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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. The plan includes reading strategies, pre-reading questions, and transparencies.
Fifth graders listen and react to the book Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. They write in their journals every day approximately one page or more as a reflection on the reading.
Students discuss book Number the Stars 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. Finally, students take an interest inventory by checking off items in a program on the internet which will analyze their answers and formulate a list of possible careers.
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.
Tenth graders identify the different ideas, emotions that different colors represent the significance of color in real life. They examine the significance of the lack of color in The Giver and the movie Pleasantville. They develop imaginative or creative responses to share their ideas.
Students read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and then attempt to create their own "perfect society". They work in groups to create a Powerpoint presentation outlining the rules of the ultimate society.
Here are some resources and lesson ideas to incorporate into a literature study of the novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
For this literature and history worksheet, learners prepare to read the novel by Lois Lowry Number the Stars. Students read the history behind the Nazi occupation of Denmark and the arrest of the Jews there. This is a 10 page historical account of the Holocaust events with photographs from WW1.
Investigate philosophical issues and opinions on human society while reading The Giver. This English literature lesson prompts middle schoolers analyze the plot, climax, dialogue, and characters of The Giver by Lois Lowry.  They update a plot diagram which organizes the elements of the story.
In this reading worksheet, students examine the theme of bravery in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 10 questions about bravery in the book and the brave actions of the characters.
In this language arts worksheet, young scholars explore the theme of truthfulness and lying in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 4 essay questions.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lois Lowry's Number the StarsStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Eighth graders conduct discussions about The Giver in Literature Circles. They find intriguing passages and share them; make connections to life or other literature; and illustrate an idea from the reading artistically or graphically.
Eighth graders complete a reading of Lois Lowry's, The Giver, and determine a social problem the effects the "utopian society." They research information about the social problem using a number Internet, print, and media resources. They write and deliver a persuasive speech that tells the problem and offers a solution.
Students explore the genres of fiction and non-fiction through their reading of Lois Lowry's, The Giver. They examine the difference between realism and imagination, they examine their own community government, and they create sketches based on the reading. They create small group presentations of the first eight chapters.
In this reading response worksheet, students write their feelings about the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Students complete separate paragraphs which begin " I wish, I wonder, I hope, I believe, I am thankful that..."
In this foreshadowing worksheet, students explore the technique of foreshadowing in the novel Number The Stars, by Lois Lowry. Students analyze chapter 9, page 76 for this technique of foreshadowing.
Students perform experiments, plot and analyze data. For this probability lesson, students model word problems and create a box and whisker graph. They analyze the graph and discuss it with their classmates.

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