Friday, February 28, 2014

Novel Study (March 3-6)

The Giver.  Chapters 8 and 9.
  1. What is the difference between being ‘assigned’ and being, ‘selected’?
  2. What do you think the Receiver meant when he claimed Jonas had, “the Capacity to See Beyond”?
  3. What made Jonas feel “different” and “separate”?
  4. What name does the community give to the term, bedroom.  Why do you think they call it that instead of bedroom?

  • Indolence, solemnly, spontaneously, unnerving, anguish.

Kicked Out.  Chapters 5 and 6. 
  1. Are Gabe and Tiff good friends to Dime?  Explain.
  2. Why did Dime go out the ‘preppy’ door?
  3. What really made Dime cry while watching “Old Yeller”?
  4. Why did Darren yell at Dime?
  5. When someone questions Dime’s decisions and life, what does she do?
  • Scouted, stoop, mumbled, obvious, teased.

My Side of the Mountain.  Pages #58-68.
  1. Why might it be dangerous for Sam to set his deer trap in the summer?
  2. Give one advantage and one disadvantage of the summer season.
  3. Why did Sam take the sparrow that Frightful had caught from her?
·         Threadbare, frayed, recognition, steely, preening.

The Outsiders.  Chapter 4.

  1. Why was the park a good place for Johnny and Ponyboy to cool off?
  2. What three things did Johnny say they needed to get out of their predicamet?
  3. What did Ponyboy say was the best way to deal with Buck Merril?
  4. What would your advice be to Johnny and Ponyboy if they came to you for help? Explain?

        ·         Ruefully, hermit, premonition, unceasingly, finality.

        Lord of the Nutcracker Men.  Chapters 7 and 8.

        1. How has the way in which Johnny’s father ends his letters changed?  Why do you think he has made this change?
        2. Do you think Mr. Tuttle knows it was Johnny who ruined his roses?  Explain.
        3. Johnny’s father uses an analogy to explain how it felt to leave his trench.  What is an analogy?  What analogy does he use?  Why is this analogy effective?
        4. Why was the letter Johnny’s father wrote to him in this chapter Johnny’s favourite?  What does this tell you about Johnny’s understanding of the War?
        • Loath, blight, barren, parapet, barricade.
        • Nuisance, kinship, lunatic, sergeant, sniper.

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