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In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Lowry's The GiverStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Investigate philosophical issues and opinions on human society while reading The Giver. This English literature instructional activity 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventh graders read "The Giver" and compare individual rights from four countries by analyzing statistics. They use examples from the book to support their opinions about the uniformity of nations. Students create spreadsheets based on their research.
Students make predictions about the novel The Giver.  In this reading comprehension activity 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.
In this literature activity, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Lowry's The GiverStudents may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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.
In this The Giver worksheet, learners agree or disagree with 11 pre reading questions before reading the book. Students also personalize a picture of a person to reflect themselves.
Students read and analyze the novel, 'The Giver.' They classify activities in an activity regarding freedom of choice, create a list of rules, conduct a debate, write a skit, and write an essay on genetic engineering or utopian societies.
Here are some resources and lesson ideas to incorporate into a literature study of the novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
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.
Sixth graders explore psychology by participating in a grammar game. In this parts of speech lesson, 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.
Sixth graders explore language arts by completing a worksheet. For 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.
Eighth graders analyze the Project Utopia for use in conjunction with the novel, "The Giver." Each student uses Microsoft Publisher to create a pamphlet that promotes their own personal utopia. They explore the various aspects of living in a utopia.
Pupils read the novel The Giver and complete six tasks. They identify vocabulary that they did not recongize, create a different ending for the book, produce character cards and pick important events and objects from the novel.
Students write down what emotions are evoked by different colors of construction paper. They discuss what they and other students have written. They use this concept to discuss why the community in The Giver is devoid of color.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners complete short answer comprehension questions for chapters 9-12 of The Giver.
Read The Giver to examine mood and tone in relation to word meanings and definitions.  Young scholars locate definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for words related to mood and tone. Extend the instructional activity to  include a focus on music and art.

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