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

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RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, ...
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.7, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, W.6.3a, W.7.3a, W.8.3a, W.8.3, W.7.3, W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.7.3b, W.8.3b, W.6.3d, W.7.3d, W.8.3d, W.6.2d, W.7.2d, W.8.2d, W.6.1, W.6.1b, W.6.9, W.6.9a, W.7.1, W.7.1b, W.7.9, W.7.9a, W.8.1, W.8.1b, W.8.9, W.8.9a, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.2, L.6.2, L.7.2, L.6.4b, L.6.4c, L.7.4b, L.7.4c, L.8.4b, L.8.4c, L.6.4a, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.6.1c, L.8.1b, L.8.1d, L.7.5b, L.8.5b, L.7.1a, L.7.1c, L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4, L.6.1d
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The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Giver Teaching Guide, The Giver Lesson Plans, The Giver Unit

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This *NEWLY REVISED* (as of 10/6/14) Common Core Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 6–8.

This The Giver Literature Guide includes:

• List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
• Reading: Informational Focus articles and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on Genre – Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Dystopia, Euthanasia – A Heated Debate, and Rites of Passage
• Anticipation/Reaction Guide and Reflection
• Reading: Informational Focus Biography on author Lois Lowry, with corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions
• Active Reading Guide: Note-Taking and Summarizing
• Comprehension and Analysis Questions located throughout
• Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
• Essay and Writing Prompts
• Reading Comprehension Quizzes every two or three chapters
• Vocabulary Quizzes every two or three Chapters
• Two Final Tests for differentiation– one entirely multiple choice at the lower level of comprehension (mostly recall), and one at the mid to high level of comprehension and analysis

• Vocabulary Lists: with and without definitions (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6)
• Comprehensive (defined) list of Allusions and Unique Terminology from the story (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6; RL.8.4)

• CCSS Reading: Literature Focus Lessons on
♦ Plot and Structure (RL.6.3, RL.6.5; RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.5)
♦ Foreshadowing and Prediction (RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.5; RL 7.1, RL.7.3; RL.8.5)
♦ Point of View (RL.6.6; RL.7.6; RL.8.3, RL.8.6)
♦ Symbolism (RL.6.4, L.6.5.A; RL.7.4; RL.8.4, RL.8.9)
♦ Setting and Problem (RL.7.3)
♦ Visual and Literary Versions of a Novel (RL.6.7; RL.7.7; RL.8.7)
♦ Imagery (RL.6.4, L.6.5; RL.7.4, L.7.5; RL.8.3, RL.8.4)
♦ Elements of Style (RL.6.4; RL.7.4, L.7.3.A, RL.8.4, L.8.5)
♦ Conflict (L.6.1, RL.6.3; RL.7.1, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
♦ Theme (RL.6.2; RL.7.2; RL.8.2)
♦ Character Development (RL.6.1, RL.6.3; RL.7.1, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
♦ Plot and Theme (Rl.6.2, RL.6.3; RL.7.2, RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)

• CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including those on
♦ Planning a Narrative (W.6.3.A; W.7.3.A; W.8.3.A)
♦ Beginning Your Narrative (W.6.3.A; W.7.3.A, W.8.3.A)
♦ Integrating Dialogue in Narrative Writing (W.6.3.B; W.7.3.B; W.8.3.B)
♦ Narrative Techniques (W.6.3.D; W.7.3.D, W.8.3.D)
♦ Precise Word Choice W.6.2.D, W.6.3.D; W.7.2.D, W.7.3.D; W.8.2.D, W.8.3.D)
•♦ Character Development (W.6.1, W.6.1.B, W.6.9, W.6.9.A; W.7.1, W.7.1.B, W.7.9, W.7.9.A; W.8.1, W.7.8.B, W.8.9, W.8.9.A)

• CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including those on
♦ Punctuation, Capitalization, Spelling, and Grammar (L.6.2; L.7.2; L.8.2)
♦ Word Origins – Etymology (L.6.4.B, L.6.4.C; L.7.4.B, L.7.4.C; L.8.4.B, L.8.4.C)
♦ Identifying Parts of Speech (L.6.1; L.7.1; L.8.1)
♦ Vocabulary in Context (L.6.4.A; L.7.4.A; L.8.4.A)
♦ Imagery (RL.6.4, L.6.5; RL.7.4, L.7.5; RL.8.4, L.8.5)
♦ Verb Tense and Agreement (L.6.1, L.6.1.C; L.7.1; L.8.1.B, L.8.1.D)
♦ Synonyms and Antonyms (L.7.5.B; L8.5.B)
♦ Phrases and Clauses (L.7.1.A, L.7.1.C)
♦ Vocabulary in Context (L.6.4; L.7.4; L.8.4, L.8.4.A)
♦ Pronouns – Number and Person (L.6.1.C, L.6.1.D)
♦ Punctuation (L.6.2; L.7.2; L.8.2)

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