The 5th graders continued to refine their criteria for “courage” last week. They worked on a Google Hyperdoc which gave several different examples of different scenarios, and discussed their perspectives on whether or not each one was an example of courage. Because they had agreed on particular criteria, most of them were able to come to a consensus on each one. However, there was still room for lively discussion!
In addition, the students listened to Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award speech for The Giver, in which she outlined the life experiences that contributed to the story.
The students also did “hexagonal thinking” by creating maps of connections for themes, characters, and quotes in The Giver.