Want to include some American literature in your AP course and encourage students to practice the skills needed to pass the AP English Language test? These 10 Significant Assessments can help!
These summative novel assessments list 10 significant people, places, or symbols found in a novel. Students should be able to explain (in at least three sentences) how this person, place, or symbol was used to develop theme, tone, or purpose within the story. Each assessment is timed at 30 minutes.
The teacher information page explains how to use these assessments and includes a sample response to use when teaching this technique to students. Each test is a Microsoft Word document, making them easy to customize if you would like to focus on different characters, places, or symbols.
Novels included are:
The Scarlet Letter
The Great Gatsby
Of Mice and Men
In my course, students are responsible for reading the novel outside of class (over the period of about four weeks); however, these can also be used to assess novels taught in class.
Note for Use:
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