11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

11/21/13
8th Grade Language Arts
Agenda:

Assignments:
-Chapters 16-18 in The Giver ...
11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

"My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, esse...
11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

Memory
-memory is significant to human life
-without memory, there is no pain
-Jonas...
11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

Pleasure/Pain
-there can be no pleasure without pain and no pain without
pleasure
-y...
11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

Utopia
-Greek word meaning not (ou) and place (topos)
-literally means no where
-hum...
11­21­13.notebook

November 21, 2013

Dystopia
-gradually appears more and more dystopic
-characterized by an authoritaria...
11­21­13.notebook

Family
-mutual respect
-no fighting
-no abuse
-personalities of
parents are wellmatched
-no divorce
-BU...
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  1. 1. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 11/21/13 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: Assignments: -Chapters 16-18 in The Giver (F) -Comments (F) 1. Independent Reading -Spelling Test (F) 2. The Giver themes/big topics -Vocab Unit 7 (F) 3. Importance of the Individual -Vocab Writing (T 11/26) -Interview Questions (M 12/2) 1
  2. 2. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 "My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections...The Giver and Gathering Blue...speak to the same concern: the vital need of people to be aware of the their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment...I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring more, and doing more, for one another." -Lois Lowry 2
  3. 3. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 Memory -memory is significant to human life -without memory, there is no pain -Jonas' new memories open him to the idea of love 3
  4. 4. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 Pleasure/Pain -there can be no pleasure without pain and no pain without pleasure -you cannot value the pleasure it gives unless you have some memory of a time when you have suffered -cannot appreciate the joys because they have never felt pain 4
  5. 5. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 Utopia -Greek word meaning not (ou) and place (topos) -literally means no where -human efforts to create a better society/a perfect society that does not exist yet -a negative meaning used to credit ideas as too advanced, too optimistic, or unrealistic 5
  6. 6. 11­21­13.notebook November 21, 2013 Dystopia -gradually appears more and more dystopic -characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian government -a fear or disgust of the world outside -memory of institutions taking precedence over human memory 6
  7. 7. 11­21­13.notebook Family -mutual respect -no fighting -no abuse -personalities of parents are wellmatched -no divorce -BUT NO REAL LOVE!! November 21, 2013 Sameness vs. Individual -Community celebrates the differences between the 12-year-old children -12- struggling to carve out a distinct identity for themselves -encourages readers to celebrate differences instead of pretending they do not exist Release -actually refers to death or murder -beginning: people are physically sent Elsewhere -frightening or sad because no one would want to leave -Jonas escapes and changes the meaning to its original meaning 7

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