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The Giver Literature Guide: Common Core Standards-Based Teaching Guide

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This CCSS-Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver contains 140 pages of student coursework, coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more aligned with the Common Core State Standards and NCTE/IRA National ELA Standards for seventh through ninth grade.

Click here to download the complete CCSS Alignment Documents for this Guide

This The Giver Literature Guide includes:
Author Biography
Notes/Activity on Genre
List of Allusions and Terminology
Vocabulary List With and Without Definitions
Anticipation/Reaction Pre-Reading Activity
Note-Taking and Summarizing Activities
Standards Focus Activities on Foreshadowing, Point of View, Symbolism, Setting and Problem, Imagery, Elements of Style, Conflict, Theme, Character Development, and Elements of Plot
Comprehension Check Questions Every Two Chapters
Assessment Preparation Activities Including Punctuation, Spelling, and Grammar, Word Origins (Etymology), Identifying Parts of Speech, Vocabulary in Context, Verb Tense and Agreement, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Structure, and more
Reading Quizzes Every Two Chapters
Vocabulary Quizzes Every Two Chapters
Two Final Test Versions
Novel Summary
Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
Post-Reading Ideas and Activities
Essay/Writing Ideas and Prompts
Project Rubric
Response to Literature Rubric
Complete Answer Key

Looking for something specific? Don't want to purchase the entire Guide? Consider purchasing items separately! Each of these items are sold separately, and come straight from the complete The Giver Literature Guide. Click on the links below to check them out!

The Giver Comprehension Check Questions - Complete Novel
The Giver Pre-Reading Activity Pack
The Giver Post-Reading Activity Pack
The Giver Reading Quizzes
The Giver Literary Analysis Activity Pack
The Giver Grammar and Vocabulary Activity Pack
The Giver Final Test
The Giver Multiple Choice Final Test


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