My students love literature circles, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry is a perfect book for using them! I use literature circles to guide students as they analyze character, plot, theme, and literary elements while they read.
The literature circle resources I have created are specific to "The Giver", and extend beyond the book itself to include possibilities for students analyzing their own writing as part of a final project.
I use the multiple parts of this resource to structure my entire unit on "The Giver". There are opportunities for extension as well as scaffolding options for students so that your lessons can be differentiated to meet your students' needs.
In this resource you will find:
- Two versions of literature circle role sheets for Literary Luminary, Character Captain, and Theme Tracker, and one version of role sheets for Plot Professor that are specific to "The Giver".
- Extension activities in the form of Word Wizard role sheets (some words pre-filled!)
- Role-specific discussion questions for chapters 6-9, 10-15, and 16-19, as well as a structured discussion format.
- A skeleton PowerPoint to guide you through modeling the roles (with examples!) and the Meeting Day discussion format.
- A final project that uses the literature circle role sheets to facilitate students analyzing their own narrative writing (includes a brainstorm, writing space, project-specific role sheets, judging sheets for peer review, and a rubric for grading).
- Accommodated resources for specific roles and the final project.
- Literature circle and The Giver-inspired clip art, designed and created by me!
Most of these resources are in both .docx and PDF form. They are easy to print and editable to fit your needs!
If you are looking for other resources related to "The Giver", make sure to check out my The Giver Individual Chapter Quizzes 1-23
and The Giver Clipart
If you just want Literature Circles Clipart
, I have that too!