A complete set of supplemental texts to support the novel study of “the Giver” by Lois Lowry!
Planning on reading "The Giver" with your class? These texts are a great way to add meaningful and thoughtful discussion to your class by exploring topics and themes present in the novel through close reading or text study.
Texts can be read throughout the novel reading to allow students to access:
o Content topic: Choice, conformity, knowledge, memory, freedom
There is no light without darkness
“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”– Lois Lowry, The Giver
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”–Bob Dylan
o Essential Questions: What is gained in sameness? What is lost? What is gained in difference? What is lost
- 4 non-fiction articles from contemporary publications
- 2 poems
- 1 interview