What was the euphemism for death in Jonas’s community? Name two euphemisms for death in our society. Name at least one euphemism for the following: ◦ Bathroom ◦ Garbage collector ◦ Infer why identical twins are not allowed in the community. ◦ Why do you think The Giver encourages Jonas to watch the video of the twin’s release? Should The Giver have done this? Why or why not? ◦ What does Jonas’s father do to the infant? ◦ How does an actual release differ from Jonas’s expectations of one? ◦ Explain how seeing the release changed Jonas’s opinion of his father. ◦ Assess if Rosemary truly understood release before she asked for one. How did Rosemary choose to deal with the memories? Write a quick statement about what you’ve learned and Write a question you could ask a 'buddy' about his/her learning. Research Requirements: Definition of euthanasia Explanation of what it means in our society Explanation of what it means in the book Textual examples/evidence of where it has been used in the book Textual examples/evidence of reasons why someone was released in the book Use your noggin… Use a post-it note You saw this post on Facebook: Do you believe euthanasia is wrong? Is euthanasia acceptable in certain situations and not others? to provide your response (comment) to the Facebook status. Round Robin Writing… Are you ready? In one sentence, tell what you think is most interesting about the novel, The Giver. 1. When you have completed your sentence, please hold up the thumbs-up sign. Tell one thing you remember about the specific incident/character/idea. 2. When you have completed your sentence, please hold up the thumbs-up sign. 3. When I think of this situation, I imagine/envision … 4. If I were the author of the book, I would have added more detail about this situation by… 5. Finalize this activity by drawing an image that represents the complete idea/thought of the entire paragraph. Read Chapters 20-21 of the novel, The Giver Does Jonas feel more attached to his family unit or to The Giver? Give reasons to support your answer. Explain how the infant is a metaphor for Jonas. Relate how the memories empower as well as destroy Jonas. Discuss how The Giver wants to change the community from within. How did The Giver first experience life beyond the community? Infer why Jonas and The Giver think a society exists outside the community. Summarize Jonas’s escape plan. Conclude why The Giver believes Rosemary is his daughter. How does he think he can be with her? Decide what the author foreshadows at the end of this chapter. What clues lead you to this conclusion? Summarize the Chapter… Somebody Who? Wanted What? But What happened? So What was the outcome? WHAT DO YOU THINK? This simple video conveys how Americans use different euphemisms in daily conversations. Considering the multitude of ways to say “toilet,” you can see how complex our world can be. How would the world be different if there were no controversial issues? TODAY’S TASK: Read Chapters 22-23 in The Giver. What are your thoughts? Did you predict the novel ending this way? What do think is happening to Jonas? IF I WERE THE AUTHOR… It began snowing and the ground became hilly. Jonas was forced to leave the bicycle and walk up the hill. When he reached the top, he was flooded with memories of joy. He found a sled at the top of the hill and used it to sled down the hill. On the way down he heard music and people singing. Consider a new ending for the novel. What would you change? What would you add? Your task: Write a new ending for the novel, The Giver. Your composition should be at least 2 paragraphs. Include specific events that you would change! • Complete the CLOZE Reading sheet which reviews the key concepts of the novel, The Giver. • Read the poem and annotate in the margins to compare how the poem may relate to the novel, The Giver. • Use the clickers to answer the multiple choice questions. – Pay attention & use your time wisely. • A theme from a literary work is an insight about life or human nature that the writer presents to the reader. 1. 2. 3. Write an original, universal thematic statement over the following topics in the novel. Find textual evidence to support your thematic statement and cite it using MLA format. Write one sentence of commentary connecting the ideas. Example: Theme - Pain Pain is the price of emotional growth. “ Overwhelmed by pain, he lay there in the fearsome stench for hours, listened to the men and animals die, and learned what warfare meant” (113). Through the exposure to the reality of war, Jonas realizes the evil and corruption of man, leaving behind his innocence and trust in humanity.