1. An Experience, Interpretation, and Evaluation Essay (approx. 3 pages) –100 points
2. A SIFT worksheet – 50 points
3. Passage Analysis Essay (passage + approx. 2 pages) – 100 points
4. An A.P. style exam (you’ll be making this, not taking this) – 100 points
5. An Analytical Essay (approx. 5-7 pages) – 400 points
Step One: Choose Your Novel
We'll get into all the details about this project later, but for now all you need to do is find a novel that you want to work with. There are a few criteria to follow when choosing. Please download the assignment packet and read page one on "choosing your novel."
DOWNLOAD: The IRP Project Assignment Packet (PDF)
This is your opportunity to study a novel or a play of your own choosing. Do some research and find one that you will enjoy reading, studying, and analyzing. On March 12/B1 or March 13/A3 you will be submitting to me a list of three novels or plays that you'd like to read for this project. Each student in your class block will read a unique book. In other words, no two students in the same class will read the same book for this project.
The final IRP project will be due on May 6 - the date of the A.P. exam.
In Class Group Assignment
DOWNLOAD: Man of Law's Tale Group eWorksheet (DOCX)
DOWNLOAD: Theme & Thesis eWorksheet (DOCX)
DOWNLOAD: Study Guide for Preliminary Exam (DOCX)
Preliminary Unit Exam
You will have a "Preliminary Unit Exam" (including an in-class essay) for The Canterbury Tales on the class after we discuss The Man of Law's Tale. This exam will include info on the medieval genres, Chaucer, the pilgrims, the General Prologue, as well as on the three tales we've read thus far: The Wife of Bath's Tale, the Pardoner's Tale, and The Man of Law's Tale.
Also on this preliminary exam, you will be tested on the vocabulary words and allusions from the Prologue and the three tales. Use the download below.
DOWNLOAD: Canterbury Tales vocabulary list #1 (PDF)
LINK: Canterbury Tales flashcard deck #1 at Dictionary.com (minus allusions)
Here is the Preliminary Exam Study guide:
DOWNLOAD: Canterbury Tales Preliminary Exam Study Guide (PDF)