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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
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 English Language Arts
New Review Symbolism in The Giver
Take two days to examine the symbolism inherent in color, and how this relates to Lois Lowry's The Giver. Small groups first discuss the meaning of colors and then come together as a class to explore the impact of color. The activities end in two reflection assignments.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"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
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 English Language Arts
The Giver: Precise Word Choice
For this vocabulary worksheet, young scholars complete 7 word substitution sentences. Students choose a more specific word than one given, then rewrite the sentences. Finally, young scholars explain why the words they chose more accurately express the author's meaning.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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.
7th English Language Arts
The Gift of Life - Day 2: "Cell & Organelle Time to Tell" and "World in Color" (Chapters 2-4)
Students complete a cell biology lesson and a color lesson based on The Giver. In this biology and reading comprehension lesson set, students examine cells using microscopes. They look at the organelles and listen to How Much is a Million by David M.
5th - 6th Science