The Giver: Guided Imagery

Guide your class through the imagery of Lois Lowry's The Giver with a peaceful meditative experience. After you create a serene environment in your class, read through a provided script in which kids sift through their favorite memories in a world without war or pain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Turn off the lights and let kids rest their heads on their desks, possibly with quiet music playing in the background
  • Have kids connect their meditative experience with the novel, once they have begun to read the relevant parts
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not provide an assessment, but does include a reflection assignment
Pros

  • Helpful for kids who have a hard time connecting to the text
  • A relaxing way to ease learners into your novel unit
Cons

  • None
Common Core