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Independent Reading Assignment 1

Honors English III


Ms. Clark
Objective: To enhance your knowledge of a collection of novels which need to be read to do
well on the Advanced Placement Literature test your Senior Year.
For your assignment you will read one book a term and write an essay that answer !ast AP
"uestions.
Barbara ingsolver!s The Bean Trees
#lear$eyed and s!irited Taylor %reer grew u! !oor in rural &entucky with the goals of avoiding
!regnancy and getting away. 'ut when she heads west with high ho!es and a barely functional
car she meets the human condition head$on. 'y the time Taylor arrives in Tucson Ari(ona she
has ac"uired a com!letely une)!ected child a three$year$old American *ndian girl named Turtle
and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for !utting down
roots. +ers is a story about love and friendshi! abandonment and belonging and the discovery
of sur!rising resources in a!!arently em!ty !laces.
"rompt# *n many works of literature a !hysical ,ourney $ the literal movement from one !lace to
another $ !lays a central role. #hoose a novel !lay or e!ic !oem -The Bean Trees. in which a
!hysical ,ourney is an im!ortant element and discuss how the ,ourney adds to the meaning of the
work as a whole. Avoid mere !lot summary
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Independent Reading Assignment 1
Honors English III
Ms. Clark
Objective: To enhance your knowledge of a collection of novels which need to be read to do
well on the Advanced Placement Literature test your Senior Year.
For your assignment you will read one book a term and write an essay that answer !ast AP
"uestions.
A" English# $iterat%re and Composition R%bric#
Based off of the AP Scoring Guide
&'( These essays offer a well$focused and !ersuasive analysis of the to!ic. 0sing a!t and
s!ecific te)tual su!!ort these essays fully e)!lore the to!ic and demonstrate what it contributes
to the meaning of the work as a whole. Although not without flaws these essays make a strong
case for their inter!retation and discuss the literary work with significant insight and
understanding.
)'* These essays offer a reasonable analysis of the to!ic. They e)!lore the to!ic and demonstrate
what it contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. These essays show insight and
understanding but the analysis is less thorough less !erce!tive and3or less s!ecific in
su!!orting detail than that of those in the 456 range
+ These essays res!ond to the assigned task with a !lausible reading but they tend to be
su!erficial or underdevelo!ed in analysis. They often rely on !lot summary that contains some
analysis im!licit or e)!licit. Although the essays attem!t to discuss the to!ic and how it
contributes to the work as a whole they may demonstrate a rather sim!listic understanding of the
work. Ty!ically these res!onses reveal unso!histicated thinking and3or immature writing. They
demonstrate ade"uate control of language but they may lack effective organi(ation and may be
marred by surface errors.
,'- These lower$half essays offer a less than thorough understanding of the task or a less than
ade"uate treatment of it. They reflect an incom!lete or oversim!lified understanding of the work.
They may not address or develo! a res!onse to how that relationshi! contributes to the work as a
whole or they may rely on !lot summary alone. Their assertions may be unsu!!orted or even
irrelevant. 7ften wordy elli!tical or re!etitious these essays may lack control over the elements
of college$level com!osition.
.'1 Although these essays make some attem!t to res!ond to the !rom!t they com!ound the
weaknesses of those in the 859 range. 7ften they are unacce!tably brief or are incoherent in
!resenting their ideas. They may be !oorly written on several counts and contain distracting
errors in grammar and mechanics. The ideas are !resented with little clarity organi(ation or
su!!orting evidence. Particularly ine!t vacuous and3or incoherent essays must be scored a :.
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Independent Reading Assignment 1
Honors English III
Ms. Clark
Objective: To enhance your knowledge of a collection of novels which need to be read to do
well on the Advanced Placement Literature test your Senior Year.
For your assignment you will read one book a term and write an essay that answer !ast AP
"uestions.
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