SUMMARY

| December 15, 2015

SUMMARY

Order Description
? Give a summary of your chosen book, talking about the plot, characters, genre, setting, subject and structure.
? Include a passage of close reading. Choose one chapter from the book and explain how it shows one of the main ideas or themes of your book. Try to analyze the style, the register, imagery (such as figurative language) and the emotional impact of this chapter.
? Compare your book to another text (from any media). What are the similarities and differences with this text?
? Remember: your assignment should have a title and be presented according to MLA style (see below).
? Make sure you include quotes from the book (and your extra text) to show examples of how the theme you have chosen is discussed.
? I CHOSE THE BOOK “TWILIGHT” AND AN ARTICLE THAT I WILL LINK LATER IN MY ACCOUNT
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS

Reading Comprehension: Reading Project

Overview
The reading assignment will assess your ability to appropriately summarize and analyze a book you have chosen, by identifying key themes and plot points and demonstrating close reading skills, and comparing it to another work.

Instructions
? Give a summary of your chosen book, talking about the plot, characters, genre, setting, subject and structure.
? Include a passage of close reading. Choose one chapter from the book and explain how it shows one of the main ideas or themes of your book. Try to analyze the style, the register, imagery (such as figurative language) and the emotional impact of this chapter.
? Compare your book to another text (from any media). What are the similarities and differences with this text?
? Remember: your assignment should have a title and be presented according to MLA style (see below).
? Make sure you include quotes from the book (and your extra text) to show examples of how the theme you have chosen is discussed.
? Your assignment should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.

Sources
? One book you have chosen and had approved by the teacher
? One other text of your own choice (from any media)

Format
Hanging format, MLA style, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font

Deadline
UTR: Thursday 31 December 2015
MW: Wednesday 30 December 2015

Reading Assignment Rubric

Student Name: _________________________ #: _________________

Element Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement Points
5 4 3 2 1 0

Organization
There is a logical sequence of information.
Contains title, introduction, topic sentences, evidence and explanation of evidence. There is some logical sequence of information.
Organizational elements are present though not entirely effective. There is little or no logical sequence of information.
Organizational elements are missing or weak.

Content
Reading assignment includes all main points, purpose and relevant evidence about theme and context. Some information is somewhat confusing, incorrect, or flawed. Does not contain any evidence to support the main points. Document includes little essential information.
Information is confusing, inaccurate, or flawed. There is no evidence at all.

Details
Assignment contains referenced quotes from the book, and explains why they are important using language from class. Assignment contains some quotes from the book, but these are not properly explained by the writer. Little to no attempt has been made to use quotes from the book, nor to explain them in detail.

Language
Spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are accurate.
Fluent and effective writing style. There are minor problems in spelling, grammar, usage, and/or punctuation. Writing may be somewhat awkward. Style may be somewhat conversational or informal. There are persistent errors in spelling, grammar, usage, and/or punctuation.
Sentence level readability is very low. Style may be very conversational or informal.
Comparison The two texts are carefully chosen and clearly compared to show the similarities and differences between the themes, style and ideas. The texts could have been better chosen, and the similarities and differences are not discussed in enough detail. The two texts are not clearly linked and the comparison does not tell us anything new about the main text.

Effectiveness
Ideas were communicated clearly and appropriately for the audience. Document meets all requirements of an effective close reading, and convinces reader that the writer has read the book in detail. There was some difficulty communicating ideas to the intended audience. Document meets requirements of a close reading, but there are deviations from standards. There was great difficulty communicating ideas to the intended audience. Document does not meet requirements for a close reading.
Total Score = ___/30

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