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1.18 BABIES & BIRTHDAYS 1.18 BABIES & BIRTHDAYS THE GIVER: CHAPTERS 2-3 Purpose To compare details about a fictional society to those of a real society.

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1 1.18 BABIES & BIRTHDAYS 1.18 BABIES & BIRTHDAYS THE GIVER: CHAPTERS 2-3 Purpose To compare details about a fictional society to those of a real society To use compare/contrast organizational structure in writing RL Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

2 GRAPHIC ORGANIZER 1. Make some comparisons between Jonas’s society and their own. Use the comparison graphic organizer (p. 68) to take notes on the customs in The Giver versus the customs in our society. parallel differences: the information provided for your own society must directly relate to and contrast with the information noted from Jonas’s society. 2 Discuss the similarities and differences between the two societies. Think about why a society would do things in that particular way. Which society most resembles the one described in Thomas More’s Utopia?

3 COMPARE/CONTRAST PARAGRAPH 3. Compare/Contrast Organizations subject-by-subject feature-by feature Decide during prewriting which organization plan you will use. During the rest of the unit, continue to refer to these organizational models. 4Teacher/Class practice each type of organization with the topic of how birthdays are celebrated. Then create a comparison paragraph as a class. Be sure to include textual evidence. (sample on slide 5) 5Students write contrast paragraph about differences in how families are created in Jonas’s society and in our society.

4 In The Giver, Jonas’s society celebrates birthdays much differently than our society does. For example, in Jonas’s society, every member celebrates his/her birthday on the same day in December. Jonas reflects, “He could remember the Decembers back to when he had become, well, probably a Four” (11). These ceremonies are celebrated for the children of Jonas’s society until they reach twelve years of age. As Jonas’s mother states, “After Twelve, age isn’t important” (17). Therefore, nobody in Jonas’s society celebrates a birthday beyond the twelfth year. In addition, while celebrating the ceremonies in December, every child in Jonas’s society receives the same item. … In The Giver, Jonas’s society celebrates birthdays much differently than our society does. For example, in Jonas’s society, every member celebrates his or her birthday on the same day in December. Jonas reflects, “He could remember the Decembers back to when he had become, well, probably a Four” (11). However, in our society, every person celebrates his/her own birthday on the date of his/her birth. Also in Jonas’s society, the ceremonies are celebrated for children only until they reach twelve years of age. As Jonas’s mother states, “After Twelve, age isn’t important” (17). In contrast, people in our society celebrate their birthdays, or at least keep track of their age, until they pass away…. When Jonas’s society celebrates the ceremonies in December, every child receives the same gift at a designated age. Being surprised by the perfect gift is part of the fun in our society! HOW BIRTHDAYS ARE CELEBRATED – CONTRAST EXAMPLES Subject-by-SubjectFeature-by-Feature

5 COMPARE/CONTRAST PARAGRAPH Compare/Contrast Paragraph Score will be based on: 1.Organization Structure: _______________________ 2. Topic sentence introduces which topic is being contrasted 3. Three Parallel differences contrasted 4. Three Relevant text evidence/quotations support customs from the novel


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