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The City of Ember

The City of Ember. Pre-Reading. With your group, create a list of important natural resources that we use on a daily basis. The Future of Resources. What is going to happen when we run out of these resources? Fresh water Oil (used to make gasoline) Trees Clean oxygen

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The City of Ember

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  1. The City of Ember

  2. Pre-Reading • With your group, create a list of important natural resources that we use on a daily basis.

  3. The Future of Resources • What is going to happen when we run out of these resources? • Fresh water • Oil (used to make gasoline) • Trees • Clean oxygen • Phosphorous (used in fertilizer) • Coal (used in electricity)

  4. Predict – Half Time Slip • Get to know your book. • Look at the front cover. • Read the back cover. • Look at the table of contents. Name: Homeroom: What do you predict this novel will be about?

  5. Let’s get started! • Read “The Instructions” pages 1-3. • Homework: • How long are the people supposed to stay in the city of Ember? • What are the instructions for? • How did the box get lost?

  6. Noun • Definition – a noun is a person, place, thing or idea • Examples:

  7. Proper Noun • Definition – a SPECIFIC person, place or thing • Proper nouns are capitalized. • Examples:

  8. Find the Nouns • In the city of Ember, the sky was always dark. The only light came from great flood lamps mounted on the buildings and at the tops of poles in the middle of the larger squares. When the lights were on, they cast a yellowish glow over the streets; people walking by threw long shadows that shortened and then stretched out again. When the lights were off, as they were between nine at night and six in the morning, the city was so dark that people might as well have been wearing blindfolds.

  9. IXL Practice • 6th grade - s.1. • If you finish, go on to 7th grade – Z.1

  10. Chapter 1: Assignment Day • How old is the city? • How does the author describe the mayor to make his seem unfriendly? • How is getting your first job in Chicago different than getting your first job in Ember? • Which job do you think is the best/worst?

  11. Homework • Find common and proper nouns within chapter 1. • Common Nouns

  12. Homework Read pages 17-27 in chapter 2: A Message to the Mayor • What skills does Lina have that make her a good messenger? • Why did Lina and Doon stop being friends years ago? • What is Granny’s job? • Who does Lina live with? Where are her parents? • Describe Lina’s house. • What is beyond the city of Ember?

  13. Pronouns • Definition: A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. • Example: Bob, Dave and Kevin were late to the minion meeting. They were late to the minion meeting.

  14. Antecedent • Definition: The word of group of words that a pronoun represents. • Example: Olaf found his nose. pronoun antecedent

  15. More Examples • When Stuart saw a banana, Stuart screamed with joy! • When Stuart saw a banana, he screamed with joy! • There is a scratch on my whiteboard. It makes it difficult to write.

  16. Pronouns to ask a question. • Who • Whom • Which • What • Whoever • whomever • Whichever • Whatever Who will you bring to the party?

  17. IXL Practice • Complete the following skills on IXL: • 7th grade AA.1 • 7th grade AA.3 • EXTRA CREDIT: 7th grade AA.10

  18. Chapter 2: A Message to the Mayor • What are the rules of being a messenger? • What can you infer about the Believers? • Why would Lina receive a circle for her behavior in the Gathering Hall? “Curiosity leads to trouble.”

  19. Learning Vocab with Frayer Maps • Chapter 1 - labyrinth page 11 • Chapter 2 - kiosks page 32 • Chapter 3 - chasm page 43 • Chapter 4 – enterprise page 66

  20. Chapter 3: Under Ember • Who is showing Doon around on his first day? • How can Doon tell that the city if falling apart? (page 45) • Why is Doon disappointed when he sees the generator? • What is Doon’s father’s job? • What are some of Doon’s hobbies/interests?

  21. Chapter 4:Something Lost, Nothing Found • What does Granny do that makes it seem like she is losing her mind? • Describe the job of trash sifter. • Why can’t Clary complete the request from Arbin Swinn? • Why did Sadge Merrall try to go out in the Unknown Regions? • What invention have the people of Ember never been able to make? Page 66 • What are some of the thoughts that Lina and Clary wonder about at the end of the chapter?

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