One of my all-time favorite novels to teach because it lends itself to critical thinking and many thoughtful and meaningful class discussions. My students have always enjoyed reading The Giver as much as I enjoy teaching it!Everything you need to facilitate close reading and critical analysis of The Giver by Lois Lowry is included in this print-and-go resource!
These plans also include several opportunities for writing, all of which prepare the students for meaningful class discussions about the themes of diversity, individuality versus sameness, freedom of choice, wisdom, the importance of memory, the possibility of creating a utopian society, and the advantages and disadvantages of sacrificing personal freedom and individuality to gain a more peaceful society.
Critical thinking questions and analysis compel students to extrapolate relevant and appropriate inferences from the story. Structured for quick and easy integration of read-louds, shared reading, independent reading, guided reading, interactive writing, shared writing, and independent writing, making this an ideal unit for the integration of Balanced Literacy, inclusive classrooms, Academic Intervention Services, or tutoring.
This 140-page product includes:
*Calendar that outlines 20 days of lesson plans
*A 38-page Student Packet
*18 graphic organizers to facilitate critical thinking
*Author’s Craft notes and prompts, including the effective use of word choice, setting, characterization, symbolism, voice, conflict, and plot
*Critical thinking questions about the text, prompting close reading and readiness for group discussions
*5 Vocabulary Quizzes with Answer Keys
*Friendly Letter Writing Activity with Grading Rubric
*An answer key for the Student Packet
*A Project Sheet with 6 project choices (Travel Brochures; YouTube Video; Scrapbook; Journal; Photo Album; Memory Interview)
*A parent permission slip for the YouTube video project
*6 Instruction Sheets (one for each project) with 16 photographs of student exemplars
*2 Guided Worksheets for conducting 'Memory Interviews'
*Challenging vocabulary is defined
*Student choice (i.e.: Answer three of the following five questions)
*A variety of activities to engage all learning styles
*Group work projects
*Scaffolded directions for each project
*Integration of art
*Integration of technology
*Grading rubric can be used as a student checklist
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