I have been fortunate enough to have success with projects and Donorschoose.com in the past. I am at time asking for anyone to offer up some help in our class obtaining quality microphones for our production and podcasting we are going to be doing in class. Please check out the link below. If you know anyone interested in donating to the project just direct them to the link.
Students had a conversation and developed their own ideas for what makes a dystopian setting. Students will continue this tomorrow, but need to come into class with at least one item in each category by Wednesday.
Students worked individually, in small groups, and ultimately as a whole class to discuss the information to complete a plot mountain graph of The Giver. This includes rising action, conflict, climax, and falling action.