Analysis is the single most important skill a student needs to be successful in Language Arts. Therefore, we revisit this skill every few months! It's so important it even has it's own tab on this website! Have you checked it out?
Some of the "a-has" we had in Language Arts around the discussion of analysis are:
- On assessments, we cannot just re-write what is in the text.
- Language Arts is different than science and math -- there is no one right answer.
- The student who can explain their thinking and connect it to the text is the student who is proficient.
- Almost every assessment prompt will have the word ANALYZE in it.
We practiced seeing the difference between summarizing and analyzing using quotes.