The Giver: Biopoem

The characters in Lois Lowry's The Giver are rich and complex as they weave their way through the plot. Examine the character traits of one chosen person with a biopoem, which enables learners to follow a poetic format in writing a description.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the format as a getting-to-know-you activity, or during the first week of school
  • Eliminate the names from the poems and have classmates guess the characters using context clues
  • Include in a class portfolio, either based on the work from this novel or throughout the year
Pros

  • A creative and fun way to access the text
  • Provides a student worksheet as well as a solid example of the finished product
Cons

  • None
Common Core