A three-fold brochure that allows students to explore the symbolism behind the apple in The Giver.
Lesson Background: I ask the students to list stories that they know have apples in them. They usually come up with stories like Adam & Eve, Snow White, etc. They also mentioned that apples are related to teaching/knowledge (giving a teacher an apple). The students break into groups, choose a story to analyze, and use the brochure to write down a summary of the story, what the apple symbolizes in the story, and how the apple/story relates to events in The Giver.