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The Book Thief Discussion Post Assignment As you read the novel, The Book Thief, you will be reading and analyzing textual evidence that will prepare you for an AP Literature style culminating project. You have been assigned to a group, and your group name correlates to a past AP Lit prompt. As you gather textual evidence that could aid you in answering the prompt, you will also be working to determine your understanding of the meaning of the work as a whole. Your Task: Each week, you will create an original post and respond to at least two of your classmates' posts based on your weekly assigned AP Lit. prompt. Your AP Lit. prompt will change weekly, moving in chronological order based on the year (if your group starts with 2005, the next week your group will respond to the 2008 prompt). For the discussion board, your original post must incorporate the current week's assigned reading as it applies to your assigned prompt. You must show that you have read the entire assigned reading section, rather than pulling exclusively from any one chapter or pulling from prior readings. You should NOT include any quotes. Instead, you should include VERY SPECIFIC references to/paraphrases of the text and each should be cited in MLA (Zusak #). You must include a MINIMUM OF 2 in each post. Your original post must be a minimum of 200 words, and each response post must be a minimum of 50 words. Your response post must add to the discussion and not merely praise your classmates’ insights. Move the conversation forward. * You need to complete your initial discussion board post by 11:59 pm on each Wednesday evening that the reading is due. Your two responses will be due by 11:59 pm on Thursday. Class discussion will occur on Friday. Discussion Board Post Rubric ___/10 Topic Sentence: uses specific wording from the prompt, includes TAG, and provides a brief answer from current week’s reading ___/10 Evidence: paraphrases TWO pieces of evidence without use direct quotation and includes proper citation (Zusak 89). ___/20 Analysis: details how each piece of evidence (TWO) is important to the story in relation to the prompt ___/10 So What? : creates a universal thematic statement about what readers learn about life using wording from the prompt (is not text or character specific) *Avoid use of first and second person pronouns (I, my, me, you, your, us, we, our) **Avoid this-ing - 5 point deduction as applies.

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