Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday/Tuesday, March 18/19, 2019

Announcements and Reminders for March 18/19, 2019:
If you still need to hand in or revise and resubmit your How They Croaked chapter,
do that as soon as possible.  
Here is a student sample of the parts you need: 
See each of the steps on CANVAS.                    

Targets for Today:

I can see how setting can influence the characters.
I can read and discuss literature, making predictions, connections, comments, asking questions, and clarifying parts that are hard to understand.
I understand denotation and connotation.  

Today’s  Agenda for March 18/19, 2019:

1. Listen to/Follow Along with pages 72-74 of The Giver. 

2. "Tea Party"  Discuss with several other students —
        How do you think the setting will affect the characters?
[If you were absent, consider on your own, each of settings and how they will influence the characters.]
                  Jonas and the rules of the Community
                  Jonas and the Giver’s room
                  Fiona and the House of the Old
                  Asher and the Recreation Center
                  Jonas’ father and the Nurturing Center

3. Say Something about…  
Read with a partner, Chapters 10 and 11 of The Giver.  
Every two pages stop and do at least one of these:  
1.     Make a Prediction
2.     Ask a Question
3.     Clarify something you misunderstood
4.     Make a comment
5.     Make a connection
If you can't do one of the five things, then you need to reread.
If you finish early, do the last 2 words on your "Contrasting Definitions" worksheet.

A2 to 2:18:58  Beginning of Chapter 12 
B5 to 2:18:58  Beginning of Chapter 12 
B6 to 2:18:58  Beginning of Chapter 12 
B8 to 2:18:58  Beginning of Chapter 12  

4.  Connotation v. Denotation
The Petersons had a visitor over for dinner. 
The Petersons had a guest over for dinner. 
    Which word -- visitor or guest -- has the more positive connotation? 

Complete a worksheet together -- as a class, then as partners -- about connotations and denotations in The Giver.    Connotation v. Denotation.docx

If You Were Absent:

See above and see the definitions below. 


Connotation is the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word.
Connotation will be positive or negative.

Denotation is the strict dictionary meaning of a word.
Denotation will generally be neutral.

 Denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word, the "dictionary definition."¨ For example, if you look up the word snake in a dictionary, you will discover that one of its denotative meanings is "any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions." 
Connotation, on the other hand, refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. The connotative meanings of a word exist together with the denotative meanings. The connotations for the word snake could include evil or danger. 

Setting:  when and where the story takes place. 
Character: any person, animal, or figure represented in a  literary work.  

 Help and Enrichment 

You can find the book online at\

Chapter 10 -- Precision of language/connotation and denotation/ shades of meaning

page 70 -- Jonas had been chastised for saying he was "starving."
What are the differences among these words:
starving, hungry, famished, ravenous, peckish, craving, having the munchies 
What order would you put them in from most hungry to least hungry?

Books --
Jonas sees many books in the Giver's room.  He hadn't imagined that there were more books than the few he had seen in the community all his life. What are the three books he is familiar with?  What effects could having many books have?

The First Book, by Rita Dove

Open it. 
Go ahead, it won't bite.
Well...maybe a little.
More a nip, like. A tingle.
It's pleasurable, really.
You see, it keeps on opening.
You may fall in.
Sure, it's hard to get started;
remember learning to use
knife and fork? Dig in:
you'll never reach bottom.
It's not like it's the end of the world-
just the world as you think
you know it. 

Emotions:    Emotions (and The Giver)