Please take the time to fill out the evaluation form for 8th grade. I would appreciate your suggestions for next year and...you get to give me a grade this time ;)
There is no other assignment other than finishing your draft of both your essay and your artistic project. The other half of the class that needs to present their Love Books received an email.
If you already presented your Love Book today then relax and enjoy the weekend.
If you are presenting your Love Book on Monday then use the weekend to finish putting your final touches on it.
Your Padlet link has been sent to you via e-mail.
Please remember that you are making three entries this week:
1. Your answer to one of the 3 questions
2. A comment on someone else's answer
3. A comment specifically addressing someone else's comment
1. The story is told through various point-of-view devices: first- and third-person narrators, book excerpts, interview transcripts, journal entries, and central character shifts. Do Mrs. Hyde's narrative techniques work? Do they enhance the story or make it confusing? Why might she have chosen to structure the novel in the way she did?
2. What about the book's ending? Does Trevor die? Does Trevor become a martyr? Would “The Movement” be more powerful if he died? Would you prefer he live? Explain your thought process for either scenario.
3. The figure of Chris, the journalist, and his role in the Movement is curious. Given our media culture, would Trevor's Pay-it-Forward plan have become a Movement without media attention? Will people recognize the inherent goodness of something, give it significance, unless it's surrounded by hype or media saturation? (A cynical, but perhaps an important, question.) Can you find current real world examples either way?
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