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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Grade 6 The Most Beautiful Roof in the World ?s

You don't need review questions for Alejandro's Gift b/c that story was easy!

Have a great day, be nice to your moms and grandmas and aunts!

1.  What prize did Meg win as a child?  For what?
2.  Why was Meg so interested in Harriet Tubman?
3.  Why did Meg mark every leaf on several branches with a number?  What did she do with these marked tree leaves later?
4.  What did Meg conclude about the newer leaves on the plants?
5.  How do epiphytic plants begin life on the canopy?
6.  How do ant gardens help the trees?
7.  Why do leafcutter ants carry smaller ants along with them?
8.  How are the macaws described when flying from tree to tree?
9.  Explain the quote, "Science is the machinery that runs the Earth."
10.  Vocab words - canopy, parabola, synchronize, foraging, metabolic

The Giver ch 11-15

Sorry guys!  I posted this on my high school blog by accident!

1. Why was the transmittal of the memory of snow so exhausting to the old man? What does this reveal about the community?
2. What two lessons did Jonas learn about the sun?
3. Why did the Giver appear a little sad at the end of the first day of training?
4. What do you think is the most severe pain?
5. How did Jonas’s relationship with his parents and friends change after he received his Life Assignment?
6. How did The Giver explain the visual phenomena that Jonas witnessed? What did this reveal about the community?
7. Why did the community give up the ability to see colour?
8. Why was it important for the community to have a person who could “see beyond”?
9. Why did Jonas refer to Gabe as his little brother?
10. Why was The Giver bitter about the Council of Elders?
11. What do you think the Giver will transmit to Jonas to give him his first real impression of pain?
12. How was Jonas’s second experience with snow unlike the first?
13. According to The Giver, why did Jonas have to receive and store memories of pain?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Break Independent Reading Project, Part 2, Due Wednesday, 5-4-11

Now that you have posted about your own book, read your classmates' comments.

In one paragraph, answer the following questions:

Which book would you most like to read, and why?

How do your classmates' comments affect your interest in or feelings about a book?