The Giver is a comprehensive novel that can be used as a read aloud or used with assigned chapters. This unit is aligned with Common Core
Standards for 6th grade ELA, but could easily be used for grades 4-9.
This unit includes:
•Comprehension questions, Journal prompts and vocabulary words for each chapter.
•Vocabulary exercises to assess understanding
•Introduction and continued practice of Figurative Language
•Question generating for students
•K.W.L charts to increase critical thinking
•author's purpose exercises
•Venn diagrams to compare and contrast
•cause and effect
•inference and predictions
•parts of speech practice and reinforcement
•synonym and antonym practice
•citing evidence from the text and supporting claims
My students thoroughly enjoyed this Unit and novel, I hope your class does as well.
**** I have recently updated this to include a zipped PDF and editable Microsoft Word version. There are graphic organizers in the PDF that are not in the Microsoft Word, so be sure to look through both and find any resources you may need. Also, I have found that sometimes the Word version becomes jumbled, so I included an updated PDF version too. Just be sure to look through it all and it should have all of your bases covered.****