Grade 8 The Giver
We will probably not officially start with The Giver in class until Nov. 7-8 but you can start reading now to get a head start.  Once we begin we move fairly quickly through the chapters.

As you read The Giver, mark your text and write in the margins.  Doing this will help you with the daily activities and also with the Embedded Assessment at the end of Unit 1. You should look for how Jonas's journey fits the archetypal pattern of the hero's journey that we studied in Act. 1.9-Act 1.11.  Note where The Call to Adventure begins, how Jonas navigates the Road of Trials, how does he Experience Unconditional Love etc.  Refer back to previous activities for examples and definitions of the stages.