The Giver Novel Study Guide is a 110-page eight-component resource for teaching Lois Lowry's thought-provoking 1994 Newbery Medal Winner.
Teaching Guide components:
(1)The detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES, written in bulleted format for easy reference, provide a quick method for becoming familiar with the material when time is limited and for refreshing memory when using the title from year to year.
(2)PREREADING ACTIVITIES, based of the real/artificial world conflict in The Giver, include a graphic organizer, motivating discussion and research topics, and a bulletin board idea.
(3) The VOCABULARY section is filled with word lists taken directly from The Giver with page numbers, definitions, dictionary and usage worksheets.
Short Answer Questions
(4)The chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS can be put to use in a variety of ways including literature circles or homework reading guides. The questions require detailed, factual responses.
(5)The series of OBJECTIVE TESTS, which cover the book as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test, do not require story interpretation but rather check for basic story comprehension. Students will find it necessary to read The Giver carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these quizzes.
(6)The activities in THINK, WRITE, CREATE, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, require students to jump from the basic facts and events of The Giver to the HIGHER LEVEL THINKING SKILLS of Bloom's Taxonomy. These open-ended, CCSS aligned activities cover a broad range of difficult from the most basic to challenges for gifted students.
Graphic Organizers for Writing
(7)The GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS are unique in that they are based on specific Giver events or characters rather than a cookie-cutter design. Each one offers opportunities for practicing and improving writing skills.
(8)Full ANSWER KEYS are included for questions requiring a specific response.
The Giver Novel Study Guide materials are not formally CCSS aligned, but each component is applicable to various CCSS skills.
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The Giver Novel Study Guide components can be purchased separately:
The Giver Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests
Giver Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests
The Giver Thinking Activities and Graphic Organizers
Giver Thinking Skills and Graphic Organizers
The Giver Prereading, Vocabulary, Short Answer Questions
Giver Prereading, Vocabulary, Short Answer Questions
The Giver Whole Book Test
Giver Whole Book Test
The Giver Vocabulary Study
Giver Vocabulary Sudy
The Giver Short Answer Questions
Giver Short Answer Questions
The Giver Task Cards--Inference Skills
These task cards are a companion product to the Teaching Guide.
The Giver Task Cards Inference Skills Chapters 1-5
Giver Task Cards--Inference Skills Chapters 1-5
The Giver Task Cards Inference Skills Chapter 6-10
Giver Task Cards Inference Skills Chapters 6-10
The Giver Task Cards Inference Skills Chapters 11-15
Giver Task Cards--Inference Skills Chapters 11-15
The Giver Task Cards Inference Skills Chapters 16-23
Giver Task Cards--Inference Skills Chapte 16-Chapter 23