The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
The Giver Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests
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Product Description
This 132 page book study for The Giver, by Lois Lowry, contains comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more!

You will find this literature guide to be teacher and student friendly. It contains a wide variety of question types, along with open-ended graphic organizers and unique activities, all carefully crafted for this particular story.

Focus standards include figurative language, character analysis, theme, plot, opinion writing, and more.

This complete book unit requires very little preparation on your part. Included is a unit map that lays everything out for you. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study!


♥BONUS digital version included, which works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching color versions of all resources.

♥Use the paper OR the digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

♥Be sure to view the preview to get a clear idea of what the Google Version entails.


1) Chapter Packet
•Each section covers 2-3 chapters and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→1 set of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 short answer questions.
→Vocabulary: Practice with 4 new words for each section of reading.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 19 Reading Response Activities
•Questions and Answers
•The Giver: Themes
•Devil's Advocate: Theme
•Main Events
•The Giver: Cause and Effect
•Meg's Problems
•Character Traits
•The Giver: Character Notes
•Jonas: Character Changes
•The Giver: Setting Notes
•The Giver: Symbolism
•Jonas vs. the Community
•Dear Diary...
•My Book Cover
•A Different Point of View
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk
•Compare and Contrast
•Brochure: The Community
•My Book Review: The Giver
•Word Predictions
•Journal: Freewriting

3) Culminating Project Choices
•9 project choices for students to complete after they finish the novel
•Includes grading sheet

4) Complete Vocabulary List
•Organized by chapter and page number
•Comes with and without definitions
•Four words chosen for every 2 chapters

5) Vocabulary Review Packet
•Includes practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues

6) Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
•Full color with illustration
•Each card has illustration, part of speech, and definition
•Use for display, direct instruction, and vocabulary practice

7) Vocabulary Flash cards
•Contains words on the front and definitions on the back
•B/W printables

8) Student Bookmarks
•Use as references for plot, characters, and setting
•Attractive, full-color art

9) Student Packet Covers
•One each for chapter packet, vocabulary packet, and activity packet, and assessment packet

10) Easy planning
•Unit map tells you when to use what
•Table of Contents
•Teacher instructions

11) Assessments
•Test on comprehension and vocabulary
•Variety of question types
•Assessment #1: Chapters 1-12
•Assessment #2: Chapters 13-23

12) Answer keys

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The Giver Novel Study FREE Sample

→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.

NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will find within this product a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money! However, if you are interested in only individual components from the complete novel study, click on the links below. (Please note that the following products do not contain Google versions. Only the complete novel study contains the Google version.)

The Giver: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Giver: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Giver: Reading Response Activities and Projects

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