FREE The Giver Non-Fiction Reading Activity

FREE The Giver Non-Fiction Reading Activity
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Common Core State Standards
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Need to add non-fiction into a unit on The Giver? Want to pull in cross-curricular non-fiction to show utopias (or are they dystopias?) in our modern world?

Use this FREE 2-day lesson connecting literature and modern articles to assess CCSS RI.1 and RI.2 in your ELA classroom. Themed around the question “Are Utopias Really Possible?”, the articles and corresponding questions ask students to think critically about human attempts at social perfection and what causes a utopia to fail. Ask students to read all three articles OR assign students to articles (jigsaw-style) to differentiate your instruction.

This 6-page lesson includes:
• Brief Teacher's Guide
• Clearly marked standards, context, and directions
• Hyperlinks to 5 current, credible articles on past and present utopian communities in America
• Summary prompt AND 1 text-dependent question PER article
• 6 short answer questions that ask students to identify patterns across the failed utopias, synthesize, and make connections to the novel
• Answer key
• Optional follow-up research assignment

NOTE: The EDITABLE version of this activity can be found in my full The Giver Novel Unit.

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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