Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friday/Monday, March 22/25, 2019

Announcements and Reminders for Friday/Monday, March 22/25, 2019:
You will turn in your T-Chart and List of 25 Choices after doing one more quick activity with it. Listen for directions for that.

If you are missing points on your Contrasting Definitions paper,
if you haven't handed it in, do it and hand it in.
if you missed some of the answers, bring your paper and see Ms. Dorsey or Mrs. Hilton to revise your answers either verbally or in writing.

If you need the materials to make up your Stations Activity, they are available on Canvas.  

Targets for Today:
I can show what I know about editing.
I can find information in a text to clarify ideas in the text.

Today’s  Agenda for Friday/Monday, March 22/25, 2019:

1. Get out your composition book and a copy of The Giver. 
Be prepared to turn in your T-Chart and List of 25 Choices when directed to.

2. Practice Test for our RISE Testing in May
Students complete a benchmark test for the RISE Testing. 
  • Wait to open the chromebook until you are told to do so. 
  • Click on the nine-patch in the lower left corner.
  • Select the Questar link. 
  • Sign in using the information on your ticket. 
  • Take the Editing Test --  There are 2 questions -- each with about 5 parts. 8
3. When you finish, pick up a Giver book and read chapters 14-16.
You will receive an assignment to do with these chapters.  (Finding quotes from the book about three different topics.)

A quote from a book does not need to be a piece of dialogue. You can be quoting any text from the chapters you are reading.  

4 points: appropriate behavior during and after testing, following instructions after (quietly reading from The Giver)
3 points:  appropriate behavior during testing, quiet after but not following directions. 
2 points: disruptive after.
1 point:  disruptive during
None of the above scores may be made up.
0 points: absent -- may make up points 

When finished, submit the test, then begin reading The Giver (chapters 14-16).   Follow the directions for collecting quotes about three different topics.

Read chapters 14-16.
Save the Last Word In-Class Assignment
Giver--Save the Last Word organizer.docx

B5, B6  -- if finished with chapters and collecting quotes, in your composition book. . . .
 Write a half-page or more to answer this question:
If you could erase your most painful memory would you?  Why or why not?

an interesting definition for sameness:  an edit to nature, making life easier and more manageable

for next time:

A2  For another time:   Write a half-page or more to answer this question:
If you could erase your most painful memory would you?  Why or why not?
If You Were Absent:

Make arrangements with the teacher to take the benchmark test.  It will most likely take you about 15 minutes.
Hand in your T-Chart and 25 choices paper when you return. First ask Mrs. Hilton what she would like you to do with it first.  


 Help and Enrichment 

Here is some information about the cover art on The Giver -- especially the photograph of the old man.

The Giver on the cover was celebrated in his own right. 

In 1979, years before she wrote The Giver, Lowry was working as a journalist when she interviewed painter Carl Gustaf Nelson. The Swedish-born painter had lived in New York and taught painting in Boston before retiring to Maine’s Cranberry Island. Nelson’s art earned him spots in prestigious shows like the Whitney Biennial, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection contains two of his pieces. Lowry visited Nelson at his home off the coast of Maine, and while there she got the chance to photograph him. 

 Nelson may also have inspired the Giver. 

In her 1994 Newbery Award acceptance speech, Lowry reminisced about meeting Nelson: “I spend a good deal of time with this man, and we talk a lot about color. It is clear to me that although I am a highly visual person—a person who sees and appreciates form and composition and color—this man’s capacity for seeing color goes far beyond mine … Now and then I wish, in a whimsical way, that he could have somehow magically given me the capacity to see the way he did.” 

 Nelson had something in common with the Giver.

Nelson passed away in 1988, but his face stuck with Lowry. She loved the interesting picture of Nelson so much that she held on to it, and later turned it into cover art. The choice of Nelson as the cover model would turn out to have a deeper meaning for Lowry. The artist had spent the last few years of his life in blindness, which sparked a connection. As Lowry explained in a 2006 interviewwith, “[His] life was filled with color … for him to lose color, as the Giver in the book begins to lose color, seemed such a wonderful analogy that I’ve always been glad his photograph is on the cover.”