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THE GIVER Essay Writing Prompts and Speech w Grading Rubrics (Persuasive)

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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Description

Giver Essay Topics will get learners engaging with meaningful topics the novel raises:

→ Theme - Getting rid of pain

→ Character - Carrying the memories

→ Setting - Personal Rights

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION

Learners will choose from a few deep topics to either write an essay or turn their essay outline into a speech on the topic. During the speeches, learners will need to understand and chart the speakers’ thesis statements. And for you . . . no-hassle grading rubrics are included to make your teaching life easier and save you time.

They can then choose to write an essay or deliver a speech on their ideas. The grading rubrics are included for easy, effective grading and feedback.

TEXT: THE GIVER by Lois Lowry

LEVEL: 6th - 12th

COMMON CORE:

→ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,2,3

→ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1,9

→ CCSS.ELA-SpeakingListening.SL4,6

→ Based off the 1993 copyright, 2002 reprint edition published by Dell Laurel-Leaf and includes pages from The Giver movie tie-in printed edition [ISBN: 978-0544340688].

Grading Rubrics included

Enjoy, and may your world always be in full color!

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WHAT OTHER TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS ESSAY RESOURCE

♥ I LOVED using this. I loved how there were multiple options of responses for my students to choose from and how all of them really required them to think about their responses and all we have learned in ELA. The rubrics were also perfect for assessing their responses and I used them for all my Literary Analysis assessments. Thanks!

♥ This is an excellent lesson because it allows the student to choose the topic they will analyze (character, setting or theme) and also a choice between essay or speech.  Only 3/34 chose to do the speech, and they surprised me with their very thorough analysis. I did find, however, that the students need a lot of pre-writing (small group discussion) of the topics in order to come up with an outline.  It was absolutely one of the best writing process essays we did.

♥ The students loved the fact that they had a choice of an essay topic. The essential questions that were asked made my students think beyond basic character analysis. The essay rubric and scoring was a time saver as well. 

♥ This was a great assignment. The organization of the assignment made it easy for my students to prepare and write quality essays. I like this response to literature as well as the checklists for students to make sure they've included mechanics. The rubric was thorough and made it easy to be consistent in grading.

♥ Loved these prompts! There was something for everyone! I was able to use this as a final exam prompt for my class and the responses I got were fantastic!

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Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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