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- Jonathan M.
- Wichita, KS
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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.
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.
Eighth graders investigate the needs of individuals and society. In this literature study activity, 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars make predictions about the novel The Giver. For this reading comprehension lesson students read and discuss the title and cover of the novel. Young scholars will then complete a graphic organizer to structure their thoughts and engage in critical thinking skills.
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.