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  • 1. Name: Independent Reading Presentation- Elements of Literature Choose a format for the presentation on a book you read for independent reading. It cannot be the same book you used for your book review. Presentations should be between 5-7 minutes each. Also, before you present, you will need to turn in a presentation outline, typed, clearly stating the novel, your name, and the process and materials of your presentation.  Create a power-point presentation or other audio/visual presentation about your novel  Using The Elements of Fiction in The Reader’s Handbook on pages 389-405, present the following elements with examples of each: o o o o o o o o o o o o protagonist and antagonist (this could be combined with characterization) character and characterization (especially state which characters are static and dynamic) author’s purpose and author background dialogue and dialect (is there anything unique about the author’s use of dialogue or dialectsuch as in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry) Genre Mood (there are probably a number of moods, choose one or two and give an example of each) plot conflict point of view setting symbol theme
  • 2. Name: Presentation Rubric Posture and Eye Contact: Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation. ___/5 Points Preparedness: Completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed. ___/5 Points Speaks Clearly/Volume: Speaks clearly and distinctly and doesn’t mispronounce words. Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members throughout the presentation. ___/5 Points Creativity/Originality: The presentation shows significant evidence of originality and inventiveness. The majority of the content and many of the ideas are fresh, original, inventive, and based upon logical conclusions and accurate reading comprehension. Introduction: The student “hooks” the reader from the beginning of his/her presentation and introduces the novel and the author. Conclusion: The student gives his/her critique of the book along with a recommendation to conclude the presentation. Time Limit: The student gives the presentation in 5-7 minutes. Visual Aid: The student uses some sort of audio/visual aid to assist the presentation. (PPT, Prezi, Movie, etc) The a/v enhances the presentation; it does not distract. Conventions: The writer uses standard conventions very well throughout the presentation. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. Outline: The student prepares a typed outline for the teacher to follow during the presentation. The outline is in the same order as the presentation. Total Presentation Grade: ____/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ____/5 Points ____/5 Points ____/5 Points ___/5 Points ____/5 Points ___/55 Points Total Content Grade: ___/65 Points TOTAL GRADE: ___/120 Points
  • 3. Name: Protagonist and Antagonist States which character is the protagonist and which character(s) is/are the antagonists. Character and Characterization Talks about the main characters- doesn’t just list out who they are. Shares which characters are static or dynamic and states why. Author’s Purpose and Background: Accurately shares the author’s purpose for writing. Gives brief background information regarding the author. ___/5 Points ____/5 Points ____/5 Points Dialogue and Dialect: States what type of dialect is used and gives an example of dialogue from the novel. Genre: Accurately states the genre of the book. Gives more information than just fiction or nonfiction. Mood: Uses adjectives to describe the mood of the book and supports choice with an example. Plot: Accurately gives the five parts of plot with examples from the novel. Students must use proper terminology when talking about the five parts. Conflict: Shares the internal and external conflicts of the novel properly (man vs. ____) and gives an example of each. ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points Point of View: st rd Shares the point of view of the story (1 or 3 ) and st provides an example. If the story is in 1 person, the student must give the perspective also. Setting: Gives both time(s) and place(s) of the story. Symbol: Discusses both the literal and symbolic meanings of at least one symbol found in the novel. Theme: Uses a theme statement to describe the author’s point or message in the work. Does not simply give a big topic. ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points ___/5 Points Citations: Properly cites any outside information (i.e. author’s background) and any images in MLA format. Does not just give the website(s) Total Content Grade: ___/5 Points ___/65 Points
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