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Alternate Ending

Ambiguous- Unclear or inexact. Has no clear resolution

The Giver ends ambiguously. As readers, we do not know whether


or not Jonas escapes. What happens to him? Does he die in the
snow? Does he find his way to a new society? Does he have to
return home?
Directions: Using your best writing skills, write an alternate
ending for The Giver. Be sure to make it clear where your ending
starts (you may choose to rewrite the entire last chapter or two).
You should also make sure Jonass voice and the voice of any
other character you chose to write about sound the same as they
do in the actual book.
Endings should be no shorter than one page typed. (Please,
no more than five pages total).
Font should be 12 pt. Times New Roman
Complete the story arc by writing the falling action and
resolution.
Order of details should make sense within the scope of the
story
Paragraphs should be connected with transitions

Prewrite
Where does your alternate ending start:
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What ultimately happens to Jonas?:


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Gabriel?:
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How do you describe Elsewhere:


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Any other information you want to remember to include:


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Alternate Ending Rubric (55 pts)

Earned Possible
Points Points
Ideas:
Conveys proper characterization 5
Setting and details are vividly 5
described
Organization:
Continue the plot with a new 5
falling action and resolution
Order of details makes sense 3
Paragraphs are connected with 2
appropriate transitions
Voice:
The voice of the author is 3
continued
The tone and style are engaging 2
Word Choice:
The words chosen are precise, 5
active, colorful, and descriptive
The words are used correctly and 5
add to the story
Sentence Fluency:
Sentences are well constructed 3
with various sentence starters
Sentence lengths and structures 3
vary
Conventions:
Spelling is correct 2
Punctuation is accurate 2
Capitalization is used correctly 2
Grammar and usage are correct 4
Presentation:
Story is neatly typed 1
Times New Roman 12pt font is 1
used
Length requirements met 2
Total Points