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.
: The Giver by Lois Lowry
: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary)
: 232 slides/pages in lesson plan unit
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included
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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
··· Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint
- Introduces students to the concept of utopias and dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, and film
- 23-slide PowerPoint
··· 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
··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 1-page organizer (answer key included)
··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- analyze the 6 types of conflict
- 2-page organizer (answer key included)
··· Characters Organizer
- analyze the main characters
- 5-page organizer
··· 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
··· Phrases and Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
- Students learn and practice these different types of clauses
- 27-page/slide resource
··· 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
··· 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
··· Jobs List Organizer
- Students catalogue and analyze the various jobs from the community and their societal worth
- 3-page organizer
··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- Highly engaging writing and discussion questions
- 17 Writing Prompts Slides
··· 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.
··· Persuasive Essay and Speech
- 3 essay options for students to choose from
- Includes essay grading rubrics
- Includes quote tracking pages
- 10-page bundle
··· Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated
- 5 creative final projects for students to choose from
- 1-page printable
- grading rubric provided
··· 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
··· 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
··· Jeopardy Trivia Competition
- Have some fun at the end while students recall what they’ve read!
- 26-slide PowerPoint Jeopardy Trivia
··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison
- compare and contrast the movie and novel
- 2-page group comparison
Enjoy The Giver! And may your world always be in full color!
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