October 10

Finding Symbols

We have been discussing how to find symbols in literature when reading our book The Giver. Students are asked to draw pictures of objects that come up in the book and follow the steps below to declare what they may be a symbol of.

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The video below explains the process well.


September 15

Novel Study – The Giver – Chapter 1 and 2 Responses

Today we are starting a new novel called “The Giver”.  We will be reading and discussing this book over the next couple months.  This is our first formal novel study of the year.  Students are expected to begin a journal for “The Giver” and will be writing responses to each chapter.  We will also have various assigned activities followed by quizzes and a final test.

To begin this study we are discussing powers of government and human rights.  See the responses to the first two chapter below.


May 25

The Princess Bride – Chapter 1 – Buttercup

Choose 2 of the 4 to answer in your duotoang

  1. What caused Count Rugen to stop paying attention to the Dutchess at the beginning of the novel?  Why do you think she asked Westley about feeding the cows? (Chp.1)
  2. What are the young women in town noticing about Buttercup?  What do they think of Buttercup?  In your opinion, is it true? (Chp.1)
  3. Why does it bother Buttercup that the Dutchess is paying attention to Westley?  Why do you think this is such as surprise for her? (Chp.1)
  4. Who emphatically and passionately professes his love for Buttercup? How does Buttercup respond to report of this character’s sudden and tragic death? (Chp.1)

***Completed on May 30th