Unit Plan

The Giver

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Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about other attempts at utopian communities and then design one of their own. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Most of the materials and activities in the packet are appropriate for any unit that features a dystopian novel as the core text
Classroom Considerations
  • Lois Lowry's 1993 American young-adult dystopian novel, The Giver, is the anchor text for the unit
  • A Kahoot! account is required
  • There are so many great materials in this packet that you'll want it in your portfolio of materials, whether or not you use The Giver as whole-class reading
  • The detailed 195-page packet includes an overview, a list of the Common Core standards addressed in the six lessons, links to related resources, vocabulary lists, worksheet templates, 
  • Offers four options for the unit's summative assessment


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