Babies & Birthdays Warm-up: Turn to page 23 and record a new vocabulary word in your VNB.
Graphic Organizer How Families Are Created Parents apply for children & a committee decides when they get a child & what child they get. Parents do not have their own children; instead, children are given to parents at the Ceremony of One. Each family is only allowed two children—one boy & one girl.
Graphic Organizer How Birthdays Are Celebrated Everyone celebrates their birthday on the same day, in December. Everyone receives the same item on the same day. Members of society don’t keep track of their age beyond 12. The whole society gathers to celebrate.
Subject-by-Subject Discuss the customs of one society first & then discuss the customs of the other society. Jonas’s society: ◦ Birthday custom 1 ◦ Birthday custom 2 ◦ Birthday custom 3 Our society: ◦ Birthday custom 1 ◦ Birthday custom 2 ◦ Birthday custom 3
Feature-by-Feature Go back & forth in your discussion of the two societies, comparing & contrasting each custom. Birthday Custom 1: ◦ Jonas’s society ◦ Our society Birthday Custom 2 ◦ Jonas’s society ◦ Our society Birthday Custom 3: ◦ Jonas’s society ◦ Our society
Transition Words Compare Transition Words: ◦ Also ◦ In the same way ◦ Likewise ◦ Similarly ◦ Furthermore Contrast Transition Words: ◦ Yet ◦ However ◦ In contrast ◦ But ◦ Instead
MLA Format Names Mrs. LaBonge Language Arts 8 December 2009 Catchy Title Fix This Parenthetical Citation: It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.
Qualities of a Good Paragraph Have students brainstorm ideas, such as topic sentence, one quote, etc.
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