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11 25-13

  1. 1. 11­25­13.notebook November 25, 2013 11/25/13 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Independent Reading Assignments: -Finish The Giver (T) -Vocab Writing (T) -Interview Questions (M 12/2) 2. The Giver Diamante Poem 3. Importance of the Individual 1
  2. 2. 11­25­13.notebook November 25, 2013 Diamante: Two Characters...characteristics of them noun adjective, adjective verb, verb, verb noun, noun, noun, noun verb, verb, verb, adjective, adjective noun three gerunds (verb +ing) three gerunds (verb +ing) 2
  3. 3. 11­25­13.notebook November 25, 2013 Larissa peaceful relaxed trusting       bathing       confiding  birthmother old         wise laborer birthing         working            existing industrious         alone Edna 3
  4. 4. 11­25­13.notebook Family -mutual respect -no fighting -no abuse -personalities of parents are wellmatched -no divorce -BUT NO REAL LOVE!! November 25, 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 4
  5. 5. 11­25­13.notebook November 25, 2013 • Lack of real personality or individualism in a community like the one described in The Giver • In such a society, the community is more important than the individuals while in other societies, individuals are celebrated above and beyond the community • Write a paragraph or two about what you think is important about being a unique individual 5
  6. 6. 11­25­13.notebook November 25, 2013 6

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