Lois Lowry's book THE GIVER comes to life in this wonderful unit. The unit covers the CCSS standards of citing evidence, exploring themes, understanding plot and relationships, defining challenging vocabulary, and identifying the importance of various passages within the book. The unit is created in six different sections and is made in such as way as to promote higher-level conversational learning and formative assessment. This unit is made for a high 6th grade level, but can be easily adapted to any middle school level. Work at your own pace/ pick and choose what you want to use!NOTE: This unit is divided into 6 different sections (approximately 35-40 book reading pages per section). Each section has a summary, discussion questions/highlights, vocabulary/ vocabulary test, and student packet questions. It is recommended to pace the unit at one section per week. However, for higher level classes, two sections would be very doable.
*End of Unit test is included
Ways to use this unit:
*small group learning
*whole class instruction
*follow up for read alouds
*challenge activity for higher level learners
Common Core Standards in this Unit:
CCSS ELA-Literacy-RL6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS ELA-Literacy-RL6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of the text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Progress of Plot/ Relationships
CCSS ELA-Literacy-RL6.3: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.
Meanings of words
CCSS ELA-Literacy-RL6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on mean and tone.
CCSS ELA-Literacy-RL6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting or plot.