Crafting Commentary for the Literary Analysis Essay
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Writing commentary is without a doubt the most difficult aspect of the literary analysis essay. It is the ONE part for which there is no formula because it's the part of the essay that contains the writer's original thoughts, or commentary/ analysis, on the evidence of the essay.

In this mini-lesson, I have provided students with two methods for crafting commentary that will help them not only write analysis but also take it to a deeper level.

This mini-lesson also contains sample paragraphs to show the difference between PLOT SUMMARY vs. COMMENTARY, peer revision forms, notes, teacher approval forms, and much more!

This is an essential mini-lesson for the writing process because the commentary is the MOST IMPORTANT part of the literary analysis essay.
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Created: Jul 26, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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