Lois Lowry Teacher Resources
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The Giver: Lesson 1
Do “memories need to be shared?" Are “memories…forever?" Would you give up memory to live in a perfect world? Introduce a unit centered on Lois Lowry’s utopian/dystopian novel The Giver with a series of activities that has groups designing the components of a perfect world and considering the sacrifices that such a world would necessitate.
6th - 9th Language Arts 92 Views 151 Downloads
Number the Stars
Students explore discrimination against Jewish people in World War II. In this world history and historical fiction novel study lesson, students read Number the Stars over five days. Students define vocabulary words and use comprehension strategies such as making inferences, summarizing, and making text to text and text to world connections followed by group discussion of the text.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 30 Views 186 Downloads
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry
Students read the novel, "The Giver", and test their comprehension through the game Jeopardy. Then students research individual rights of different cultures and write a summary of their findings. Students develop a personal timeline of significant years and why each specific age is important.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 29 Views 144 Downloads
Introducing "Number the Stars"
Prepare your class to read Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, with these prereading activities. This resource lists three ideas to ready your readers. Learners explore the historical context, connect to the book, and preview the book.
6th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 36 Downloads
Lessons from the Holocaust
This lesson plan includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and discussion questions on Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. There is also an extension lesson relating the atrocity of the Holocaust to the modern conflict in Africa between the Sudanese government and African tribes.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 102 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gooney Bird Greene Meets Melvil Dewey
Students play a game that synthesizes their role playing skills, literature, and comprehension of the Dewey Decimal System. They listen as one student reads a statement that informs the class why they need a book, and then ask another student for help.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Lesson Plan Day 13
Students participate in an activity pulled from Lois Lowry's The Giver. In this literature instructional activity, students engage in a classroom simulation that requires them to listen to music and follow strict instructions according the community rules.
7th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 43 Downloads
Planning an Argument
Prepare your class for writing an argumentative essay. In order to get ready to write their essays, which will focus on The Giver by Lois Lowry, class members complete a think-pair-share about character decisions. They also list and categorize the ideas they have about their topic.
6th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 101 Downloads
Ninth graders write a continuation of the book The Giver. In this novel writing lesson, 9th graders read the book and discussed the way Lois Lowry wrote the book. Students answer questions about the novel and write an continuing chapter for the book.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Giver Novel Study
Eighth graders investigate the needs of individuals and society. In this literature study lesson, 8th graders read Lois Lowry's The Giver and complete projects on the novel that require them to build vocabulary, enhance reading skills, write about their impressions, and discuss Lowry's themes.
8th Language Arts 36 Views 145 Downloads
The Giver: Vocabulary and Summary for Ch 1-4
In this vocabulary and summary learning exercise, students craft a summary of the events that occur in chapters 1-4 of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The summary must include the 12 vocabulary words listed on the sheet.
6th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 126 Downloads