Bildungsroman Novel Overview

Bildungsroman Novel Unit Overview

Essential Question: What life experiences shape our growth into adults?

Major Focal Texts (you must procure one by February 5):

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (caution: adult themes)
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles

 

Unit Projects and Assessments

  • Major Works Data Sheet**
  • SOAPSTone Analysis**
  • Plot Tests (3)
  • Final Test, EOC-Style (1)
  • Dialectical Journals (5 journals x 3 = 15)
  • Literary Analysis Essay (3-5 pages)

A Word About Group Work

In this unit, you have the option to work solo, in small groups, or in large groups on certain assignments. The maximum group size will be determined by the number of students in class reading a particular novel. All tests and essays are of course solo assignments.

Novel Selection

You must make your final novel selection by February 5. There is a form in Google Classroom that you will need to complete.

** Assignment will be posted in Google Classroom

Reading and Assessment Calendar

 

Test Information Great Expectations Caged Bird A Separate Peace
Test #1 (Plot) – February 22 Chapters 1 – 20 Chapters 1 – 12 Chapters 1 – 4
Test #2 (Plot) –

March 6

Chapters 21 – 40 Chapters 13 – 24 Chapters 5 – 8
Test #3 (Plot) –

March 20

Chapters 41 – end Chapters 25 – 36 Chapters 9 – 13

Your final assessment for this unit will be an EOC-style assessment (passage-based). Passages from all of the readings will be on the test, which means that ⅔ of the exam will be a “cold read” for each student.

Additional Due Dates & Deadlines

  • Dialectical journals (5 entries) will be due after each plot test. Journals will cover the appropriate section of the novel or short story list. Journal due dates are February 26, March 8, and March 22
  • March 27 – Essay Rough Draft due
  • March 29 – MWDS and SOAPSTone due

Calendar Overview

February

 

11 12 13 14 15 16

Vocab Quiz

17
18 19 20 21 22

Plot Test #1

23

Vocab Quiz

24
25 26

DJ #1 due

27 28 1 2

Vocab Quiz

3

 March

 

4 5 6

Plot Test #2

7 8

DJ #2 due

9

Vocab Quiz

10
11 12 13 14 15 16

Vocab Quiz

17
18 19 20

Plot Test #3

21 22

DJ #3 due

23

Vocab Quiz

24
25 26 27

Essay RD Due

28 29

MWDS & SOAPST due

30

EOC Style Test

 

MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET 

I will share a blank Major Works Data Sheet in Google Classroom. Please follow the instructions below carefully.

 If working alone:

 Open the blank assignment. Go to the FILE menu and select Make a Copy.

  • Name your assignment as follows: LASTNAME MWDS NOVEL (for example, Clark MWDS Dracula)
  • Edit the document as necessary to complete the sections.
  • Do not share the document with me until you are ready for it to be graded.
  • When you are ready for me to grade the assignment, click the blue SHARE button and enter my e-mail address (micki.clark@hopkins.kyschools.us).

 If working in a group:

 Give Mrs. Clark a list of your group members. She will give your group an identifier.

  • Open the blank assignment. Go to the FILE menu and select Make a Copy.
  • Name your copied assignment as follows: IDENTIFIER MWDS NOVEL (for example, Group B MWDS Frankenstein)
  • Share the document with your group members by clicking the blue SHARE button and entering their school e-mail addresses. Please do not use personal Google accounts.
  • I strongly suggest creating your individual answers in separate Google docs and pasting them in rather than all editing the same document simultaneously.
  • Do not share the document with me until you are ready for it to be graded.
  • When you are ready for me to grade the assignment, click the blue SHARE button and enter my e-mail address (micki.clark@hopkins.kyschools.us).

 The completed MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET is worth 200 points (50 points a main section). Please bear in mind that I strongly prefer that you do not use any additional sources on the MWDS. If you absolutely must, cite your source. Please understand that I will aggressively check for plagiarism on the MWDS. Do not make a mistake that will result in a zero for your entire group. It’s better to err on the side of caution.