Included in this ten-page product are SPAWN writing prompts for before, during, and after reading Lois Lowry's The Giver. SPAWN is an acronym (Special Powers, Problem Solving, Alternative Viewpoints, What If?, Next) that encourages higher-order, critical thinking of literary themes and concepts. Product includes CCSS alignment to assist teachers in planning. Product also includes standards-aligned rubrics to assist in grading. This product is most appropriate for Grades 6-8 English Language Arts (ELA) courses, when The Giver is often included in curriculum reading. Product is offered in edit-able Rich Text Format, which is fully compatible with Microsoft Word and all other word processing programs.