Unit 1 Performance Task Jada Stills 10/27/12 ELA
Character One’s Adversity (Jonas) The Giver Jonas was becoming a 12. When the kids in the community become a 12, they get a specific job. Jonas’s job was to become, The Receiver. Receivers share memories with the people of their community. Jonas thought he was living in a perfect community, but when The Giver, the last Receiver, shares memories with Jonas, he soon realizes that this was not how they should be living.
Character One Perseveres Through Adversity (Jonas) The Giver Jonas and The Giver make a plan for Jonas to leave the community without getting caught. A few days later, Jonas leaves the community with his bike and a baby, Gabriel.
Character Two’s Adversity (Ernie) “A Crush” • Ernie lived with his mother for 31 years, but she died. When she died, Ernie had to go to a group home because he can’t live on his own. At the group home, he brought some seeds that was accidentally sent to his home. He loved the pictures on the cover on the seed packets. A guy, named Jack, worked at the group house and had a garden, but Ernie was afraid to go into it.
Character Two PerseveresThrough Adversity (Ernie) “A Crush” • One day when Jack took Ernie out for breakfast, Ernie fell in love when he saw a woman. That night Ernie couldn’t stop thinking about the woman and the pictures of the cover on the seed packets. Then, Ernie was brave enough to let Jack plant his seeds. Once the seeds were planted, Ernie put the flowers around the place where the woman worked. Every Wednesday, he would put flowers there, but Ernie wouldn’t go meet her.
Character Three’s Adversity (Zebra) “Zebra” Adam Martin Zebrin “Zebra”, was a really fast runner. One day, he ran so fast down a hill and couldn’t stop. A car was coming around the corner and Zebra crashed into it. Zebra’s leg and arm was injured. Now Zebra is very sad because he can’t run anymore.
Character Three Perseveres Through Adversity (Zebra) When Zebra meets a man name John Wilson, John teaches Zebra how to make connections to the world through art. Zebra hasn’t been down the hill he injured himself with in a long time, so at the end, he was brave enough to walk down that steep hill, walk back up, past the school, and then the four blocks back home.
Reflection Page• All of the characters overcame their adversity by being brave. Bravery is having courage in the face of danger.
Work Cited Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Mcdougal Littell, 1997 Potok, Chaim. “Zebra”. Random House, Inc., 1998 Rylant, Cynthia. “A Crush”. Orchard Books/Scholastic, Inc., 1990