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The Giver Novel Unit with distance learning option

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
100 pages
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a low prep novel unit that provides many interesting layers for student discussion. It is a dystopian novel that tackles themes like independence, free choice, and individuality.

There are many reading activity pages from which to choose in this resource.

Product Includes:

CCSS 7th grade

Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities


Reading Comprehension Questions

Character Chart

Community Ages Graphic Organizer

Community Jobs Graphic Organizer

The Elders Venn Diagram (compare/contrast our government leadership to the book)

Rituals and Rules Graphic Organizer

Proper Nouns

Career Aptitude Survey (optional)

Identify Symbols and Supporting Quotes

Descriptive Writing in the Style of the Author

Sameness Persuasive Writing

Story Timeline

Story Map


Dystopian Novel Traits

Book v. Movie Comparison (optional)

**Teacher notes, sample, or answer keys provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**

**Page count includes Google Drive slides**

Product is a zipped folder with 2 secured PDF files and is not editable. The first PDF contains teacher directions, student activity pages, the Google Slides link, and all answer keys and samples. The second PDF is the student pages only, so it is easier to print a student packet of materials.

To view more of my literature units for upper elementary students CLICK HERE.

Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, Dystopian, science fiction

Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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