Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Critical Reading Task due 10/1, Thursday, by midnight

Type 50+ words directly from the novel The Giver, from a part that is particularly good. Then type 200+ words explaining why you think this section is good.

  • Does this section help your imagination work?

  • Can you personally relate your life to this section?

  • Are you able to connect this section to your/our/the world?

  • Does this part enlighten you or give you wisdom about __________?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Memories & The Giver

Tell us about a memory that involves the color red. Remember mine, falling off the garage? There was grey everywhere, except after I hit the ground. Include as much detail as you possibly can.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Giver Predictions & Thoughts

Answer the following questions with a total of five paragraphs (each paragraph should have 4-7 sentences):

What is going to happen in this novel? What will be given? To whom will this be given?

What are most futuristic stories about? Will it have sci-fi elements?

Do you like this book so far? Is it understandable? Does Lowry deserve the wealth and fame writing this book provides for her?

What questions do you have about this novel so far?