One of the ongoing units of study this year will be an allusion workshop.
Allusion- (noun)- an implied or indirect reference to another literary work or event in history in literature. [Webster's Collegiate]
Almost every week you are required to read the assigned literary work. On every third day that we meet as a class, you will submit a 5x8 ruled note card based on your reading that contains the following:
Remember, commentary means you can have an opinion; it means that you can judge. Be an articulate critic and tell me what aspects of the story elicit a reaction or theme. Identify and explain literary elements you notice being used and what they contribute to the piece. Draw apt connections to other pieces of literature or other genres where warranted. You may use both sides of the card. And, yes, I count ALL the words used (even a, an, & the)
A= An awesome card! Filled with thoughtful commentary using extensive evidence. Satisfies all the requirements and more. You really taught me something about this piece.
B= A good card. Satisfies all requirements. Effective and thoughtful analysis of plot. Responsible commentary of the piece.
C= A fair card. Thin on word requirements. Over-simplified analysis and commentary on theme. Lacks evidence.
D= A poor card. Shows lack of effort and thought. A “lazy card.”
E= A mockery of AP English Literature work.
Sources for Allusion Workshop Readings
This schedule is subject to change. If you see a correction that needs to be made, let me know.