The Giver Novel Study Unit - PRINT and DIGITAL

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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192 pages
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Description

Are you looking for a way to make Lois Lowry’s The Giver accessible and relevant for your students? In this unit, students will attend a Ceremony of 12, engage in multiple student-led discussions, build their vocabulary, write a literary analysis essay, and create the next chapter of the book! Take a look below to see all the resources that will help make your novel study engaging and memorable.

INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:

Please note that all activities and projects come with Instructions for Use. 

  • Scope and Sequence Chart
    • A day-by-day guide to what to teach on which days
  • Vocabulary List
    • A comprehensive The Giver vocabulary list with definitions, broken into sections to make them easy to review throughout your novel study unit.
  • Discussion Questions
    • A handy list of about 2-3 discussion questions for every chapter of the novel
  • Anticipation Cooperation Activity
    • An anticipatory activity to help students think about important ideas in the novel
  • Anticipation Deliberation Activity
    • A before and after reading activity to help students reflect on how the novel has influenced their opinions
  • You-Topia Group Project
    • A project in which students design their own utopias. Includes rubric.
  • Ceremony of 12 Activity
    • Complete with assignment cards and classroom decorations, this activity will help you host your own ceremony of 12! It includes a reflection piece for students to write about their feelings about their career assignments.
  • Sharing of Dreams Activity
    • A small group discussion activity in which students keep dream journals before sharing their dreams with each other and taking a shot at interpreting them
  • Telling of Feelings Activity
    • A small group discussion activity in which students take their vocabulary to the next level, choosing precise words to describe their emotions
  • Real Talk Discussion 
    • A fun small group discussion in which students write their own talking points and use a discussion board to organize their own talk.
  • “You May Lie” Vocabulary Game
    • A fun way to practice vocabulary, using the story’s topic of lying as part of its rules
  • Imagery Graphic Organizer
    • A resource to help students explore imagery in the novel
  • Reading Quizzes
    • 4 multiple choice quizzes to use throughout the unit. Quizzes assess story details and vocabulary. Answer key included.
  • Real Talk Discussion 
  • Response to Literature
    • A literary analysis resource that includes a graphic organizer, sample essay, and rubric
  • Chapter Titles Activity
    • A fun group activity in which students create chapter titles for the novel
  • The Giver: The Next Chapter Project
    • After a mini lesson using the Eight Types of Endings Handout (included), students will write their own final chapters to the novel. Rubric included.

  • Digital version: Remote learners? No problem! Students can tackle this learning and do these activities from home with this digital version.

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Total Pages
192 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 months
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

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