American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric

American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
American Author Long-Term Assignment and Grading Rubric
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This student-driven assignment asks students to choose an American author, read a wide variety of his or her work, and work on the following essays and/or presentations:

I. Explain how the author fits the time period. Does he or she fit in the predominant philosophy of the writers of the era? What events of history seem to affect the works?

II. List four common characteristics of the author’s writing. Explain and provide examples.

III. Find at least two critical essays that review some of your reading(s). For each, document and explain the essay writer’s point-of-view. You will need to turn in the critical essays that you use. (For example: EBSCO/Galegroup)

IV. Find out if any of the reading was the inspiration for some other work of art. For example, novels that have been made into movies, poems into song, or inspiration for paintings would fit in this section. View the movies; listen to the music; find the art. Explain the connection to the author’s written work.

Included is a printable assignment sheet and a rubric to grade the essays and presentation. This assignment requires students to be motivated to work on their own over the course of a semester and to produce three assignments from the questions above; however, the assignment can also be modified so much of the work is done in class.

One can also modify the assignment to include world authors, 20th Century authors... ready to print and pass out today!

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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