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The Giver Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Lowry's The Giver. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Giver Lesson Plan
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.
The Wish Giver: Cause and Effect
Students discuss the characters in the novel, The Wish Giver. They identify and analyze the cause/effect relationship and its importance in reading comprehension.
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.
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. This lesson provides an outline for what each PowerPoint slide should contain.
"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. 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.
Writing about Internal & External Conflicts in Lois Lowry's The Giver
Seventh graders examine the internal and external conflicts that Jonas faces in "The Giver" in an essay. Students use SMART Board and Inspiration to organize their ideas graphically before combining them into their paper.
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.
The Giver - Essay Questions
In this literature activity, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Lowry's The Giver. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
Students make predictions about the novel The Giver. In this reading comprehension lesson students read and discuss the title and cover of the novel. Students will then complete a graphic organizer to structure their thoughts and engage in critical thinking skills.
The Perfect Society
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.
Teach21 Lesson Plan: Wishes, Dreams and Goals: Lesson 14
Sixth graders determine how pronouns differ, and compare wishes, dreams, and goals. In this pronoun and wishes, dreams, and goals lesson, 6th graders complete a "Story Star" graphic organizer based on their reading of The Wish Giver. They listen to a read aloud, role play vocabulary words, and talk about relative pronouns that are shown on the Pronoun Organizer. They read a chapter of The Wish Giver and discuss the reading.
The Giver: Precise Word Choice
In this vocabulary worksheet, students complete 7 word substitution sentences. Students choose a more specific word than one given, then rewrite the sentences. Finally, students explain why the words they chose more accurately express the author's meaning.
The Giver: Pre-reading Discussion Questions
In this The Giver activity, students agree or disagree with 11 pre reading questions before reading the book. Students also personalize a picture of a person to reflect themselves.
Activity for The Giver
After class discussion on the memories that the Giver gave to Jonas, 8th graders type a memory that they want to give Jonas. They type for 20 minutes and then trade computers with their partner. The partner writes a response using a different font. The process is repeated until the writing piece is finished.
Wishes, Dreams and Goals: Lesson 16
Sixth graders explore psychology by participating in a grammar game. In this parts of speech lesson plan, 6th graders read the book write a summary of the book The Wish Giver and practice identifying pronouns in the story. Students play a pronoun board game with their entire class.
Wishes, Dreams, and Goals: Pronouns
Sixth graders practice using subject and object pronouns. In this wishes and goals instructional activity, 6th graders read from The Wish Giver and continue working on a Triorama. Students also complete a pronoun organizer. This instructional activity is part of a unit.
Wishes, Dreams and Goals
Sixth graders consider their dreams and goals. For this goal setting lesson, 6th graders listen to an inspirational story and continue reading The Wish Giver. Students work on a poster and share a written composition. This lesson is part of a unit.
Wishes, Dreams and Goals: Lesson 7
Sixth graders explore language arts by completing a worksheet. In this parts of speech lesson, 6th graders read chapters from The Wish Giver and identify pronouns used within the story. Students complete a word detective worksheet based on pronouns.