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Novel Unit: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Novel Unit for Roth's Divergent (the 1st book in the trilogy).
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Novel Unit: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Introducing Divergent
Look at the novel--the front cover, the back, the spine, etc.
1. Based on what you see, what do you predict this book will be about? In 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES, write down your PREDICTION.

2. In 3-5 more COMPLETE SENTENCES, explain how YOU are going to stay on task when it comes to the novel readings. DESCRIBE any strategies you will use to UNDERSTAND what you are reading.

3. Finally, in 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES, explain what you should be looking for while reading.
Chapter ONE
English I & Reading I
Mrs. Evelyn Marie Hart-Benavides

"One Choice Can Transform YOU."
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #1
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter ONE Quiz
SAR Practice
Making Predictions...
Novel Assignment #1
SUMMARY of the Novel
Beatrice Prior lives in a future version of Chicago where there are five distinct factions (groups). Each faction thinks one virtue is best: Dauntless think
bravery
is keen, Erudite love
knowledge
, Abnegation is
pro-self-sacrifice
, Amity hearts
friend
ship
, and Candor is into
telling it
like it is
. When Beatrice turns 16, she must take a TEST that decides what faction she will belong to...
Anticipation Writing Activity
What does this quote mean? How does this apply to life? To your life? Why is this good advice? How can we practice this more in our lives? EXPLAIN in COMPLETE SENTENCES. (3-5 sentences) BE READY TO DISCUSS!
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
---Divergent
Divergent FYI!
THE FACTIONS
ABEGNATION
-
the act of REJECTING something
(SELFLESS; GRAY)

DAUNTLESS -

showing fearlessness and determination (BRAVE; BLACK)

ERUDITE
- having or showing great knowledge or learning
(SMART; BLUE)

AMI
TY
- a friendly relationship

(PEACEFUL, FRIENDLY, LOVING; RED &
YELLOW
)

CAN
DOR
- being open and honest (HONEST, STRAIGHTFORWARD; BLACK &
WHITE
)
What FACTION do YOU BELONG to...?
Based on what you know about the factions so far, what GROUP do you fit in with BEST? Why?

What is the GROUP you LEAST fit in with? Why?
In high school, we often group ourselves. These groups are often called CLIQUES What is one good thing about being in these groups? What is one bad thing? Why do you think people feel the need to be in groups? (ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. Try to use a phrase you've learned about._
FYI... In Divergent, society is grouped together in FACTIONS.
faction -

vanity -

self-indulgent -

aptitude -

antagonistic -

demeanor -

perplex -

exodus -


Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
EXPOSITION
The EXPOSITION of a literary work always introduces THREE things:

1. Setting (time/place)

2. Major Character(s)

3. Conflict (major)

Identify these THREE things in your novel.
1. How many mirrors are in the house?
2. What color of hair does the main character have?
3. How old is the main character?
4. What major thing is happening today?
5. Who is the main character's brother?
6. What faction do the main character and her family belong to?
7. What does the Erudite boy call the main character?
8. What group fascinates (not perplexes) the main character?


Come up with a MOTTO for your designated FACTION. Remember... It must personify your values/virtues and be CATCHY!
Chapter TWO
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #2
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter TWO Quiz
SAR Practice
inconvenience (8) -

pursuit (9) -

idle (9) -

supersede (9) -

duress (14) -

submission (15) -

irrational (17) -




Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
1. Who does Beatrice sit next to?
2. What do the test rules state? (2)
3. What does Beatrice have memorized?
4. What room number does Beatrice walk into?
5. What tattoo does the Dauntless woman have on the back of her neck?
6. What is the test administrator's name?
7. What do the two baskets contain? What does Beatrice choose?
8. What appears after the baskets?
9. How does Beatrice react to the dog?
10. Who does the dog snarl and snap at? What does Beatrice do?
11. What does the man on the bus ask Beatrice? What is her response?



Answer the questions while reading pp. 8-18
CONFLICT
Based on what you have read so far, what is the conflict? Is it INTERNAL or EXTERNAL? What are some clues from text that help you make this INFERENCE?
What do you think about taking TESTS? How do you usually perform on tests? Do you prepare and/or study? Why do you think we takes tests? (ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. Try to use PHRASES you've learned about...)
HOMEWORK. MAJOR Grade!
Chapter THREE
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #3
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter THREE Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
1. How does Beatrice wake up from the test?
2. How did Tori describe Beatrice's test?
3. What are the people who live on the streets called?
4. What were the results of Beatrice's test?
5. What does Beatrice show equal aptitude for?
6. What are people called who get these types of results?
7. Why shouldn't Beatrice share her results with anyone?
8. Why do the factionless live in poverty?
9. What advice does the factionless man give Beatrice?




Answer the questions while reading pp. 19-26
Chapter FOUR
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #4
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter FOUR Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
1. What is the only adornment Abnegation allows?
2. How are all the houses on Beatrice’s street?
3. What are forms of selfishness?
4. Who is Caleb with?
5. What does the train horn sound like to Beatrice?
6. What exhausts Beatrice?
7. Why can’t Beatrice be Candor?
8. Who is Marcus?
9. Who is Janine Matthews?
10. Why did Marcus’ son choose Dauntless over Abnegation?
11. What does valuing knowledge over everything result in?
12. What does Beatrice seen in Caleb’s bedroom? What does this suggest? (INFERENCE)
13. What two qualities will struggle within Beatrice?





Answer the questions while reading pp. 27-37.
bother him
trying to achieve
lazy; not doing anything
make something more important
in fear; feeling danger
weakness
crazy, without sense
Write about a time when you were nervous/anxious. What happened to make you feel this way? How did you feel? What were you thinking? What did you do to ease your anxiety? Did the nervousness/anxiety go away? Why or why not?

ANSWER IN AT LEAST 5-7 COMPLETE SENTENCES.
perplexing (19) - confusing

precariously (24) - dangerously

factionless (20) - homeless; without a group

stern (25) - mean; serious

inconclusive (20) - Without results

acrid (26) - sour

intercept (23) - to stop something


Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing - The author gives hints
that suggests events that have yet to occur in
the story. These hints or clues
FORESHADOW what will happen later in
the story.

PREFIX: FORE-
MEANING: beforehand

FORESHADOWING creates SUSPENSE!


Divergent Ch. 2
What does the movie clip FORESHADOW? What are the
specific clues/hints that help you make this prediction?
The Amazing Spider Man 2
Maleficent
Foreshadowing in Chapter 3
1. In Chapter 3, __________________________________________ happens. This foreshadows


_________________________________________________________________________________________.
2. In Chapter 3, __________________________________________ happens. This foreshadows


_________________________________________________________________________________________.
DIVERGENT Acrostic Poem!
Definition of DIVERGENT
a : diverging from each other <divergent paths>
b : differing from each other or from a standard <the divergent interests of capital and labor>
D
I
V
E
R
G
E
N
T
is for


What is your definition of LYING? Are there different types? If so, what are they? Have you
ever told a MAJOR LIE when all you really wanted to do was tell the TRUTH? Why did you choose to lie? What would have happened if you would have told the truth? Would you do it differently if given the chance? Why or why not?

(ANSWER IN AT LEAST 7 COMPLETE SENTENCES!)
adornment 27) - economical (27)-

tendency (28) - sarcasm (28) -

duplicity (29) - accusatory (30) -

incorruptible (33) - moral (33) -




CHARACTERIZATION
The process by which the author reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through:

Direct Characterization
- Straight out tells the reader what the personality of the character is.
Indirect Characterization
- Shows things that reveal the personality of a character. The reader must INFER the personality of the character by using:

Speech
Thoughts
Effect on others
Actions
Looks


What does the character say? How does she speak?
What is revealed through his/her private thoughts and feelings?
How do others see this character?
What does the character do? How do they behave?
What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
How would you describe the character? Why?
Regina George (Mean Girls)
Chapter FIVE
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #5
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter FIVE Quiz
SAR Practice
subsumed (39) -

precipice (42) -

ideology (42) -

ignorance (42) -

duplicity (42) -

deft (45) -

placid (46) -





Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 38-47
SYMBOLISM
Have you ever had to make a difficult choice? What did you have to decide? Why was it a difficult choice? What did you choose? Do you think it was the right choice? Why? (ANSWER IN AT LEAST 5-7 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
1. How does Beatrice get to the Choosing Ceremony?
2. What is the tallest building in the city?
3. Why do you think Beatrice feels like her “heart will burst out of her [her] chest any minute now”? (INFERENCE)
4. How many flights of stairs do they have to climb to get to the Choosing Ceremony?
5. How is the room arranged?
6. What will their decisions make them? How will they become members?
7. Who does Beatrice stand between?
8. Whose responsibility is the Choosing Ceremony this year?
9. What are located in the last circle? What does each one contain?
10. How will Beatrice choose the faction she wants to belong to?
11. According to the ancestors, what was to blame for a warring world?
12. Those who blamed AGGRESSION formed what faction?
13. Those who blamed IGNORANCE formed what faction?
14. Those who blamed DUPLICITY formed what faction?
15. Those who blamed SELFISHNESS formed what faction?
16. Those who blamed COWARDICE formed what faction?
17. What has each faction contributed to a different sector of society?
18. Who is the first faction transfer?
19. What faction does Caleb choose?
20. What is the enemy faction of the Abnegation?
21. What faction does Beatrice choose?

Examples of SYMBOLISM
Symbolism in Divergent
Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)
Noah (The Notebook)
Beatrice (Tris) Prior (Divergent)
Character Bios
RED = TOPIC SENTENCE

BLUE = CONCRETE DETAILS

PURPLE = COMMENTARY

GREEN = CONCLUDING SENTENCE
THE CHUNK METHOD!
Answering the SAR
TS
+
CD
+
CM
+
CS
= Score of 2 or 3
What is the CHUNK METHOD?
The method we use to answer SAR questions.
It requires FIVE complete SENTENCES. It consists of:

TOPIC SENTENCE -

CONCRETE DETAILS -

COMMENTARY -

CONCLUDING SENTENCE -
Chapter SIX
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #6
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter SIX Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 48-60
Examples of SYMBOLISM
Creating Suspense!

1. Which faction exits first?
2. What does Beatrice see when she turns to look at her parents?
3. What familiar sound does Beatrice hear?
4. Who was the first person to fail the Dauntless initiation? How?
5. Who helps Beatrice get on the train? What faction does she originally come from?
6. How high are the tracks?
7. Why is Rita screaming—wailing?
8. What is “Stiff” slang for?
9. Who is one of the leaders of the Dauntless?
10. What must the initiates do to get to the entrance of the Dauntless compound?
11. What will get Beatrice into trouble one day?
12. Who is the first volunteer to jump?
13. What new name does Beatrice pick?
14. What is the name of the boy who caught Beatrice?
15. Who is the second person to jump?

What do you think about the novel? What do you like? What do you not like? What do you think is going to happen in the next few chapters? How would you describe Beatrice? How can you relate/connect to her? EXPLAIN! (ANSWER IN ASWER IN AT LEAST 5-7 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
Suspense
Chapter Seven
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #7
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter SEVEN Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 61-75
Examples of SYMBOLISM
Creating Suspense!
1. Who is the leader of the Dauntless-born initiates?
2. How many initiates are left that were not Dauntless-born?
3. Who is their instructor?
4. What is the “pit”?
5. What does the “chasm” represent/symbolize?
6. What unfamiliar item did Tris eat for the first time?
7. Who walks into the dining hall? What does he look like?
8. What theory does Christina make about Tris? Why? (INFERENCE)
9. What time do initiates have to be in the training room by every day? How long does training take place?
10. Why are initiates ranked (two reasons)?
11. What happens if an initiate is cut?
12. Besides Tris, who else is crying?
13. Why does Tris feel disgust over his crying?
14. What is the real reason for Tris’ hollow feeling in her stomach?
15. How does Tris fall asleep?

Your group will be given a random picture. Using STEAL, your group will create a BELIEVABLE character biography on a sheet of chart paper.

FOR FULL CREDIT, your bio MUST include:
1. A NAME
2. AGE
3. OCCUPATION, JOB, etc...
4. PERSONALITY DETAIL (at least 5)
(S)peech -
(T)houghts -
(E)ffect on others -
(A)ctions -
(L)ooks -
5. A PARAGRAPH explaining an EVENT in their life.
6. CREATIVITY, EFFORT and FULL PARTICIPATION.

Btw... THIS IS A TEST GRADE

Student Samples
SAMPLE #1
1. What score would you give this answer? Why? (SPECIFIC EXAMPLES)

2. What did this student do well?

3. How could we improve the answer?


SAMPLE #2
1. What score would you give this answer? Why? (SPECIFIC EXAMPLES)

2. What did this student do well?

3. How could we improve the answer?


Chapter EIGHT
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #8
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter EIGHT Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 76-90
Examples of SYMBOLISM
Character FOIL!
What is the most challenging thing you have ever
done? Why? How did you prepare for the challenge? Were you successful? Why or why not? What did this challenge teach you? EXPLAIN! (Answer in at least 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
BE PREPARED TO SHARE!
drastically (77) -

eradicates (77) -

inflection (79) -

lingering (84) -

intimidating (85) -

giddy (86) -

fatigue (86) -

instilled (87) -

skim (89) -
1. What is the first and second thing the Dauntless initiates will learn to do?
2. What will happen at the end of each initiation stage?
3. What do the Dauntless define COWARDICE as?
4. How are the THREE stages divided?
5. How many rounds does it take Tris to hit the middle of the target?
6. According to Christina, what is POLITENESS?
7. What feels good to Tris again?
8. Since Tris doesn’t have much muscle, what is she better off using when fighting?
9. What type of makeover does Christine give Tris? How does she look?
10. How does Abnegation see art?
11. What does Tris get a tattoo of? What does it symbolize?
12. Who gives her the tattoo?

FACTION QUIZ (pp. 30-34)
EXTRA ACTIVITIES for FUN!
Chapter NINE
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #9
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter NINE Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 91-104
What makes a good ACTION story/movie? What is your favorite ACTION story/movie? Why? What is the worst? What are some action sequences in the novel so far? EXPLAIN! (Answer in 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
BE PREPARED TO SHARE!
A SNEAK PEEK into Chapter 9...
After watching the movie clip, think about how it differs from the author's words. What version do you prefer? Why? EXPLAIN!
reprieve (91) - To give someone a break.

flail (93) - To throw or swing your arms.

wince (93) - Small cry.

furtive (93) - Mean looks.

concede (95) - To quit.

precise (100) - accurate

brutality (100) - abusive

violate (100) - to take advantage

chasm (100) - waterfall

idle (102) - lazy

exiled (102) - to be kicked out
1. Who won’t be fighting today?
2. Who is “The Tank”? Who will she be fighting?
3. What does Molly look like?
4. Who have been inseparable?
5. What shouldn’t Tris be doing? Why?
6. When does the fight end?
7. What does a brave man acknowledge?
8. Who has the Dauntless authority?
9. Who wins in the fight between Al and Will?
10. How does the fight between Molly and Christina end?
11. What does Eric make Christina do because she quit the fight? What are her options?
12. What can human reason do?
13. What must Christina do on her own? Who helps her instead?

Compare & Contrast
Chapter TEN
Vocabulary
WYR Questions #10
Literary Writing Activity
Mini-Project
Literary Focus
Chapter NINE Quiz
SAR Practice
Directions: Write down the words below and use context clues from your novel to come up with a workable definition.
Answer the questions while reading pp. 105-117
Do you think it is fair to fight/argue with someone who is stronger, smarter, etc. than you? Why or why not? Do you think Tris is at a disadvantage compared to the other initiates? Why or why not? EXPLAIN! (ANSWER IN AT LEAST 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
BE PREPARED TO SHARE!
Figurative Languge
1. What does Tris dream about?
2. What has happened to Tris’ bed? How does it make her feel?
3. Who does Tris accuse for the damage? What does she think about?
4. Who is too kind for Dauntless?
5. Who will Tris fight against?
6. What are Peter’s weaknesses?
7. What happens to Tris during the fight?
8. How does Tris wake up feeling?
9. Who beat Christina up?
10. What does Al smell like?
11. Where are the initiates going tomorrow? What time?
12. Who could Tris never be attracted to?
13. What is Tris fed up with?
14. What does Tris do later that night?
15. What is the only thing worse than Peter putting Tris in the hospital?

exploit (108) -

writhe (108) -

glinting (109) -

mischievous (110) -

sluggish (110) -

peripheral vision (111) -

screech (111) -

trek (113) -

tendencies (114) -

fragile (115) -

diffuse (115) -

confirming (116) -
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