THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide

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Our Giver Unit Teaching Package has 232+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.

NOVEL: The Giver by Lois Lowry
LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary)
TOTAL: 232 slides/pages in lesson plan unit
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included

»»» MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS «««

LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:

* Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the 6-week unit.
* Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom.

··· Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity
- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel
- 11-page activity & PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint
- Introduces students to the concept of utopias and dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, and film
- 23-slide PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

··· Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity
- Students put their knowledge of utopias into practice by creating their own theoretical utopia.
- They create a persuasive travel brochure for their utopia that explains the vision and functionality.
- They present it to the class and get asked questions.
- 2 pages
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 1-page organizer (answer key included)
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- analyze the 6 types of conflict
- 2-page organizer (answer key included)
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Characters Organizer
- analyze the main characters
- 5-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

··· Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity and PowerPoint
- Students learn the difference between these difficult verbals
- 3-page bundle practicing the verbals
- 25-slide practicing the verbals
- 1-page quiz assessing their learning
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1a

··· Phrases and Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
- Students learn and practice these different types of clauses
- 27-page/slide resource
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1a

··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 60 vocabulary words from the novel
- one 60-question quiz and two 30-question quizzes
- 6-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· Ceremony of 12 Activity
- Simulate your very own Ceremony of 12!
- Students are assigned different real life jobs from the top 200 jobs list and write about their thoughts of being assigned a job.
- Students learn the various real life jobs available
- 12pg bundle & 52-slide PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Jobs List Organizer
- Students catalogue and analyze the various jobs from the community and their societal worth
- 3-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- Highly engaging writing and discussion questions
- 17 Writing Prompts Slides
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· iPod Audio Tracts Tracker
- Adds some ease to figuring out which iPod audiobook tract matches with which pages from the book
- 1 page/image

··· GIVER Pop Quizzes (4 printable assessments, 4 PowerPoints)
- a 5-question pop quiz per section (answer keys included)
- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Persuasive Essay and Speech
- 3 essay options for students to choose from (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature)
- Includes essay grading rubrics
- Includes quote tracking pages
- 10-page bundle
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated
- 5 creative final projects for students to choose from
- 1-page printable
- grading rubric provided
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion PowerPoint
- Students draw a picture of something painful and anonymously turn them in to be hung on the wall.
- Large class discussion about the various pains of life and how to fix them.
- 5-slide, 3-question PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Newbery Award Speech & Response
- Students read or listen to Lois Lowry’s Newbery speech and think deeply about the meaning.
- 8-page speech and 1 page of response questions
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Jeopardy Trivia Competition
- Have some fun at the end while students recall what they’ve read!
- 26-slide PowerPoint Jeopardy Trivia
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison
- compare and contrast the movie and novel
- 2-page group comparison
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

Enjoy The Giver! And may your world always be in full color!

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GET THESE "FOR PRINT" GIVER RESOURCES:

> GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

> Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint
> Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity
> PreReading Bias Activity
> Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
> Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Characters Organizer
> Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity and PowerPoint
> Phrases and Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
> Ceremony of 12 Activity
> Jobs List Organizer
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> iPod Audio Tracts Tracker
> Pop Quizzes (4 Printable Assessments)
> Persuasive Essay and Speech
> Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated
> Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion PowerPoint
> Newbery Award Speech & Response
> Jeopardy Trivia Competition
> Movie vs. Novel Comparison

GET THESE CREATED FOR DIGITAL GIVER RESOURCES (1:1 Google Classrooms):

> GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

> Introduction to Utopias
> Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity
> PreReading Bias Activity
> Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
> Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Characters Organizer
> Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity
> Phrases and Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
> Ceremony of 12 Activity
> Jobs List Organizer
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts
> Pop Quizzes (4 Assessments)
> Persuasive Essay and Speech
> Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated
> Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion
> Newbery Award Speech & Response
> Jeopardy Trivia Competition
> Movie vs. Novel Comparison

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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
THE GIVER Unit Novel Study (by Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
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