AP Novel Portfolio and Auction

Unit Summary and Rationale: The semester-long unit plan builds a classroom novel portfolio to broaden student knowledge across multiple genres. In doing so, presentation, writing and analysis skills are enhanced and developed. The culmination of this activity is a wide range of novels for review and mastery in addition to short video trailers designed to encourage future students to read the same novels.

Enduring Question:

As we reflect upon our own process, consider the power of literacy to be both unifying and discriminating. Examine your top novel choices and what they say about your thematic preferences as a reader.

Unit Connection College and Career Ready Descriptions:
£ Students will demonstrate independence.
£ Students will value evidence.
£ Students will build strong content knowledge.
£ Students will respond to the varying demands of audience, task, and discipline.
£ Students will critique as well as comprehend.
£ Students will use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
£ Students will develop an understanding of other perspectives and cultures.
CCSS:
11-12 Speaking and Listening
4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning,alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization,development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and arange or formal and informal tasks.
5. Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings,reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
11-12 Language
3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in dif
ferent context.
4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.
6. Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabularyknowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
11-12.RL.5
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
11-12.RL.3
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
11-12.RL.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
Use this format as a guide but also include which chapter in Foster's How to Read... in a final section.
11-12.W.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
11-12.W.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Technology
HS.TT.1.3 Use appropriate technology tools to design products and information with others.

Potential issues when bidding:

The Masterpiece


The Process:
Students bid in increments of 25 words to present the novel of their choice. As a result, the number of words in the final bid are added to the original requirement of one and one-half pages of the paper portion of the assignments. There is a presentation requirement, as well. Presentations will be scheduled in reverse aggregate order. For example, students with the least number of additional words will present closer to the intial start time of November and students with the larger incremental word amounts will present closer to the end date of March.
Novel Portfolio Menu

Non-Negotiables

Papers

  • Papers must be a minimum of one and one-half pages in length (additional length is added based upon auction commitments). Plot summaries are not acceptable. The paper must be a reflection of an understanding of higher order thinking skills whereby analysis, evaluation and synthesis are offered in place of identification and summary of information.

  • All papers must include information about the author, historical context, character analysis, theme, textual support blended into analysis in lieu of long quotes, and plot analysis.

Presentations

  • All presentations must be no more or less than 10-15 minutes in length and must contain a visual element of Power Point sent to Mrs. Saunders by 7pm the evening prior to presenting.

  • All presentations must include a brief background information on author, historical context, features and use of language, key literary devices and textual excerpts blended into analysis, 'wow' quotes, author's techniques, character analysis, personal reaction to text

Video Trailer

  • Must be one minute in length

  • Must use a combination of music and pictures

  • Must incorporate thematic music

Negotiables
(choose any combination from each category)

Papers

  • Must be turned in as paper copy and submitted to Turnitin.com

  • Papers may contain references to pop culture and personal opinions

  • You may research other perspectives and include modern day repr

  • esentations and synthesize or contrast with unabridged version of text

Presentations

  • May include interviews or visual clips

  • May include visual music

Video Trailer

  • Use Animoto.com to create your video
    • saundek@gcsnc.com
    • password room215

  • Choose any combination of pictures and sentences to reach 15

Sample:


Sample Presentation



Use Novel Menu Above

Template:



Wrting Rubric:

Presentation Rubric:




List:
1-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce
2-Beloved, Morrison
3-Light in August, Faulkner
4-The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd
5-The Bluest Eye, Morrison
6-A Separate Peace, Knowles
7-All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy
8-A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry
9-The Crucible, Miller
10-Pride and Prejudice, Austen
11-Invisible Man, Ellison
12-Jane Eyre, Bronte
13-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey
14-The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
15-The Awakening, Chopin
16-1984, Orwell
17-Death of a Salesman, Miller
18-Frankenstein, Shelley
19-Catch-22, Heller
20-The Color Purple, Walker
21-A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving
22-Lord of the Flies, Golding
23-Song of ((((((Solomon)))))), Morrison
24-Crime and Punishment, Doestevsky
25- Oedepus Rex- Sophocles
26-A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini
27-Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck
28-To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee
29- A Streetcar Named Desire-Williams
30- All the King's Men- Warren
31-The Scarlet Letter- Hawthorne
32-Huckleberry Finn- Twain

E-Books at Grimsley:


Video Trailers:
Jane Eyre


The Sun Also Rises


A Raisin in the Sun- Richard Moore

A Separate Peace


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The Crucible


A Streetcar Named Desire



Song of ((((((Solomon))))))

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Beloved

The Awakening

Oedipus

The Awakening

Jane Eyre

All the King's Men- Marley Whittle

The Bluest Eye

The Awakening

Death of a Salesman- Noah Orr

The Scarlet Letter

The Bluest Eye- Skylar Ball

A Streetcar Named Desire

Pride and Prejudice

A Separate Peace

Song of ((((((Solomon))))))- Nicholas ((((((Tauber))))))

Catch-22 - Patrick Farrelly

Light in August

Streetcar Named Desire

Frankenstein

To Kill a Mockingbird- Bonnie Froneberger

Invisible Man - Canyon Duncan

To Kill A Mockingbird - Daniel Faber

Pride and Prejudice - Tommy Silknitter

The Crucible - Jasmine Greenwood

Of Mice and Men

All The Kings Men-Abby Lowe

A Prayer for Owen Meany - Caroline Chang

Huckleberry Finn- Jacob Whyte

Meredith Krege-A Farewell to Arms

Hannah Cousins- The Color Purple

The Great Gatsby - Juan Vigoya

Huckleberry Finn - Colleen Gundersen

A Farewell to Arms - Gianluca Di Dio

Of Mice and Men-Annie Young

A Prayer for Owen Meany- Marla Pinckney

The Sun Also Rises - Will Flanagan

All the Pretty Horses- Maddy Daniels

All the Pretty Horses- Ethan Fox

Frankenstein- Claire Strack

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

1984

Catch-22

A Raisin in the Sun

The Color Purple

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
https://animoto.com/play/n0UTDapjAVGWvgISCbGYNw

The Secret Life of Bees

The Great Gatsby

1984

Fifth Period

1-Print a copy of yourpaper to turn in to Mrs. Saunders

2-Upload your paper to Turnitin

3-Email a copy of your PP presentation by 8pm the day before for upload here

4-Embed your animoto book trailer, using the widget function above with other book trailers



Name
Novel
Number of Words
Upload Visual Here as PP Only
Date
Order
Austin Simons
The Crucible


11/22
1
Blair Patton
The Scarlet Letter


11/29
2
Will Rowe
A Streetcar Named Desire

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m-gL3E1SeRlISPShhnDZJxlzVa-x18FeAjaQ2lEplcs/edit?usp=sharing

12/1
3
Ally Churchil
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
25

12/1
4
Natalie Richards
Oedipus Rex
250

12/6
5
Elizabeth Weekley
Beloved
250

12/6
6
Breanna Washington
A Separate Peace
300

12/7
7
Meredith Smith
The Awakening
350

12/7
8
Katie Debnam
The Bluest Eye
400

12/8
9
Noah Orr
Death of a Salesman
400

12/8
10
Patrick Farrelly
Catch-22
425

12/9
11
Nicholas ((((((Taub))))))
Song of ((((((Solomon))))))
425

12/9
12
Canyon Duncan
Invisible Man
700

12/19
13
Daniel Faber
To Kill a Mockingbird
1000

12/19
14
Abby Lowe
All the King's Men
1000

12/19
15
Hannah Cousins
The Color Purple
1000

12/20
16
Caroline Chang
A Prayer for Owen Meany
1200

12/20
17
Jacob Whyte
Huckleberry Finn
1400

12/20
18
Meredith Krege
A Farewell to Arms
2100

12/21
19
Tommy Silknitter
Pride and Prejudice
2400

12/21
20
Annie Young
Of Mice and Men
2400

1/27
21
Maddy Daniels
All the Pretty Horses
2550

1/30
22
Claire Strack
Frankenstein
3000

2/1
23
Berkley Brown
Lord of the Flies
3900

2/2
24
Lillia Rodriguez
1984
3900

2/7
25
Mia Jones
A Raisin in the Sun
4000

2/13
25
Gillian Mostofsky
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
3900

2/27
26
Cameron Ireland
The Secret Life of Bees
4900

3/1
27
Kate Loseke
The Great Gatsby
4900

3/10
28
Emma Gwynn
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4900

3/17
29
Annah Bruno-Bailey
The Great Gatsby
4900

3/17
30
Brittny Kounphom
The Secret Life of Bees
5000

3/15
31

Sixth Period:

1-Print a copy of your paper to turn in to Mrs. Saunders

2-Upload your paper to Turnitin

3-Email a copy of your PP presentation by 7 pm the day before for upload here

4-Embed a copy of your animoto book trailer in location above with other book trailers:

Name
Novel
Number of Words
Upload Visual Here as PP Only
Date
Order
Richard Moore
A Raisin in the Sun


11/28
1
Keaton Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


11/22
2
Caroline Travis
Song of ((((((Solomon))))))


2/1
3
Josie Hodge
Jane Eyre


12/6
4
Hannah Lynch
The Awakening
25

12/6
Animata Caminara
Light in August
25

12/9
6
Marley Whittle
All the King's Men
100

12/7
7
Ellie Lorenz
Pride and Prejudice
200

12/8
9
Tess Garringer
A Streetcar Named Desire
350

12/8
10
Skylar Ball
The Bluest Eye
350

12/9
11
Damian Joseph
Frankenstein
350

12/9
12
Parker Zieg
Of Mice and Men
400

12/19
13
Mark Bigham
Death of a Salesman
100

12/19
14
Shelby Chapman
The Secret Life of Bees
400

12/20
15
Colleen Gundersen
Huckleberry Finn
400

12/20
16
Gianluca Di Dio
A Farewell to Arms
400

12/21
17
Bonnie Fronenberger
To Kill a Mockingbird
475

12/21
17
Juan Vigoya
The Great Gatsby
700

12/21
18
Marla Pinckney
A Prayer for Owen Meany
1000

1/27
19
Will Flanagan
The Sun Also Rises
1000

1/30
20
Ethan Fox
All the Pretty Horses
1400

2/1
21
Jacob Tumlin
Lord of the Flies
1900

2/6
22
Zoha Durrani
Catch-22
2500

2/7
23
Jamal Pass
The Color Purple
2650

2/13
24
Troy Figueroa
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3000

2/27
25
Jasmine Greenwood
The Crucible
3000

3/1
26
Jada Bethea
1984
3100

3/10
27
Nyana Lee
Beloved
3500

3/17
28
Kaitlyn Hefner
A Separate Peace
3900

3/17
29
Kaiyah Haley
A Thousand Splendid Suns
3900

3/15
30