So here is where we are headed next. I want the students to see that there are ZILLIONS of things to write about in a literary essay. Some are better than others--but if they can state a clear thesis and support it with plenty of evidence, they may just be able to craft a decent essay!
These materials will help you implement a literary analysis essay with your students. In the spirit of getting away from the five paragraph essay, it includes an outline template for a four-paragraph literary analysis, a peer-editing worksheet, and a rubric.