Giver Literature Guide: Comprehension and Analysis Bundle for The Giver

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Giver, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Giver Teaching Guide, The Giver Lesson Plans, The Giver Unit

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)

ISBN 978-1-938913-99-0
Item No. LG13990

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Annotated Standards and Question Stems for Grades 6-8
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Reading: Literature
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Informational Texts
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards – Writing
Grade 6 Speaking & Listening Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Language
Grade 7 Reading: Literature Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Informational Texts CCSS Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Writing Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Speaking & Listening Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Language Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 8 Reading: Literature Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading: Informational Texts Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Writing Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Speaking and Listening Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Language Annotated Standards and Question Stems

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Giver Literature Guide: Comprehension and Analysis Bundle