The Giver: Novel Study Unit Plan

The Giver: Novel Study Unit Plan
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This in-depth novel study, on Lois Lowry's The Giver, will give your students the opportunity to grow as readers and as maturing young men and women. Seven Habits of Serious Readers are emphasized throughout the 9 weeks: 1) Notice, 2) Reread, 3) Reflect, 4) Discuss, 5) Examine, 6) Wonder, and 7) Delight. The formation of these habits, which is woven into the fabric of this study, will deeply enrich their encounter with this powerful narrative. The study is divided into two parts: 1) First Reading (read aloud by the teacher) with an emphasis on the sheer delight of reading classic literature; and 2) Second Reading (read independently by the students) with an emphasis on reflection, discussion and deeper examination of the novel. After the First Reading, students will be formally assessed on their basic comprehension of the story. During the Second Reading, students will compile a guided set of notes based on their careful examination of each chapter. After the Second Reading, and using their completed packet of notes, students will summarize and synthesize the heart of this novel by responding to an essay prompt. In addition, students will demonstrate their mastery of 60 vocabulary words selected from the novel.

• Easy-Reference Unit Outline
• 27 Detailed Lesson Plans that include: Focus, Materials, Lesson Sequence, Optional Accommodations, and Assessments
• 5-page, Basic Comprehension Test, designed to accurately and validly assess students’ learning (w/ Answer Key)
• Vocabulary List and Vocabulary Test (w/ Answer Key) - 2 Parts, 60 words total
• Final Essay Prompt (w/ Grading Rubric)
• Student Bookmarks, featuring a list of the Seven Habits of Serious Readers
• 2 PowerPoint Presentations
• 13-page Guided Note-Taking Packet (w/ Teacher Reference Packet included)


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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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