12/8/14 Priority List

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Project Overview

For the presentation part of your final exam, you will create two 7-11 second videos that visually compare and contrast one character’s development from The Great Gatsby and one character’s development from The Glass Castle. You will then integrate these two videos into a single class presentation that connects the development of the two characters to two themes shared by both texts.

Objectives

Analyze how characters are developed and influenced by the people around them.

Analyze how an author uses characters to develop two or more themes over the course of a text.

Create a visual presentation that compares and contrasts characters and themes from two different novels.

11th Grade ELA Common Core State Standards

RL. 1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

RL. 2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI. 3: Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

RL. 9: Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

SL. 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.

Short Videos – 7 to 11 seconds each

There are many ways you can visually represent the development of your selected characters. You may decide to record yourself dressed as the character, acting out the character’s development yourself, or you might recruit the acting assistance of your friends and family. You may also decide to represent the character’s development with a compilation of photographed images or images from the Internet. Have another idea? Run it by your teacher to make sure it’ll work.

Visual Presentation – 5 minute maximum

You may use any medium to create your visual presentation, include but not limited to Prezi, YouTube, PowerPoint, etc. Your visual presentation must answer the following questions (support your answers with textual evidence):

  • Video Analysis: How does each video visually represent its character’s development?
  • Objective Question: What two themes do these texts have in common?
  • Essential Question: How does society ostracize people who violate cultural norms?

Instagram

With the permission of your parent/guardian, you may use a classroom sanctioned Instagram account to create the two videos for your presentation, or you may use a different program of your choice. Before you may access the Instagram account however, you and your parent/guardian must sign the contract on the last page and return it to Ms. Hayes no later than December 1st, 2014.

Textual Evidence

You must have textual evidence to support every claim you make in your presentation. You may find digital copies of The Great Gatsby and The Glass Castle here. 

 

 

4 – A

3 – B

2 – C

1 – D

Short Videos

ü  Between 7-11 seconds eachü  Accurately represents the character’s developmentü  Obvious time and effort was put into planning and production ü  Between 7-11 seconds eachü  Represents the character’s development, but may lack clarity or specificityü  Obvious time and effort was put into planning and production ü  Videos may be slightly shorter/ longer than the required lengthü  Character development is unclear or underdevelopedü  Minimal time spent planning and preparing evident ü  Only one videoü  Time requirements obviously ignoredü  Character development is unclear or underdevelopedü  Minimal time spent planning and preparing evident

Video Analysis

ü  Three to five pieces of textual evidence used to support the videoü  Clear analysis connecting each video to character developmentü  No plot summaryü  No grammatical errors ü  Three to five pieces of textual evidence used to support the videoü  Analysis may lack clarity or specificityü  Avoided plot summaryü  Minimal grammatical errors ü  Three to five pieces of textual evidence used to support the videoü  Little to no analysisü  Overly dependent on plot summaryü  Multiple grammatical errors ü  Less than three pieces of textual evidence used to support the videoü  Little to no analysisü  Heavily dependent on plot summaryü  Many grammatical errors

Objective Question

ü  Two themes identifiedü  Three pieces of textual evidence from each novel to support each themeü  Clear analysis connecting textual evidence to each theme ü  Two themes identifiedü  Two to three pieces of textual evidence from each novel to support each themeü  Analysis may lack clarity or specificity ü  Two themes identifiedü  One to three pieces of textual evidence from each novel to support each themeü  Plot summary dependentü  Multiple grammatical errors ü  Only one theme identifiedü  Minimal textual evidenceü  Plot summary dependentü  No analysis

ü  Multiple grammatical errors

Essential Question

ü  Answer to essential question supported with multiple pieces of textual evidence from both textsü  Answer to essential question refers to the short videosü  Clear analysisü  No grammatical errors ü  Answer to essential question supported with textual evidenceü  Answer to essential question refers to the short videosü  Analysis may lack clarity or specificityü  Minimal grammatical errors

ü  Avoids plot summary

ü  Answer to essential question supported with minimal textual evidenceü  Answer to essential question may not refer to short videosü  Multiple grammatical errorsü  Dependent on plot summary ü  Answer to essential question lacks textual evidenceü  Answer to essential question does not refer to short videosü  Many grammatical errorsü  Heavily dependent on plot summary

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