GIVER ACTIVITIES: Bring The Giver by Lois Lowry to life with these FUN and CREATIVE class activities that your students will love!
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8 Ready-to-use, interactive activities to bring your Giver unit to life! Students will absolutely LOVE these activities! Below are the activities in the resource bundle:
CEREMONY OF 12
: Students will love this classroom simulation of the Ceremony of Twelve! During the ceremony, students are assigned a role and must either journal about it or apply for a new role if they are not happy with their assignment.
SEEING BEYOND ACTIVITY
: Students will be exposed to optical illusions which allow them to empathize with Jonas’ ability to see beyond.
DREAM SHARING ACTIVITY
: Students learn the interpretations of their own dreams and discuss the purpose of this ritual in the novel
MEMORY TRANSMISSION ACTIVITY
: Students receive new memories from the Giver and discuss their impact and importance. They also work together to share an important historical memory.
HOUSE OF OLD ACTIVITY
: Students discover how the elderly are treated in different cultures and work together to create an outline of how they are treated in Jonas’ society.
TELLING OF FEELINGS ACTIVITY
: Students gather together with their classroom family to share an emotion of the day.
A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN
: Students will watch a video and read an article to learn what it would be like to feel no pain. They will also discuss a world without emotional pain.
ONE CHILD POLICY
: Students will read an article on the one-child policy in China to empathize with Jonas’ community. They will also share their feelings on this practice.
POST-READING CREATIVE ASSIGNMENTS
• Writing The Giver’s Speech To The Community
• Creating a Soundtrack for the Novel
• Responding To Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech
• Writing Jonas’ Journal
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