Ender`s Game

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Ender’s Game
Guiding Question
• What is the evidence that
Ender is not just like the
monsters he fights?
(Psst! Notice his shadow!)
This is your culminating
Essay prompt.
Learning Target for This Unit
When writing or speaking, we will support our
ideas w/ evidence from the text.
(Sound familiar? It should. It is very much like
our prior target of using “ample and vivid
details” in our writing, only now the details are
in the text of the book we’re reading, not from
our lives.
Friday
• Vocabulary Quiz
– If you finish early, flip your test paper; you can
start reading chapter 3.
• Ender’s Game Chapter Two
-Take out homework questions
-Turn and talk with neighbor
- Report to class one question discussed
Chapter Two
THINKING ABOUT ENDER’S FAMILY
• Make a 3-column chart. In the chart, list
adjectives that describe the personalities of
each of the three Wiggins kids.
PETER
ENDER
VALENTINE
Chapter Two, Continued
ENDER, PETER, VALENTINE
• How is Ender like Peter?
• How is Ender like Valentine?
• How is Ender truly unique?
TPS
Weekend Homework
• Read Chapter Three (11 pages)
• Answer Study Guide Questions.
In your answers:
- Use complete sentences, not lists.
- Be sure you cite evidence from the text.
(The Study Guides will be used in small group discussion
on Monday, and will be checked for 20 points at the
beginning of class.)
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Ender leaned his head against the
wall and cried until the bus came. I
am just like Peter. Take my monitor
off, and I am just like Peter. (End Ch1)
• Re-read p. 7- end of Ch1 (Ender with Stilson), and pp. 11end of Ch2 (Ender with Peter).
• Is Ender right? Is he just like Peter?
– Brainstorm a list of ways in which Ender’s Stilson episode IS like
Peter.
– Brainstorm a list of ways in which Ender’s Stilson episode is NOT
like Peter.
TPS
Tuesday Overview
- Small Group Discussions (Ch3 Questions)
- 3-Column Chart Update (add Ch3 info)
- Venn Diagram Groups (incl. Ch3 info)
Objective: Citing Evidence in Writing
Venn Diagram
• In your small groups, create a Venn Diagram
showing the similarities and differences of the
three siblings.
– Make sure you draw the
circles in pencil!
Use this model 
Wednesday
• Vocab Story Share
• Homework Discussion Questions
– Literal
– Interpretive
– Critical
• Chapter Four Questions (Collect)
• Journal
• Reading Time (Ch. 5 due Friday)
Writing What we Know
Twice in the novel, Ender has worried
that he is “just like Peter”—once at
end of Ch1 when he beats Stilson (8),
and again in Ch4 after he breaks his
tormentor’s arm(33).
• In a well-developed paragraph, answer
the following question.
Is Ender right? Is he just like Peter?
Use evidence, incl. page #s,
to support your ideas.
Thursday
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HW Check: (3 Discussion Questions + 1 Quote)
Vocabulary Oral Review
Chapter Four Questions Return
Whole Group Discussions / Point System
– Why we teach discussion
• Civil discourse (norms)
• Supporting with evidence
– Have your book and HW in hand
• Reading Time
HW: Ch5 Study Qs + Key Quote + 1 Discussion Q
Discussion Point System
• For Asking Questions (Easiest Points!)
-Literal Qs: “What…”
(1 pt)
-Interpretive Qs: “Why does Ender…” (2 pt)
-Critical Qs: “Why does the author…” (3 pt)
(Ask early! Think of unique questions!)
• For Attempting to Answer Questions
(1 pt)
• For citing the text
(2pt)
• For side-chat, repeating something said (-1pt)
Socratic Seminar Norms
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One at a time
Speak to the group, not teacher
Refer to the text
Try to have intense, knowledgeable conversations.
Why have seminars?
Our differing understandings help us see the book
differently.
Friday
• Vocab Quiz
– Chapter Five Questions Collect
– Return Week 5 Quizes, Ch4, etc.
• Vocab Quiz Score
• HW: Chapter Six Questions
+ 3 Discussion Questions
+ 1 Cool/Confusing/Interesting Quote
» For Monday Socratic Seminar Circles
• Reading Time
Monday
HW: Start Reading Chapter Seven for Wed
--Due Tues: Questions 1-3 for Chapter 7
--Due Wed: Questions 3 – end for Ch7
Also for Wednesday…
--Create 3 discussion questions
--Prepare one quote of text from Ch7
that you think is cool, interesting,
funny, or confusing.
Tuesday Work Day
1) Get your books and Study Questions out. Ms.
Davaz will be checking off homework questions 1-3.
2) For the rest of the period, prepare for
Wednesday’s Socratic Seminar by…
--Finishing Reading Chapter 7
--Finishing Study Questions 4-9 for Ch7
--Preparing 3 Discussion Questions for
Wednesday’s Socratic Seminar
--Preparing 1 interesting Quote from Ch7.
Tuesday
• Healthy Youth Survey!
• Small Group: What do we know about the
Buggers and Bugger History?
Buggers
• Whip Around: What do we know of the
Buggers and Bugger-Human History?
Journal
• What makes us human?
• What makes us different than animals?
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?
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…we love…
…we feel bad for hurting another…regret…
…we have a conscience…
…we have an idea of right and wrong…
…we have a capacity for self-restraint…
…we can govern ourselves…
…we can think first, then act…
…we can control ourselves…
…we feel compassion, sense the sorrows of others…
…we act selflessly, not to benefit ourselves (charity)…
…we sacrifice ourselves for others…
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? (Notes)
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…we love…
…we feel bad for hurting another…regret…
…we have a conscience…
…we have an idea of right and wrong…
…we have a capacity for self-restraint…
…we can govern ourselves…
…we can think first, then act…
…we can control ourselves…
…we feel compassion, sense the sorrows of others…
…we act selflessly, not to benefit ourselves (charity)…
…we sacrifice ourselves for others…
WHICH OF THESE DOES ENDER SHOW?
T-Chart of Ender’s Humanity
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• Copy list of traits on left half of a paper.
• On right side, brainstorm SPECIFIC examples of when
Ender shows each of these qualities.
------------------------------------------------------------------------• …we love…
• …we feel bad for hurting another…regret…
• …we have a conscience… an idea of right & wrong…
• …we have a capacity for self-restraint, self-control…
• …we can think first, then act…
• …we feel compassion, sense the sorrows of others…
• …we act selflessly, not to benefit ourselves (charity)…
• …we sacrifice ourselves for others…
Chapter 9: up to 133.3
• Answer Study Questions 1-5
Journal
What makes a monster?
How is the Monster different
from humans and ordinary
animals?
Think of the Buggers,
Voldemort,
The Joker,
Peter.
Brainstorm, then write.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT THAN MONSTERS? (Notes)
HOW IS ENDER LIKE THE MONSTERS?
…and for the second time that day,
Ender cried.
Journal
• Describe Ender
as a child.
TPS – What is Childhood?
• “Adolescence is a period of mourning for the
loss of childhood.”
• What is childhood? What characterizes
childhood, makes it different from
adolescence?
• Brainstorm a list.
To what extent is Ender “just like” the
monsters he fights?
Make a T-Chart
SIMILARITIES
DIFFERENCES
Cite Specific Events
Consider Bonzo, Bernard, Stilson, and above all Peter.
Small Groups
• Share your T-charts of how ender is like and
unlike the monsters he fights. Add to yours.
• Together, brainstorm new evidence of
similarities and differences.
• Create a poster of a T-chart to present.
-Group with the most thorough poster
wins a prize!
Journal
• Describe Ender
as a leader.
Journal
• To what extent does
Ender control his own
actions?
• To what extent is he
controlled by others?
By whom and how?
Journal
• Describe Ender
as Speaker for
the Dead.
End Journal
• Compare Ender as he
is at the beginning of the
book, with his character
at the end.
Reading Strategies
• …make connections between the text and our
own experiences.
• …make predictions based on clues in text.

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