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 133 Views 183 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 114 Views 100 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 38 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 18 Views 103 Downloads
Create a PowerPoint:Based on The Giver
Are you reading Lois Lowry's The Giver in your language arts class? Have your young readers create a PowerPoint presentation about their life, and how they connect to the lives of the characters from the novel. They present information about themselves and make connections about their life and the life of the main character.
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills 14 Views 81 Downloads
Number the Stars
Students explore discrimination against Jewish people in World War II. In this world history and historical fiction novel study lesson plan, 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 40 Views 196 Downloads
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.
10th Language Arts 13 Views 31 Downloads
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 4 Views 25 Downloads
Lesson Plan Day 13
Students participate in an activity pulled from Lois Lowry's The Giver. In this literature lesson, 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 14 Views 44 Downloads
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry
Learners 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. Learners develop a personal timeline of significant years and why each specific age is important.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 39 Views 151 Downloads
Active and Passive Voice
Show your high school and junior high learners the importance of active and passive voice in writing, and let them get their hands dirty with the provided practice questions. Although the lesson plan says that the active voice is preferred, it does support that the passive voice is effective for creating specific effect in writing.
9th - 10th Language Arts 110 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed