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Evaluation #1:  The River by Gary Paulsen

Genre:

__√_Fiction     ___Fantasy             ___Historical fiction

___Nonfiction  ___Biography        ___Drama

___Myth          ___Autobiography

___Poem         ___Science fiction

 Defining features:

___Setting (science fiction)           ___Soliloquy and stage directions (drama)

__√_Conflict (narratives)              ___Perspective (biographies and autobiographies) 

___other __________________

Purpose for reading: 

___to understand                     ___interpret            __√_enjoy               _√_solve problems                       _√_predict outcomes

___answer a specific question ___form an opinion ___skim for facts  ___to discover models for own writing 

___other _______________

Plot development:– 

___cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax 

__√_exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution (denouement)

___other_____________________

Theme:

__√_inferred ___directly stated

__√_bravery  ___loyalty  ___friendship               ___good v. evil  ___historical  ___cultural ___social ___love ___death ___prejudice  ___guilt      __√_people vs. nature ___growing up 

___other ___________________

Character development:

___character traits and motivations

___stereotypes

__√_relationships between character and plot development

___development of characters through their words, speech patterns, thoughts, actions,  

narrators’ description, and interaction with other characters motivations.

___other _________________________

Literary devices: 

___foreshadowing    _√_flashback ___progressive and digressive time  _√__imagery   ___symbolism        _√_suspense ___dialogue              ___irony       ___rhyme             ___voice                ___alliteration ___personification   ___metaphors ___extended metaphor                   ___hyperbole       ___sentence structure                   ___punctuation                   ___connotations/nuances               ___persuasive techniques                   ___style, word choice      ___language structure                          ___other __________________   

Point of view   

__√_first and third person  ___third person  ___third person omniscient 

___other _____________

Word origins and derivations must be used to understand word meaning (e.g., Latin and Greek roots and affixes, meanings of foreign words frequently used in the English language, historical influences on English word meanings)

__√_yes ___no

Evaluation #2:    Book Evaluated: Night by Elie Wiesel

Genre:

___Fiction                        ___Fantasy                        ___Historical fiction

___Nonfiction                  ___Biography                      ___Drama

___Myth                          _X_Autobiography

___Poem                        ___Science fiction

 Defining features:

___Setting (science fiction)    ___Soliloquy and stage directions (drama)

___Conflict (narratives)         __X_Perspective (biographies and autobiographies)

___other __________________

Purpose for reading:

__X_to understand  _X__interpret ___enjoy  ___solve problems ___predict outcomes

___answer a specific question ___form an opinion ___skim for facts  ___to discover models for own writing  ___other _______________

Plot development:–

___cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax

_X__exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution (denouement)

___other_____________________

Theme:

_X__inferred            __directly stated

__X_bravery X ___loyalty  __X_friendship ___Xgood v. evil  __X_historical  _X__cultural __X_social ___love _X__death ___Xprejudice  _X__guilt ___people vs. nature ___growing up

___other ___________________

Character development:

___character traits and motivations

___stereotypes

_X_relationships between character and plot development

_X_development of characters through their words, speech patterns, thoughts, actions, 

narrators’ description, and interaction with other characters motivations.

___other _________________________

Literary devices:

___X foreshadowing___flashback___progressive and digressive time ___imagery __X_symbolism  ___suspense __X_dialogue ___irony ___rhyme ___voice ___alliteration___personification ___metaphors ___extended metaphor ___hyperbole ___sentence structure ___punctuation___connotations/nuances ___persuasive techniques ___style, word choice ___language structure  ___other __________________

Point of view               

_X__first and third person  ___third person  ___third person omniscient

___other _____________

Word origins and derivations must be used to understand word meaning (e.g., Latin and Greek roots and affixes, meanings of foreign words frequently used in the English language, historical influences on English word meanings)

 ___ yes             X no

Reading and comprehension strategies used:

___definition  ___restatement  ___example  ___comparison and contrast ___pauses

___rereads the text ___consults another source __X_represents abstract information as mental pictures __draws upon background knowledge ___asks for help ___other __________________

Evaluation #3:  'Short Story Evaluated:  The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1850-1993)

Genre:

___Fiction                       ___Fantasy                        _X_Historical fiction

___Nonfiction                 ___Biography                    ___ Drama

___Myth                        ___Autobiography

___Poem                       ___Science fiction      

 Defining features:

___Setting (science fiction)   ___Soliloquy and stage directions (drama)

_X_Conflict (narratives)        ___Perspective (biographies and autobiographies)

___other __________________

Purpose for reading:

_X_to understand  ___interpret _X_enjoy  ___solve problems _X_predict outcomes

___answer a specific question _X_form an opinion ___skim for facts  ___to discover models for own writing  ___other _______________

Plot development:–

_X_cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax

___exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution (denouement)

___other_____________________

Theme:

_X_inferred            ___directly stated

           

___bravery  ___loyalty  ___friendship ___good v. evil  ___historical  ___cultural ___social ___love ___death ___prejudice  ___guilt ___people vs. nature ___growing up

_X_other  obsession with wealth / pride

Character development:

_X_character traits and motivations

___stereotypes

___relationships between character and plot development

_X_development of characters through their words, speech patterns, thoughts, actions, 

narrators’ description, and interaction with other characters motivations.

___other _________________________

Literary devices:

___foreshadowing___flashback___progressive and digressive time _X_imagery _X_symbolism  ___suspense ___dialogue ___irony ___rhyme ___voice ___alliteration___personification ___metaphors ___extended metaphor ___hyperbole ___sentence structure ___punctuation___connotations/nuances ___persuasive techniques ___style, word choice ___language structure  _X_other ___allegory_____

Point of view               

___first and third person  ___third person  _X_third person omniscient

___other _____________

Word origins and derivations must be used to understand word meaning (e.g., Latin and Greek roots and affixes, meanings of foreign words frequently used in the English language, historical influences on English word meanings)

___ yes             _X_no

Reading and comprehension strategies used:

___definition  ___restatement  ___example  _X_comparison and contrast ___pauses

___rereads the text ___consults another source _X_represents abstract information as mental pictures ___draws upon background knowledge ___asks for help ___other __________________

Evaluation #4:  'Short Story Evaluated:  "After Twenty Years" O. Henry

Genre:

_x__Fiction                       ___Fantasy                        ___Historical fiction

___Nonfiction                 ___Biography                    ___ Drama

___Myth                        ___Autobiography

___Poem                       ___Science fiction      

 Defining features:

___Setting (science fiction)  ___Soliloquy and stage directions (drama)

_X_Conflict (narratives)       ___Perspective (biographies and autobiographies)

___other __________________

Purpose for reading:

_X_to understand  ___interpret _X_enjoy  ___solve problems _X_predict outcomes

___answer a specific question _X_form an opinion ___skim for facts  ___to discover models for own writing  ___other - analyze the impact of point of view

Plot development:

___cause-and-effect relationships; use of subplots, parallel episodes, and climax

__x_exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution (denouement)

___other_____________________

Theme:

_X_inferred            ___directly stated

           

___bravery  __x_loyalty  __x_friendship __x_good v. evil  ___historical  ___cultural ___social ___love ___death ___prejudice  __x_guilt ___people vs. nature ___growing up

_X_other  obsession with wealth / pride

Character development:

_X_character traits and motivations

___stereotypes

___relationships between character and plot development

_X_development of characters through their words, speech patterns, thoughts, actions, 

narrators’ description, and interaction with other characters motivations

other _________________________

Literary devices:

_x__foreshadowing___flashback___progressive and digressive time _X_imagery _X_symbolism  ___suspense ___dialogue _x__irony ___rhyme ___voice ___alliteration___personification ___metaphors ___extended metaphor ___hyperbole ___sentence structure ___punctuation___connotations/nuances ___persuasive techniques ___style, word choice ___language structure  _X_other ___allegory_____

Point of view               

___first and third person  ___third person  _X_third person omniscient

___other _____________

Word origins and derivations must be used to understand word meaning (e.g., Latin and Greek roots and affixes, meanings of foreign words frequently used in the English language, historical influences on English word meanings)

___ yes             _X_no

Reading and comprehension strategies used:

___definition  ___restatement  ___example  ___comparison and contrast ___pauses

___rereads the text ___consults another source ___represents abstract information as mental pictures

___draws upon background knowledge ___asks for help ___other __________________



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