Each student per section is responsible for a visual representation of a chapter from Into the Wild. This is a piece of work that blends both words and images, based on the particular chapter. It demonstrates your ability to isolate specific literary elements from the book. You have a lot of freedom as to the appearance of your piece. However, There are specific criteria for the project.
Your piece will contain the following elements…
- The number and title of the chapter. Your name and class # on the front clearly.
- A chapter overview. This provides a synopsis (like a one sentence summary) and reveals the purpose of the chapter as it relates to the work as a whole. At least five complete sentences.
- At least three images relating to the chapter. These could be symbolic or literal images.
- At least three examples of Krakauer’s use of imagery or figurative language (metaphors, similes, sensory details and non-literal images).
- At least three unusual or striking vocabulary words, their meanings and the sentence from which they come.
- An essential quote from Krakauer’s text (not one of the non-Krakauer quotes at the start, but something from the body of the chapter) that encapsulates the spirit of the chapter, and your explanation of why it is essential.
You may use digital or non-digital media, or a combination. The paper will be LEDGER size: 11″x 17″. Other sizes are not acceptable either larger or smaller. Late work loses 3 points per day.
The rubric /15 points possible.
|Weak -1||Satisfactory -2||Strong – 3|
|Chapter overview||Sketchy, vague. Poorly written or with obvious errors, careless. Incomplete sentences. Illegible or indecipherable, poorly sized. Chapter not named. Sloppy.||Basic but not elaborate. Errors exist. Not strong.||Informative, elaborate and complete. Clear and appropriately sized. Legible/decipherable.|
|Visual images||Poor connection to content, random, confusing, Too few, poorly sized, hastily created or of poor quality. Unrefined.Illogical layout||OK, gets the job done, but not strong.somewhat logical layout||Strong/explicit connection to story, accurate (or greater) number of examples. Well sized and clear, obvious care in creation. Refined.Logical layout|
|Metaphor/Imagery examples||Missing or too few (less than three), inaccurate, misspellings, no direct text example. Illegible or indecipherable. Poorly sized. Sloppy.||——->or—->||Accurate, ample, direct examples (3 or more) correct spelling/mechanics. Clear, appropriately sized. Neat, readable.|
|Vocabulary||Missing or too few (less than three), Example sentence missing, definition missing or inaccurate, misspellings. Poorly sized. Sloppy.||——->or—>||Accurate, ample direct examples, authentic example sentence, correct definition, spelling/mechanics correct. Clear, appropriately sized. Neat, readable|
|Essential quote and explanation||Missing, or present but very poorly explained. No justification as to why quote essential. Misspellings/mechanics inaccuracy. Incomplete sentences. Sloppy||Present but not adequately explained or justified. Some mistakes. Incomplete sentences.||Present, accurate, well explained and strongly justified. Complete sentences with elaboration. Neat, readable.|
Some examples from the Wall of Fame 2012
Please record your NAME and the CHAPTER NUMBER YOU HAVE DRAWN in the comments section below. Lets make the due date Wednesday 11/20/13. That means you are finished, complete, ready to display the product on the start of that class day.