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The Giver Discussion & Activity Guide

Grade Levels
5th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Zip
89+ pages 83 slides
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The Giver Novel Study Discussion & Activity Guide

The Giver by Lois Lowry is a Newbery Medal winner and a great read-aloud/read-along book for intermediate and middle school students. The novel study for The Giver includes a Discussion and Activity Guide, accompanying PowerPoint Presentation, a Literary Log for students, and bookmarks. The Discussion and Activity Guide is comprised of questions and prompts for each chapter and offers teaching suggestions, vocabulary, and prompts for students with suggestions for a variety of ways in which students might respond to these prompts: Teacher-Led Discussion, Pair-Share, Write-Pair-Share-Class-Share, and Individual Student Response. Prompts are designed to increase the relevancy of the novel and facilitate critical thinking. Many of the prompts could be used for longer writing pieces or mini-projects.

Students like to talk and this guide engages and encourages discussion. It can be used with the whole class, small groups, individual students, or for teachers who are reading The Giver aloud to students. An accompanying PowerPoint Presentation facilitates student activities and can be utilized by teachers or students. The Literary Log for students includes all the prompts and activities in both the Discussion and Activity Guide and PowerPoint Presentation. Graphics on both the PowerPoint slides and the Literary Log serve as visual clues; works especially well with students whose first language is not English. The Literary Log for The Giver can be used by a whole class as well as small groups of students or individual students reading The Giver independently. Reproducible bookmarks can be used to discuss bookmark quotes, form groups, or simply keep students’ place in the novel.

Discussion & Activity Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry

Zip File Includes (1) PDF File and (1) PowerPoint 2010 File

• Guidelines for Using the Read-Aloud Teacher Guide, PowerPoint, and Student Literary Log

• 40 page Read-Aloud Teacher Guide that includes vocabulary, teacher suggestions, and prompts and teacher PowerPoint guide.

• 47 page reproducible Student Literary Log for prompts included in the Read-Aloud Teacher Guide and PowerPoint Presentation

• 8 Reproducible student bookmarks

• 83 Slide PowerPoint Presentation

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