In this 11 page package you will find everything you need to assign an independent novel study to your secondary English class. This project suits any novel and can easily be modified for any class. This novel project is divided into two parts: a set of four reader response journals and one formal literary essay. The reader response journals require students to consider, evaluate, analyze, dissect, discuss and personalize their reading journey. The formal literary essay requires students to look back through their response journals to find key ideas upon which they can create solid literary arguments. Included with this purchase:
-student handout that clearly explains all elements of assignments, with rubrics and due dates
-reader response journal prompts and specific rubric that assesses personal response and critical analysis
-formal literary essay rubric that is highly detailed and specific
-literary essay helpful handouts: thesis prompts, how to write a thesis, how to quote from literature, major errors to avoid...
-literary essay peer and self evaluation feedback sheet/rating scale
-student sign up sheet and contract