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Literary Analysis Presentation: Applying Literary Theory to Book Club Novels

Good Developing Poor


Excellent

Content Excellent Good Developing Poor


/Analysis
• Students convey a sophisticated • Students convey a clear claim. • Students convey a claim. • Students convey a confusing claim OR
claim. • Presentation includes a • Presentation includes an students do not reveal a claim.
• Presentation includes an expert synopsis of the text. incomplete synopsis of the text. • Presentation includes an inaccurate
synopsis of the text. • Presentation includes an • Presentation includes a partial synopsis of the text OR lacks a synopsis.
• Presentation includes an expert overview of the selected lens. overview of the selected lens. • Presentation fails to provide an
overview of the selected lens. • Analysis demonstrates an • Analysis demonstrates a partial or overview of the selected lens.
• Analysis demonstrates a clear, understanding of the text and incomplete understanding of the • Analysis is superficial and does not
complete understanding of the text and application of the selected lens. text/application of the selected lens. demonstrate even a partial understanding
application of the selected lens. of the text/application of the selected
lens.

Use of Excellent Good Developing Poor


Evidence
•Students use at least 4 pieces of •Students use 4 pieces of textual •Students use 2-3 pieces of textual •Students give broad ideas with no
textual evidence to support well- evidence to support claim/ideas. evidence in an attempt to support textual evidence or evidence that doesn't
developed claim/ideas. •Correlation may be difficult to claim/ideas. support claim/ideas.
•Evidence is substantial and has direct follow at times, but supports • Examples lack a clear connection •Examples are not cited.
correlation to claim/analysis. claim/analysis. to the claim/analysis.
•Evidence is correctly cited. •Evidence is mostly cited •Evidence may have errors with
correctly. citations.

Delivery Excellent Good Developing Poor

•Students maintain eye contact with •Students maintain eye contact •Students occasionally use eye •Students present information with no
audience. most of the time. contact. eye contact.
•Clear, correct, precise pronunciation •Students pronounce most words •Students incorrectly pronounce or •Students mumble, incorrectly
of terms. correctly. seem unfamiliar with terms. pronounce, or misuse terms.
•Students display professionalism and •Students display •Students display professionalism at •Students fail to display professionalism.
enthusiasm. professionalism. times. •Presentation contains frequent errors
•Presentation demonstrates •Presentation demonstrates •Presentation contains errors with with grammar, usage, mechanics, and
mastery of grammar, usage, control of grammar, usage, grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling.
mechanics, and spelling. mechanics, and spelling. spelling. •Slides lack necessary information and
•Slides are aesthetically appealing and •Slides are aesthetically •Slides contain information but may are not aesthetically appealing.
creative. appealing. lack aesthetics.
Organization Excellent Good Developing Poor

•Students present a sophisticated, •Students develop a logical •Organization may lack clear •Organization is completely illogical.
logical, and interesting organizational sequence that the audience can structure, making it hard for the
sequence that the audience can easily follow. audience to follow.
follow.

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