did you struggle, if at all?

What is a Literary Analysis?

Writing a Literary Analysis Presentation

Literary Analysis

The Art of Quoting

According to the book, what is the purpose of a citation?

When is the use of a citation appropriate?


  • China is the largest nation in the world.
  • A McDonald’s Big Mac® has 550 calories.

Why do these need support? Where can you find it?

Quote Sandwich

  1. Introduce the quotation p. 46
  2. Quote, relevant
  3. Explain Quotation p. 47

quotation sandwich


La Pinata mural by Diego Rivera


  • Explain how Rachel can be eleven, but also all her younger ages as well. 
  • Why can’t Rachel speak up to tell Mrs. Price the sweater is not hers?