Ms. Gaul's Gazette #12.12
what's trending this week

March 23-28, 2015

  • Monday - Begin working on The Giver Connection Essay
  • Tuesday - The Giver Chapters 13-15 Questions due
  • Wednesday - Influence DB post
  • Thursday - Influence DB post
  • Friday - Fact and Opinion Newspaper Assignment

Assignments Due Friday

  • Final Draft of your Narrative or Persuasive Essay
  • "Tell Tale Heart"Rewrite
  • "Gift of the Magi"Discussion
  • Short Story Discussion
  • Short Stories Quiz
  • Chapters 10-12 Questions
  • Fact/Opinion Discussion
  • Fact/Opinion Webquest
  • Chapters 13-15 Questions
  • Fact/Opinion Newspaper Project
  • Intro to Influence DB Post
  • The Giver Connection Essay

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The Giver Connection Essay
Due Friday

For this essay, please write a two-paragraph paper discussing the following topics. Remember to use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Be sure you are using MLA format for this essay.

Click here for some extra help to plan your essay: The Giver Connection Essay Help

And here's a blank graphic organizer that you can complete. Turn it in with your essay for a +10 pts. The Giver Connection Planning Sheet


  1. Discuss the role of fact and opinion in your memories. Is it easier to remember facts or opinions?
  2. How is fact and opinion evident in The Giver? Can you see facts and opinions in the memories discussed in the story? Do the elders present the community with facts or opinions?

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