Each group is going to present
two chapters which are going to be many chapters apart. In order to be able to
do this properly everyone is going to have to read their chapters and the ones in between.
Presentations are going to be graded on the following criteria.
Accurate summarization (20 pts.):
Summarize the chapter you are presenting. Do not just go with spark notes
or cliff’s notes. These could be helpful, but they are frequently wrong,
inconclusive, or poor interpretations. Even if they are accurate, they rarely
go into the detail and proof I expect from you.
Characters (25 pts): You
are also going to be expected to identify what characters are present in your chapter.
If there is a new character explain who they are and describe their personality/character. If the characters in your chapter(s) are already established, explain how they are consistent with how
they have been presented thus far or how they have added new depth and dimension to their character.
Passages (20 pts): Discuss
three passages that you find of particular note/interest in your chapter. These
passages may take the form of a significant plot development, a significant character development, or be an intriguing thought
Visuals (10 pts): Bring
in something to help visually illustrate some point from your chapter(s). Please
don’t do some bad drawing…there’s no need for that. A good
and symbolic drawing is something else, though; please feel free to do that. But
there are options, like a collage, already existing artwork that speaks to your chapter; a power point presentation to accompany
your lesson will fulfill this option nicely, too, as will acting out a scene from the chapter.
Overall Presentation (25 pts):
This is a catch all category. What I am looking for here is your confidence
in what you are presenting, accuracy, being heard, making yourself clear, not stalling or getting lost in what you are saying. Anything extra you do will help here.