Independent Reading Blog Requirements
Sophomore World Literature Students,
Once a marking you will post a response to the novel you have selected for independent reading. This response is called an Annotated Bibliography, and it should be a well detailed, extended paragraph. Follow the instructions outlined below to complete your comment:
1) Compose a clear topic sentence that includes the author and title of the novel you are reading and the point you wish to make about the novel. Do not use an “I” phrase.
2) Compose 6-8 sentences that:
a) Detail the main plot events (remember the paragraph should not be entirely plot summary).
b) Detail how the author uses one literary device to develop the plot (characterization, theme, conflict, setting, point of view, etc.)
c) Include transitions between your details of the main plot events and your detail of the literary device.
3) Finish your paragraph with a summation sentence that restates the topic sentence by explaining why you liked or disliked the novel.
DO NOT USE "I"PHRASES ANY WHERE IN YOUR PARAGRAPH AND REMEMBER TO ITALICIZE BOOK TITLES AND THE TITLES OF PLAYS.