Reading for Pleasure and Enlightenment

READING FOR PLEASURE ORAL PRESENTATION

After reading a novel, nonfiction work or biography, prepare a 5-7 minute speech that includes the following:

1. Introduction – attention-getter
2. Oral reading – one or two-page reading from your book including introductory or concluding explanation of context.
3. Author background – include reference to at least one critical source or review.
4. Conflict Analysis – refer to specific examples from your novel.
5. Theme – “Sometimes in life . . .”
6. Use quotes from your book, its author and reviewers to illustrate conflict and theme.
7. Your personal reaction/opinion/response to the novel.
8. Topic outline and Works Cited – submit to Turnitin.com

PRESENTATION RUBRIC

___ Introduction of selection (5)
___ Reading – Vocal Energy/Articulation/Posture/Gestures (10)
___ Author Information (10)
___ Discussion of conflicts and themes (10)
___ Personal Reaction (10)
___ Use of quotations from book, author or reviewer (5)
___ TOTAL (50)