This product can be used for an upper level English classroom; Reading Outlines require students to read one novel a month and record their analysis of that novel into the given format. These outlines allow students to flesh out their thoughts surrounding key themes and literary devices within novels they read outside of class without guidance, as well as provide them with a study tool to use before the AP exam.
My students really enjoy the independence and creativity Reading Outlines provide them! Reading Outlines are also great for classrooms that do not revolve around an AP exam, as many of the elements they are assessing lend themselves to any English environment. A few skills that can be assessed through Reading Outlines are:
- Recognition of theme.
- Ability to synthesize information (character descriptions, character arcs, emoji summary, etc.).
- Ability to identify authorial intent.
- Expository reading and writing.
- Ability to craft a well composed thesis statement.
This package includes a detailed handout describing the expectations for the activity, as well as a student example that can be used to display expected formatting and content.