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1 Name Date Hour The Giver Scrapbook Assignment Since one theme of The Giver focuses on the importance of memories, you are going to be creating Jonas memory scrapbook. The scrapbook will include symbols to represent different aspects of the novel, significant moments, and a book review. Symbolism in The Giver: In your scrapbook you will create 7 different symbols to represent Jonas and his journey throughout the novel. Each symbol must be printed out or neatly drawn. I will provide construction paper and white paper if you need it. You are not required to use additional materials but you may if you wish. You will also need to create a front and back cover of your choice. The front cover should include a title for your project, the title of the novel (The Giver), the author of the novel (Louis Lowry), and your name. Each symbol page must contain 4 items: 1) The title at the top (See bold captions on the think sheet) 2) The picture of the symbol you chose 3) The name of the symbol you chose (i.e. teddy bear, coffee mug, etc.) 4) A description of why you chose that symbol and how it represents the section. You must also answer any questions that are on the think sheet for the symbol and relate your description back to the text. Significant Moments of The Giver Your scrapbook will also contain five significant moment assignments; one for each of the following chapters: chapters 1-5, chapters 6-, chapters 11-15, chapters 16-20, and chapters Each significant moment assignment must include the follow criteria: 1) At least three significant moments from the designated chapters. 2) A paragraph for each significant moment describing why it is significant. You must write your paragraphs in complete sentence using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. 3) Each significant moment must include at least one piece of direct textual evidence with the page number cited. The Giver Book Review For the book review element of your scrapbook you will be required to write a brief summary of The Giver, along with what you think the author s purpose was in writing the novel. You must also include your opinion of the book with quotations and evidence to back up your ideas. Lastly, like any good book review, you will explain why you would or wouldn t recommend this book. Put thought into the colors (or lack of colors) that you use on your scrapbook pages. Make sure that your scrapbook is neat and visual. You may bind it any functional way that you wish. I encourage you to be creative and think outside of the box with this project. USE YOUR CREATIVITY!!! YOUR FINAL SCRAPBOOK WILL BE DUE ON TUESDAY MAY 6 TH

2 Name Date Hour The Giver Significant Moments: Chapters Each significant moment must include at least one piece of direct textual evidence with page number. Significant Moment Explanation of Significance

3 NAME DATE HOUR The Giver Symbolism Think Sheet This Think Sheet will help you brainstorm your ideas. You MUST turn in this completed Think Sheet as a rough draft with your scrapbook. Symbol 1: The Giver Symbol Chose a symbol to represent the novel as a whole and explain why you chose this symbol: Symbol 2: Jonas Journey, Characterization Beginning Symbol Characterize Jonas in the beginning of the novel. Explain why you chose this symbol: Symbol 3: Jonas Journey, Characterization Middle Symbol Characterize Jonas in the middle of the novel and explain the cause of the change from the beginning. Explain why you chose this symbol:

4 Symbol 4: Jonas Journey, Characterization End Symbol Characterize Jonas at the end of the novel and explain the cause of the change from the beginning and middle. Explain why you chose this symbol: Symbol 5: Jonas Main Conflict Symbol The main conflict is (man vs. ). Describe the conflict in your own words. Symbol 6: Jonas Emotional High Point (Climax) Symbol What is the climax in the novel? How does this resolve the main conflict? Explain your symbol choice: Symbol 7: Resolution Symbol What is the resolution in the novel? You must describe your own interpretation here and explain why you chose this symbol:

5 Name Date Hour The Giver Scrapbook Rubric Scrapbook Front and Back Cover Cover includes project title, novel title, your name and hour. Cover is neat, attractive, and well thought out. Symbol 1 - The Giver Symbol 2 - Jonas Journey, Characterization Beginning Symbol 3 - Jonas Journey, Characterization Middle Symbol 4 - Jonas Journey, Characterization End Symbol 5- Jonas Main Conflict Symbol 6 - Jonas Emotional High Point (Climax) Symbol 7- Resolution Significant Moments- Chapters 1-5 ( ) Possible Points 5 Points Earned

6 Significant Moments- Chapters 6- ( ) Significant Moments- Chapters ( ) Significant Moments- Chapters ( ) Significant Moments- Chapters ( ) The Giver Book Review ( ) Include a summary of the novel and what you think the authors purpose was to write this book (4) Include your opinion of the book with quotations and evidence to back up your ideas (4). Include why you would/ wouldn t recommend this book (2). Final Product Overall neatness, attractiveness, creativity, and effort applied (5). Writing demonstrates command of academic English including punctuation, spelling, grammar and usage (5). Project Total 145 * I can draw evidence from literary texts text to support analysis and reflection ( ) * I can use precise language (symbolism) to inform about or explain the text ( d) * I can cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly ( ) * I can determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text ( ) TEACHER COMMENTS:

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