Author or Genre Study Project

For the last unit of the 2014-2015 school year, students will be completing an Author or Genre Study. They will be choosing an author or collection of authors (in the same genre) t0 read closely because they really admire this author's work, or they like this kind of writing.  
 
DUE FOR ALL SECTIONS ON JUNE 9th.
    What needs to be handed in:
1. Pamphlet (with quotes and passages from the books you read and the interviews you read).
2. A Book Review on one book
3. A Work Cited page with your books/interviews
4. A Writing Collection inspired by the author or genre you've studied.  These are short pieces, not meant to be final drafts.
READING

With Your Partner
  • Read as many works as possible from your chosen author or genre.
  • Read at least 3 articles or interviews by or about your author(s).  Take notes on what he/she says about reading and writing.
*You must read at least one of the same readings as your partner, but you don't have to do all of the same readings.  You should share your findings with each other.

By Yourself
  • Record all of your reading on your Reading Log in your Reader's Notebook (handout).
  • Take notes in your Reader's Notebook while reading.
  • Include your understandings, reactions, and thoughts as well as what makes the author's writing memorable, provocative, moving, and/or powerful.
  • Use a chart to collect examples and discoveries about writing from your readings.
    • Examine leads, word choices, character development, endings, and the way the piece is crafted (point of view, tense, sentence length, punctuation, and literary devices).
*This is the Reading Log where students will track the pieces they've read.  Also, it's set up in MLA format, which will help the students when they create their Works Cited.

Reading Log 2014-2015


WRITING

With Your Partner
  • Create a Book Review of the best piece of writing you read.
    • This can be done as a piece of writing or as a book trailer (digital).

By Yourself
  • Create a collection of writing that is written in the same genre that you studied.
    • Your writing will reflect techniques of craft your are trying out (a short story, collection of vignettes, collection of poetry, memoir).
  • Write a process paper describing what you did to craft the collection of writing.
    • Be sure to explain your use of techniques learned from your study.
  • Works Cited
    • List all books read, articles and/or websites used (include title, author, publisher, date and place of publication).
  • Create and author/genre pamphlet (attached at bottom of page).

*This is the Author/Genre Study Chart that students need to fill out while reading.  It will help them organize their thoughts about the craft of writing.

Author or Genre Study Chart


Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 9:01 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 8:59 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 8:59 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 9:01 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 9:01 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 8:59 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 9:01 AM
Ċ
Ashley Nicol,
Apr 29, 2015, 8:59 AM
Comments