This fully animated, picture packed, 34 slide powerpoint, is the perfect companion guide as you read the Lois Lowry novel, The Giver. Created by Beverly Brown, it includes a link for a video interview with Lois Lowry. It also includes questions, a writing activity, vocabulary words, definitions, and pictures for each section of the novel. Skills taught include: Theme, Connotation, Word Choice, Characterization, Irony, Foreshadowing, and Author's Purpose. It focuses on the values, benchmarks, and occupations in The Giver society as compared to the United States. With 34 slides, utilizing clever animation and incredible pictures, it is well worth the price and guaranteed to increase your students' skills, lead to a better understanding of the novel, and hold everyone's attention.