Novel Lesson for The Giver

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Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal prompts, and worksheets about the figurative language and literary themes throughout the book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Choose which parts of the packet are most relevant to your curriculum
  • Use the reading comprehension questions as assessments throughout the novel unit
  • Have learners keep important reference materials in their language arts journal
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the resource consists of a Wikipedia article on genetic engineering from 2005; consider augmenting it with a more credible and updated source
Pros

  • Provides answer keys to worksheets and assessments
  • Addresses a variety of reading and writing skills, including vocabulary, literary elements, figurative language, and narrative writing
Cons

  • The essential questions are slightly generic and repeated throughout several lessons