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1 Ender s Game by Orson Scott Card: Due Friday, September 2nd Suggestion from the teachers: Work on the assignments AS YOU READ THE BOOK. Set an alarm in your phone to remind yourself to get it done. Use the backwards planning map to help you plan our the work. Make notes/use sticky notes as you read to remember important parts of the book. Assignment #1: Keep a typed reader s log of each chapter of Ender s Game including chapter summaries, at least two important quotes and one character analysis per chapter. You will turn your final work into turnitin.com. See the example below for assistance in setting up your paper. Your paper WILL need to be set up like this. Insert a table with 3 rows and 2 columns to get started. Be sure to label each chapter clearly. Chapter Summary Chapter One Third Important Quotes (with citations) Character Analysis The monitor lady smiled very nicely (Card 1). This quote is important because This isn t really an important quote; it s just an example! Find your own! Table entries must be a minimum of one half typed page per chapter, double spaced using 12 point font in Times New Roman. Better responses will be longer and more developed than the minimum requirements. Summaries: Include all important action and details that add to the outcome of that chapter. You may also discuss character interactions and Ender s thoughts about things happening around him. Quotations: Choose at least two quotes that you feel shape the chapter. When citing quotes, use the authors last name and the page number that you found the quote on (Card 12). Add a small description below the quote that details why you feel it was important. Character Analysis: You may choose different characters per chapter or choose to study one character throughout the book. Specify who he/she is, what he/she does, and your opinion about his/her actions. Also, describe his/her character traits (appearance, personality, actions, etc.)

2 Assignment #2: Complete the chapter questions (attached). You MUST type up your responses. They will be turned into turnitin.com along with your first assignment. Be sure to fully answer each question. Your responses will be scored based on how accurately you have answered the question and also how in depth you have gone with your response. Responses must be double spaced using 12 point font in Times New Roman. Be sure to label each chapter clearly. Assignment #3: Complete the vocabulary development chart. You DO NOT need to type your responses. Follow the chart set up below. You can use lined paper and hand write it. If you choose to type it, you will need to print it out and turn it in to your teacher. Find at least three academic vocabulary terms in each chapter of Ender s Game. Identify the word, the definition, and the sentence it is written in in the novel. Then write your own sentence using the word correctly. Be sure to cite the page correctly.to cite correctly use the author s late name and the page number in paranthesis, like this: (Card 6). Here is the chart format: Chapter Word Definition Sentence My own sentence Ender s Game Log & Packet Scoring Rubric Exceptional Achievement: Journal entries exhibit all or most of the following characteristics: all entries exhibit a high level of thought and preparation extended discussion of ideas showing insightful and perceptive analysis elaboration of ideas with specific, well developed examples and aptly chosen supporting quotes from the text a thorough discussion of quotes and character development few or no errors in grammar and usage Commendable Achievement: Journal entries exhibit all or most of the following characteristics: most entries exhibit a high level of thought and preparation; some may show less thought adequate discussion of the ideas showing some analysis inclusion of some specific examples ; may include some quotes from the text but these may not be well explained an adequate discussion of quotes and character development minor errors in grammar and punctuation do not impede reader Minimal Achievement: Journal entries exhibit several of the following characteristics: few entries exhibit a high level of thought and preparation; entries may seem rushed ; some steps may be missing or inadequately developed

3 little discussion of the ideas; surface level thinking only few specific examples ; few or no quotes from the text; quotes may lack explanation may focus on only the first occurrence character development errors in grammar and usage may be distracting Chapter 1 1. Why is Andrew Ender Wiggin called Third? How does he feel about being a Third? 2. How do you know Ender is intelligent? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 3. Why does Ender fear teasing from the other kids now that he has no monitor? 4. How does Ender forestall [the] vengeance (Card 7) of Stilson and his gang? 5. A controlling government is suggested. What is the first indication of this? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). Chapter 2 6. How does Peter react to Ender now that the monitor is gone? 7. What do you learn about the character of Valentine? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 8. Why does Peter flop onto his bed and laugh? Based on this incident, how would you characterize Peter? 9. What is surprising and ironic (opposite of what was expected) about Peter apologizing to Ender? 10. How does Ender s father make Ender feel when he sees the monitor is gone? Chapter Under what pretense does the International Fleet [I.F.] officer come to Ender s home?? Use a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 12. How does Graff conclude Ender is the one? 13. Why do Ender s parents resent him?? Use a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 14. What reasons does Ender give for not wanting to join the fleet? What reasons does Ender give for joining the fleet? 15. Why does Graff say Peter hates Ender? Chapter How is Ender different from the other boys? 17. How does Graff set Ender up to be ostracized (isolated and disliked by a group)? Use a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 18. What plans does the military have for Ender?? Use a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 19. How does Graff feel about Ender? 20. Graff tells Ender not to talk to him. Why? Chapter The military wants Ender to be isolated without friends or parents. Why? 22. What is ironic about the boys taking all of the good bunks and leaving Ender with the bottom bunk by the door? 23. What does Mick tell Ender will help him succeed at the academy? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 24. How does Ender stop Bernard s attempt to be ruler of the room (Card 52) and why is he happy about it? 25. How do you know Ender s isolation is over?

4 Chapter What may the following statement foreshadow? He [Bernard] tightens up when he s flying. He panics. Ender stored the information away for future reference (Card 57). 27. Ender sees Alai as a bridge. Explain. Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 28. Ender feels Peter would be proud of him because of his victory over the Giant. Explain. Chapter Why does Ender want to finish the game? 30. What changes Ender s perception of his first meeting with the Salamander Army? Chapter 8 Rat 31. What motivates Colonel Graff to order Major Anderson to stack the games? (Card 97) 32. In the course of his discussion with Major Anderson, Colonel Graff states, I don t even think it s fair for me to decide the fate of Ender Wiggin (Card 98). What does this statement reveal about his character? 33. What is Dink s theory about the plan of the I.F.? Do you think he s right? Explain. 34. Why do the people view Rose de Nose with respect and resentment? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 35. What does Dink reveal about the true enemy? What motivates him to share this with Ender? Based on this exchange, what might the author s attitude be regarding child soldiers? 36. What does Ender s desire to stop the practices with the Launchies reveal about his character? 37. In the Giant s castle, Ender looks into a mirror and sees the face of Peter. What does Peter symbolize? Chapter 9: Locke and Demosthenes 38. Valentine keeps herself safe from Peter. How? What does this reveal about the character of Valentine? 39. Peter plans to take control of the world. How does he plan to accomplish this goal and when? 40. Briefly describe who Locke and Demosthenes are. 41. What does Peter learn from the leadership of Adolph Hitler? 42. Peter explains to Valentine his vicious treatment of her and Ender. What is Peter s reason? Include a short textual evidence (quote it in parenthetical citation). 43. What motivates Peter s desire to take over the world? 44. Why did Peter ask Valentine to write Demosthenes? 45. Graff asks Valentine to write Ender a letter. What does he say this will accomplish? What motivates him to do this? Chapter Why is Ender given the Dragon Army? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 47. Why does Ender have an advantage over the other commanders? 48. How does the personnel Ender is given set him up to be different from all the other toon leaders? What kind of army is Ender given and under what restrictions? 49. Ender has become like the adults who control him, like the enemy. Explain. 50. What does Ender s treatment of Bean lead Ender to realize about his own life? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. Chapter Describe Ender s leadership style. Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 52. Why does Carn Carby want Ender to defeat the next army he fights, and why is this ironic? 53. How does Petra react to Ender s defeat of her army? What is Ender s hope? 54. Why does Ender watch war videos over and over again? What did he notice? What do you think is the reason for the censoring of the videos?

5 55. Ender confides in Bean and asks for help. Why? What is the request? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. Chapter Why does General Pace of the I.F. military police come the Battle School, and why is Graff opposed to this visit? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 57. Petra and Dink warn Ender of plots for this death. How does Ender react to the warnings? How is this reaction ironic? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 58. Ender s situation with Bonzo in the shower parallels the situation with Stilson on Earth. Explain. 59. What does Bonzo hate most about Ender? Explain. 60. After the fight in the shower, Ender realizes Peter was right about one thing. What is the one thing? Explain. Chapter What is the irony seen in the two personas, Demosthenes and Locke? 62. Why is Peter jealous of Valentine? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 63. Why does Valentine cooperate with Graff? 64. What is the turmoil in Ender s soul? 65. Why does the I.F. take Ender back to Earth? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 66. What does Ender learn about buggers and the Third Invasion? Chapter Rackman says, There is no teacher but the enemy (Card 262). What is Rackman s explanation of this statement? 68. How did Mazer Rackman win his battle? 69. What advantages do the humans have over the buggers? 70. How does the author add to the suspenseful mood during the Third Invasion? 71. Describe Ender s reaction to the climactic victory over the buggers. Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. Chapter For what is Graff acquitted? How? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation. 73. What is ironic about Peter s actions on Earth and Ender s actions in space? 74. What does Ender realize when he finds the pupa? 75. Why is Ender called The Speaker For the Dead and what is his plan for the future? Provide textual evidence in MLA parenthetical citation.

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