Two unique pre-reading activities to use before reading "The Giver" by Lois Lowry! Pique students' interest and spark critical thinking at the same time! Activities are aligned with multiple CCSS standards and are very interactive!
I use this activities to get students thinking critically about th
This internet based pre-reading activity teaches students about the author, genre, literary terms etc. It also includes a paragraph response with two writing topics. Suitable to leave for Supply Teachers. RUBRIC included for quick and easy marking. MS Word. Editable. It is a fun activity that studen
This is an anticipation guide for the giver. It's a pre-reading activity that helps students to build their prediction and discussion skills. This activity really encourages a lot of discussion among students about their beliefs and thoughts on themes that are explored in the novel.
Use this group project to help students explore the concept of utopia. After constructing their own utopia using the worksheet, students can compare, contrast, and critique each other's fictional societies.
Keywords: utopia, dystopia, worksheet, group project, collaborative learning, The Giver, pr
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The Giver Dinner Discussions
This pre-reading activity for The Giver was a homerun in my classroom! My students were completely engaged and
This is a valuable lesson to do before reading The Giver. Students always reference it while we're reading the book.
Here's how it works: Paste each element of a perfect society (on second page of this document) onto to a piece of construction paper before class. Divide the students into five grou
"Book Bits" are carefully selected snippets of information from the book. There are 44 “Book Bits”, however, you will only need one for each student; you can pick and choose which ones you like the most.
1. Give each student a “Book Bit”. The students will read their individual “Book Bits” and be
Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint in that they are both presentation tools, but that is where their similarities end.
Prezi Presentations are created on a "canvas" rather than on "slides". This helps to encourage focusing on combining text, pictures and video clips. Items on the canvas can be dragg
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in The Giver. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that student
Explore themes from Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver, with this pre-reading and post-reading activity.
Before reading the book, students read 12 statements that reflect themes explored in The Giver. Then, they write if they agree or disagree with the statements, and answer why. After finishing the boo
This is a list of pre-reading and post-reading ideas to be used with The Giver. In addition, there are some helpful hints for strategic reading. It also includes a worksheet for students to record the rules of The Society as they read.
The Giver - Chapter Summaries, Pre-Reading Activities, Vocabulary, & Writing / Discussion Questions
This packet includes chapter summaries, pre-reading activities, vocabulary words and definitions, and writing/discussion questions for each chapter of Lois Lowry's The Giver.
In this file, you'll have access to a Giver pre-reading activity, worksheets for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 16. I've also included a "Descriptive Snapshot Essay Project" for after Chapter 11 (with rubric, brainstorming graphic organizer, and model essay). There's also an activit
This Packet is now 111 pages! It's got everything you need for teaching Lois Lowry's The Giver.
YOU WILL GET:
**Creating a Perfect World Group Project—Updated Version
**Literary Terms Student Worksheet
In The Giver, Lois Lowry depicts a "utopian" society that is governed very differently from the one in which we live. This pre-reading activity is designed to help students gain a better understanding of our government before they learn about the government in Jonas's community. In addition, this ac
Generate rich and purposeful classroom discussions using an expository paired text with "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
Pairing texts with novels is necessary to ensure that students are reading at a deeper level and making connections across texts. Newsela offers a great set of expository articles to c
This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum, but it could work for 7-10 grades depending on your state’s standards.
Background about me:
I have been teaching 7/8 grade English for 10 years. I have worked with standard, inclusion, and advanced classes.
Two years ago I won tea
The Giver by Lois Lowry – Complete Novel Study with Questions, Vocab, and Activities
This 86 Page Giver Novel Study Package provides students with everything they need to complete a comprehensive novel study on The Giver by Lois Lowry. Very little teacher prep is
A detailed, differentiated lesson bundle of Lois Lowry’s The Giver! Includes over 60 pages of rigorous, engaging lessons, activities, and handouts!
Enough material to teach TWO separate 8 week novel studies through the use of flexible grouping!
All lessons are CCSS aligned. Activities are differ
This versatile unit can be used in the middle school language arts classroom for guided reading, literature circles, or whole-class type of setting. The Giver is broken down into seven sections. Each section includes:
-Text Introduction: A teacher guide for what to say when introducing the next s
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No-Prep novel study for "The Giver", a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with this award winning novel
This Novel-Ties study guide accompanies The Giver, a book about a boy who wonders why he was chosen to receive training from the Giver in a world where there is no war, fear or pain.This Novel-Ties guide is a teacher /student literature unit organized in chapter-by-chapter format. Th
All Easy Lit Units by Cori Beckett have been both teacher and student tested across a variety of classrooms and within a diverse population of learners. Unlike many lesson guides and teacher units which have been written be individuals who have never been in a classroom or haven’t been in a classroo
This is a bundle of all my prezis in link form (so they can be edited) and the handouts that go along with my prezis!
The prezis in this product are:
Animal Farm Pre Reading*
Anthem Pre Reading *
Catching Fire Pre Reading*
Charlotte's Web Pre reading
This is a HUGE 42 page novel unit to use with Lois Lowry's The Giver. The novel unit is classroom tested so the kinks have already been worked out. This is ready for you to use in your classroom tomorrow.
The unit has a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, journal entries, vocabulary activi
This is a combined literature, grammar, and interactive notebook foldable unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading foldables, and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities.
Common Core Connections
This is a unit designed for Middle School special education students with Language-Based disabilities. It includes a pre-reading activity, discussion questions with answer key, vocabulary graphic organizer, journal and essay assignments,and a final project and test with answer key. Although it is d
This novel Study is 81 pages in length and packed with printable assignments including: comprehension questions, visual interpretations, vocabulary and crosswords, character webs, motif, and more. Below is a comprehensive list of all assignments and handouts included in the novel study:
I've been reading Lowis Lowry's novel with my middle grade students for more than a decade and continue to build on this package annually. There is not a single piece of "filler" material contained inside. The unit includes pre-reading activities, chapter questions, assignments, reading assessment
This is a combined literature, grammar, and interactive notebook foldable unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! The interactive notebook foldables to further actively engage your students while reading The Giver.
About the Author
This product includes resources that will guide students through pre-reading activities and chapter 1 of the novel "Son" by Lois Lowry. This product is designed to be part of a complete interactive journal that students can complete while reading "Son."
The Giver - Novel Study Resource Bundle
All the resources you need to teach an engaging unit using Lois Lowry's The Giver. Chapter summaries, pre-reading activities, discussion / writing questions, vocabulary study, literary analysis, engaging writing tasks, various summative task
Use this literature guide to enhance a novel unit on "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Included in this literature guide is:
-Comprehension questions for each chapter
-Vocabulary practice and activities
-Vocabulary quizzes for each of eight sections
This literature packet includes quizzes on guided reading sections, vocabulary, pre-reading activity, discussion, plus more.
I have included an overview page with full description of how these different lessons can be used to enhance the students' experience in reading this book.
My students do this project as a pre-reading activity for Lois Lowry's The Giver. It introduces students to some important themes in the novel, including the impossibility of perfection and the messiness of democracy. Students can create PowerPoints or Prezis to showcase their ideas. I use Google Cl
Anticipation activities are an important part of any novel study, and this is one of my tried-and-true favorites. This four-wall/four-corner interactive activity for The Giver gets students up, moving, and thinking critically about thematic ideas from Lois Lowry's well-known novel through d
These bookmarks are awesome! I use them one of two ways every time we start a new book! 1) copy a "ready-to-print" version for each student to use as a reference while reading the novel and to discuss as a pre-reading activity or 2) copy a blank template for each student and have them fill out the b
The Giver by Lois Lowry teaching guide - 152 pages high-level questions, activities, Common Core Aligned
This 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
GIVER UNIT PLAN: This unit plan for The Giver by Lois Lowry has everything you will need to teach Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel. With over 340 pages/slides of eye-catching powerpoints, printable assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you nee
A brief, classroom pre-reading activity to get students thinking about issues they will encounter while reading Lois Lowry's The Giver. This Anticipation Guide includes a column to kick off post-reading discussion as well. Use it as an individual activity or as a group activity to get students dis
GIVER – A Common Core-Aligned novel unit sure to engage your students in meaningful thinking, writing, and discussion when reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver.
Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and make inferences.
This Novel Study Contains:
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Cultural Clashes can be used as a stand-alone, short-term research project or as an extension of today’s modern dystopian theme present in - Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games, S
This digital, paperless unit plan for The Giver by Lois Lowry has everything you will need to teach Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel in a 1:1 classroom. With over 340 slides of eye-catching Google Slides, digital assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have eve
This 30+ page file includes pre-reading questions, an anticipation guide, a utopia activity, a venn diagram, discussion cards, vocabulary words and quiz, chapter questions, a study guide, literary elements worksheet, and a final test.
GIVER INTRODUCTION PRESENTATION: Introduce The Giver by Lois Lowry with this interactive Powerpoint presentation (18 slides). The presentation includes fun pre-reading discussion, an interactive class activity, an author biography, a fun review quiz, and background information on the novel.
Technology: Friend or Foe?
In today's modern world, technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. What sort of impact will this have on humanity? Workers? Families and communities?
During this research project, students will explore both the negative and positive impact of technology in s
This bundle contains pre-reading activities/questions to get students thinking about key issues in the novel. Quizzes that cover all chapters, a final test, and various worksheets and activities are included as well.
For a detailed description of what's inside, look at the preview!
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