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THE GIVER Unit Plan Novel Study - Literature Guide (Digital Distance Learning)

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6th - 12th
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Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

To make your digital experience smooth, we include instructions (w/ screenshots!) of how to download and organize your resources in Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. We've added Google Forms versions of each activity that auto-corrects their responses using a suggested answer key (which you can adjust afterward or modify your answer key) and compiles grades into a spreadsheet with learners' names and class periods to make things easier for you to grade all in one place (some types of question aren't able to auto-grade, though, because of the short-answer format). Our activities easily integrate w/ Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Canvas, Schoology, Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle, Brightspace, Sakai, Showbie, Remind, & more.

TEXT: THE GIVER by Lois Lowry

LEVEL: 6th - 12th

TOTAL: 268 slides/pages in lesson plan unit

→ 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].

Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included


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→ Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

→ Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

→ Meets Common Core Standards

→ Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

- 11-slide activity

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Introduction to Utopias (print : digital)

- Introduces students to the concept of utopias and dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, and film

- 23 Google slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity (print : digital)

- 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 slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

- organize the 6 parts of the plot

- 1-slide analyzer (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

- analyze the 6 types of conflict

- 2-slide analyzer (answer key included)

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

- analyze the main characters

- 5-slide analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity (print : digital)

- Students learn the difference between these difficult verbals

- 3-slide bundle practicing the verbals

- 25-slide practicing the verbals

- 1-slide quiz assessing their learning

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1a

Phrases and Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb) (print : digital)

- Students learn and practice these different types of clauses

- 27-Google slide resource

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1a

Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

- 60 vocabulary words from the novel

- one 60-question quiz and two 30-question quizzes

- 6-slide Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

- We've added a Google Forms quiz version that auto-grades for you and compiles grades into a spreadsheet with learners' names and class periods.

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

Ceremony of 12 Activity (print : digital)

- 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

- 64-slide bundle

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

Jobs List Analyzer (print : digital)

- Students catalogue and analyze the various jobs from the community and their societal worth

- 3-slide analyzer

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts (print : digital)

- Highly engaging writing and discussion questions

- 17 Writing Prompt Slides

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

GIVER 4 Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

- 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.

- We've added a Google Forms quiz version that compiles all responses into a spreadsheet with learners' names and class periods for easy grading.

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Persuasive Essay and Speech (print : digital)

- 3 essay options for students to choose from

- Includes essay grading rubrics

- Includes quote tracking pages

- 10-slide bundle

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated (print : digital)

- 5 creative final projects for students to choose from

- grading rubric provided

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion (print : digital)

- 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 Google slides, 3-questions

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Newbery Award Speech & Response (print : digital)

- Students read or listen to Lois Lowry’s Newbery speech and think deeply about the meaning.

- 8-slide speech and 1 slide of response questions

- Audio tracks of speech read by Created for Learning

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Jeopardy Trivia Competition (print : digital)

- Have some fun at the end while students recall what they’ve read!

- 26-slide Jeopardy Trivia

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

Movie vs. Novel Comparison (print : digital)

- compare and contrast the movie and novel

- 2-slide group comparison

- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

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



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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