Thursday, October 27, 2016

1st Quarter Reflections

We have reached the end of 1st Quarter...can you believe it?! Now take a moment to reflect on what you have learned so far. Some questions to consider:

Where are you in your 10 Book Challenge? How have your blogs been progressing since August? What strategies have benefited you? What have you learned about the world? How has your writing progressed? What are your goals for ELA for the next three quarters?

Make sure to include a topic sentence and supporting details that fully support your main idea. This blog must be at least 3 paragraphs. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Film vs. Book

Objective: To analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script 

This blog contains three different parts, which will in turn lead to at least three different paragraphs. Make sure to follow the TIQA format throughout your blog.
  • Part 1: Select an event from the book and compare it to a scene from the film. How are they different and why?

    Part 2: Evaluate choices made by directors or actors. Below are three options to choose from or you can pick your own.

    1.  In the film, the director shows us “the community” differently from how we find out in the book. What’s different? Why do you think he chose to do it that way? How does it change the story?
    2. What do you think of the director’s choice of Brenton Thwaites to play Jonas? Does he look the way you imagined him in the book? Whom would you have chosen?
    3. The way the ending of The Giver is portrayed in the film vs. the novel.

    Part 3: What medium (novel or film) most impacted your understanding of the The Giver?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Giver Themes

Draw Conclusions About Characters:

What type of character is Jonas?
Dynamic characters grow and change during a story and Static characters do not. Determine which type of character Jonas is in the story.  Answer this question using textual evidence to support your answer.

Determine the theme in Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver. Analyze how this theme develops throughout the text, including its relationship to characters, setting, and/or plot. Be sure to use textual evidence to support your analysis of theme.