Guidelines for Choice Book Assessments AP English 12
You will need to read a minimum of 5 fiction books of your choice throughout the year. At least one book must be read in each of the first three quarters. You can read the other two books whenever it fits your schedule. If you read 6 books instead of 5, you will receive extra credit for the sixth book. Although some time in class might be given for this reading, most will be done at home, on your own. Consider novel reading to be your homework over the weekend, and whenever other homework is not assigned. Your titles must be on the AP Reading list posted on the website, or pre-approved by me.
What to do when you finish the book: You have an Academic option and a Creative Option for each book. Do only one option per book.
ACADEMIC OPTION (Available for all books):
Write a one page, 12 pt font , double spaced review of the book. Discuss literary choices made by the author and give your opinion.
Here is a format you may choose to use. Feel free to do something else if it makes sense. You will not receive credit if you neglect to discuss literary choices made by the author. Why? Reflecting on this now will help prepare you for the AP test.
A. In the intro, list title, author, and give a brief plot summary.
B. In the next 2-4 paragraphs, review important themes or discuss literary choices made. Use as many literary terms as possible. What impact did these choices have on your reaction to the book?
C. In the conclusion, summarize your overall take on the book. Would you recommend it? Would you not recommend it?
CREATIVE OPTION (available for maximum of three books):
Oh the choices! Come up with your own idea that proves you read and understood the book. Or, choose one option listed below. You may work alone or with a group. If two or three people do one project, it should demonstrate twice or three times as much effort, and distribution of work needs to be explained.
Turn in the following (typed or not) for the CREATIVE OPTION. Some creative responses will need to be performed or presented to the class. Some will not. Check with me.