The Giver by Lois Lowry Day 4 Warm up Warm up: Youtube interview with Lois Lowry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYGGs2lxjY&feature=related
We will review the study questions for chapters 6 & 7 before having a quiz on these chapters. Get out your notebooks and study questions.
The Giver Quiz # 3 Answer on paper. You will exchange papers to go over. 1. What special thing did sevens get? a. 8 PM bedtime b. Coats that button down the front c. Hair ribbons d. Allowance 2. What happened to Gabe the day of the naming & Placement? a. He was placed with a family. b. He could stay at the Nurturing Center another year c. He received the name Gabriel
3. What happened to Caleb? a. He drowned. b. Fell from a tree and broke his neck c. Became sick and was released 4. What assignment did Asher receive? a. Attendant at the fish hatchery b. Instructor of the sixes c. Director of recreation d. Engineer 5. What happened when it was Jonas’s turn to receive his job assignment? a. He received the job og doctor b. He fell as he was going on the stage c. The Chief Elder skipped over Jonas
The Circle of Life in The Giver Jonas’s Society Jonas’s Society Our Society Finding a Mate Creating a Family Mourning Death
The Circle of Life in The Giver Jonas’s Society Jonas’s Society Our Society Finding a Mate Apply for mateChoose your own whenever you want to Creating a Family Apply for child after married 3 yrs. Must prove you are capable Can have only 2 children:1 boy, 1 girl & they are not biological children Children come from Birthmothers No restrictions on becoming a parent Mourning Death Chant name as they walk through door Funerals Memorial services
Characterization – the way an author reveals the special qualities and personalities of a character in a story, making the character believable.
Indirect Characterization – writer shows you what character is like by revealing: Appearance Actions Words Thoughts and feelings Other character’s comments or reactions
Appearance Can infer a lot about characters from the clothes they wear, their facial features, their body language, and their mannerisms. Tex was the head rancher on the farm. When he rounds up the horses, he can be easily spotted with his beige hat and vest. Tex’s smile is a mile wild, even with his bushy mustache. jovial prouddedicated
Actions – Much of what we learn about characters is revealed to us through what they do. Denise picked up the slimy bull frog. She could hardly stand to hold it even for a moment. She held it out at arm’s length from her body and quickly carried it to her brother. squeamish sensitive nervous
Words – We often get to know characters because of what they say to each other. Anita threw her arms around Tony and gave him a big hug. “Thank you so much for being there for me,” she said. “I don’t think I could have faced my parents without you.” thoughtful compassionate appreciative
Thoughts and feelings – When an author lets us get inside the mind of a character, we can often learn a great deal about him or her. Butch looked around the neighborhood. “This would be a safe place to play catch with Bobby,” he thought. “Why doesn’t Bobby throw the ball?” He must be in a bad mood or something.” loyalconcernedplayful
Other character’s comments or reactions – sometimes other characters will tell us something useful about the character we’re reading about. “You wouldn’t believe what Lisa did yesterday,” Sara said to her sister. “When we went into the bridal shop, she pushed all the women aside and demanded that the sales lady help us immediately. It was really something!” Demandingpushyassertive
Direct Characterization The writer tells you exactly (directly) what the character is like. Betsy was a determined three year old, who knew what she wanted and often got her way, if she cried loud enough. Mrs. Manning has an obnoxiously loud voice which she uses to intimidate her students. Stay in your seats or ELSE!!!!
Characterization Worksheet Characters Name What do you think this character would be like in a “normal” society? Job? Pretend this character was given the opportunity to live in Elsewhere 1 month. What do you think this character would say? Do you respect this character? Why or why not? What has this character done to gain or lose your respect? How do you think this character would feel about the events of our world? Do you think this character would want to live in our world? Jonas The Giver
Vocabulary for Chapters 6 & 7 Homework: Vocabulary for Chapters 6 & 7 Students will complete a handout sheet. Use dictionaries! Homework: Read chapters 8-10 & do study questions