It is always night in the city of Ember, but there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of day comes from flood lamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. For 250 years they have lived pleasantly, because there has been plenty of everything in the vast storerooms. But now there are more and more empty shelves, more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet seem to be the only people who are worried.
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Integrated Literature & Writing Discovery Guides
Level 2 Literature and Writing Discovery Guides are recommended for elementary (grades 3-5) students who are in the process of acquiring the proficiency necessary to confidently read and to respond to a complex piece of literature. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.
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Each week for four weeks, students will:
- Learn to take notes on characters, settings, and plot
- Study vocabulary
- Answer comprehension questions
- Write a short personal response
- Have opportunity to discuss topics related to the story
On the fifth week students are given a selection of hands-on projects to complete.
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