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Title: The Giver by Lois Lowry Reading 7

The Giver by Lois Lowry Reading 7
Bell Work
  • What is a Utopia?
  • What is a Dystopia?
  • Pay careful attention to the underlined words on
    the following slide. On a piece of notebook
    paper, write down what you think each word means.
    Note what it is from the passage that makes you
    think this.

  • Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government,
    rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains,
    cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and
    widespread urban violence are some of the common
    themes in dystopian films which bravely examine
    the ominous shadow cast by the future.
  • Maybe, people speculated, if any society were
    completely reorganized, it could be regenerated
    and, ultimately, perfected. Utopia was sought in
    America through the creation of model communities
    within the greater society.

Lois Lowry speaks
  • About growing up
  • About the importance of education
  • about The Giver

Novel Journals
  • As you read the novel, you will be asked to
    record your thoughts.
  • You will set up a Novel Journal.
  • The front page should have your name, the title
    of the book you are reading, and your class
  • You will add to this journal each day, so bring
    it to class! Better yet, leave it in the room!
  • Label each page with the title from that days

Anticipation Guide
  • You will complete an anticipation guide over The
  • This will start you thinking about some of the
    big questions the novel addresses.
  • Likert scale
  • Explanation of opinion

Essential Questions
  • We will consider the following questions during
    our study of The Giver.
  • What are the characteristics of a community?
  • How do members of the community affect one
  • Is belonging to a community a good thing?
  • Should the government restrict personal freedoms
    for the good of the community?
  • Record these in the first page of your journal.

The Right Way
  • What is the Bill of Rights?
  • Bill passed with the Constitution granting
    certain personal freedoms
  • How does the Bill of Rights protect us?
  • Complete the matching activity in your teams.
  • Once you have completed the activity, discuss
    should the government restrict personal freedoms
    for the good of the community?

Pre-reading Chapters 1-2
  • As you listen to Chapters 1 and 2, write down at
    least 3 rules from the community in your novel
  • You will share these rules with your teammates
    the class once we are finished reading.

Journals Rules
Chapters 1-2
  • What rules did you notice? Discuss in rally
    partners in your team.
  • With your partner, write in your novel journal
    some rules that we have to follow in our
    community. Which one is your least favorite rule
    and why?
  • Individually, write down a rule that you have
    broken. Turn this in to me. Do not write your
    name on this paper!

Learning Activity Setting
Chapters 1-2
  • Setting is (write it in your journal!)
  • Cloze activity in teams
  • Haiku in your journal
  • select a key scene from the novel where the
    setting is described.
  • reread the passage and copy the important
    descriptive words.
  • choose 2-3 images that stand out.
  • arrange words in Haiku form 5-7-5

Learning Activity A letter home
Chapters 1-2
  • You just read chapters 1 and 2 that described
    Jonas family and their lives. Pretend you just
    went on a visit to Jonas house.
  • Write a letter to one of your family members
    describing the experience and the way Jonas and
    his family live.
  • Compare how your life is similar or different
    than Jonas life.

Bell Work
Pre-reading Chapters 3-4
  • In your journal, write a few sentences answering
    the following question. Support your opinion with
    inferences (at least 2) you have made from the
  • Is Jonass community a utopia or a dystopia?

Pre-reading Chapters 3-4
  • a word or phrase used in place of a term that
    might be considered too direct, harsh,
    unpleasant, or offensive
  • examples
  • pass away (die)
  • break wind (fart)
  • be sick (vomit)
  • pink slip (get fired)
  • other examples??

Learning Activity Language of Utopia
Pre-reading Chapters 3-4
  • People in Jonass community use a lot of special
    words. Youll have to use context to figure out
    their meaning.
  • Complete the first eight words by going back and
    looking at the context from the first two
  • As you read chapters 3 4, be on the lookout for
    more special words.

Journals Assignments
Chapters 3-4
  1. List at least three assignments that have been
    mentioned in the book so far.
  2. Which of the assignments, if you had to choose,
    would best fit your personality?
  3. What can you infer about this community based on
    these assignments?

Bell Work
Chapter 5-6
  • Your homework is due!
  • Get out the vocab in context assignment and a
    differently colored writing utensil.
  • We will grade it as a class.

Journals Choices
Chapter 5
  • What choices you can make in your daily life?
  • What choices can Jonas and the citizens in this
    community make?
  • How are your choices different then the choices
    Jonas can make?
  • What can we infer about the community based on
    what we know about the choices citizens can make?

Journals Ceremony
Chapter 6
  • Read the following passage
  • We dressed the baby in the white gown and went
    to church for the ceremony. Water was sprinkled
    on his head and prayers were said. A candle was
    lit. Afterward, we posed for pictures and ate
    cake. Our baby was baptized.
  • Based on the passage, what is a ceremony? What
    characteristics do all ceremonies share?

Journals Ceremony
Chapter 6
  • What types of ceremonies have you attended in
    your life? What stands out to you as important
    about each of the ceremonies?
  • Ceremony is defined as a formal event to
    celebrate or honor something a rite or ritual.
  • How close was your definition?

Bell Work Journals Assigned vs. Selected
Pre-reading Chapters 7-8
  • Read the following passage from the novel. Pay
    careful attention to the underlined words.
  • Jonas has not been assigned. Jonas has been
    selectedThe selection must be sound. It must be
    a unanimous choice of the Committee (48).
  • What does assigned mean?
  • What does selected mean?

Ceremony of 12
Chapters 7-8
  • Dear Student,
  • Today you will go through the Ceremony of Twelve
    and be assigned a job from the world of The
    Giver. You will be given the opportunity to write
    about your feelings after being given this
    Assignment. Finally, we will have a sharing of
    feelings as a class.
  • Thank you for your childhood!
  • MRS.

Learning Activity Assignment
Chapters 7-8
  • As you write your response to your Assignment,
    use the following questions to guide your
  • Introduce me to your Assignment. What job have
    you been assigned? What activities will you be
    expected to perform for this job?
  • Tell me about your views of this job. Do you
    think you will enjoy this job? Do you think this
    will be a job you will be able to do
  • Tell me whether or not you think this job fits
    your personality. Do you think your personality
    fits with what you will be required to do?
  • Imagine if you were assigned this job in real
    life, then tell me about what you think would be
    the best thing about having this job and what
    would be the worst thing about having this job.
  • Your written response should be a minimum of 8
    sentences (thats two sentences for each bullet

Bell Work
Chapters 9-10
  • Free write for about five minutes on the topic
  • Some questions to spur your thinking are
    memories always good? how do our memories affect
    our lives? our future?

Learning Activity Town Historian
Chapters 9-10
  • You are Lawrences town historian. You are tasked
    with recording the memories of older people in
    the community so the citys past is not
  • You will conduct an interview with a Lawrence
    resident who has resided here for most of their
  • You will write a narrative account based on your

Journals Memories
Chapter 11
The memories Jonas receives are very detailed.
These details give the reader a mental picture of
what is happening. These pictures are created
using imagery.
  • Write down at least 3 of the phrases from Chapter
    11 that help you create a mental picture.
  • Tell me which of the five senses you used to
    create the image of this scene.

Learning Activity Jonass Characteristics
Chapter 12
  • In pairs, discuss the context of the words used
    to describe Jonas. Then write down what you think
    each of the words means based on this and the
    synonyms we discussed.

Bell Work
Pre-reading Chapter 13
  • What is your favorite color?
  • Why do you love this color so much?
  • What do you think your favorite color says about

Journals Color
Chapter 13
  • Jonas now understands that he can see COLOR.
  • The Giver explains that one time everything had a
  • quality called color, but that when they went to
  • Sameness the colors went away.
  • What do you think about their decision to lose
  • If they lost color, what do you think they

Learning Activity True Colors
Chapter 13
  • You will complete a survey that seeks to define
    your personality based on colors.
  • Complete the survey
  • Meet up with your classmates who are the same
    color as you
  • Discuss do you think your personality really
    fits the description for the color you wound up
    with? why or why not?

Learning Activity Color Jonass World
Chapter 13
  1. Pick your favorite scene from the book so far.
  2. Draw the scene the way everyone in the community
    sees it (black and white, shades of gray).
  3. Draw it again the way Jonas and The Giver see it
    (in full color).
  4. Write a paragraph explaining what you think is
    good and bad about having color in our lives

Pre-reading Chapters 14 and 15
Bell Work
  • In your journal, write about a time you felt
    lonely. Were you able to make yourself feel
    better? How?
  • Read chapters 14 15.
  • Return to your journal. How is Jonass loneliness
    different from yours? Are there similarities?
    What are they?

Chapters 14 and 15
Journal Choices
  • Go back to your journal from chapter 5 and look
    at the choices you are able to make each day.
  • How would your choices be different in this
    community? What sorts of things would be
    completely out of your hands?

Chapters 14 and 15
Journal Choices
  • Now that we know a little more about the choices
    that were made for the community, lets stop and
    think about them. You will answer four questions
    about the following parts of the community.
  • Climate Control
  • Sameness
  • Assignments
  • Matching of Spouses
  • Family Units

  1. What caused the community to choose to implement
    these changes? Make an inference for each.
  2. What effect does each change have on the members
    of the community? Give examples from the text
    and/or make inferences.
  3. Which of the choices listed do you think is the
    most beneficial for the community? Why? Support
    your answer with at least two reasons. You have
    to pick one!
  4. Which of the choices listed do you think is the
    least beneficial, or even harmful, for the
    community? Why? Support your answer with at least
    two reasons.

Chapters 16 and 17
Journal Memories The Good and The Bad
  • Now that we have seen that not all the memories
    are good, does that change your views on the need
    for one person to hold all the memories for the
  • Why do you think Jonas first lie to his parents
    was important?
  • What do you think Jonas means when he tells Gabe
    that things could change?

Chapter 18
Journal Rosemary
  • How does Rosemarys training impact Jonass
  • Why do you think The Giver tells Jonas about
    Rosemarys failure?
  • The Giver says I suppose I could help the whole
    community the way Ive helped you (106). Infer
    what he might be thinking here.

Bell Work Release
Pre-reading Chapters 19 and 20
  • Now that weve progressed further into the novel,
    what do you think it means to be released?
    Support your opinion with inferences from the
    text. Write your answer in your journal.

Chapter 19
Journal Climax
  • Why is Chapter 19 a turning point in the book?
  • What do you think will be the outcome of Jonass
    new realization?
  • What would you do if you were Jonas?
  • Make a prediction about what Jonas will do and
    then read chapter 20 to find out.

Chapter 20
Journal Escape
  • What do you think about Jonass plan? How does it
    match up with your prediction?
  • What problems do you foresee for Jonas as he
    attempts his escape?
  • Answer these questions in your journal first.
    Next, you will share with a partner.

Chapters 19 and 20
Journal Rules Revisited
  • Remember the list of broken rules you made at the
    start of the novel?
  • We are going to revisit those rules now that we
    know what release is.

Learning Activity Release
Chapters 19 and 20
  • Complete the assignment about Release on your

Pre-reading Chapters 21 and 22
Journal Predictions
  • Make some predictions about Jonass escape. What
    problems might he encounter?

Chapters 21 and 22
Journal Predictions
  • Look back at your predictions for chapters 21 and
    22. Do you need to revise them? If so, do that
  • In your teams, share your predictions and the
    revisions you had to make.

Bell Work Final chapter!
Pre-reading Chapter 23
  • Write what you think will happen to Jonas and
    Gabe in the last chapter. Include at least five

Chapter 23
Journal The End
  • How will Jonass leaving change his community?
  • Given what you know now about utopias and
    dystopias, how would you classify Jonas
    community? Give me at least two reasons for your
  • How does this book affect your views of a perfect
  • Why do you think this book has been challenged by
    so many people?

Chapter 23
Learning Activity Letter to Elders
  • You have been chosen by the Council of Elders to
    create a new experimental form of government on
    an island upriver from the community.
  • This new community will be subject to the
    community rules except for changes you will
  • The elders are interested in seeing how community
    members would handle going back to some of the
    old ways of life.

Chapter 23
Learning Activity Letter to Elders
  • You will address the following issues in your
    experimental community
  • marriage
  • family planning
  • euthanasia
  • career educational choices
  • govt monitoring of individual behavior
  • elimination of feelings memories
  • book censorship
  • necessity for a Receiver

Chapter 23
Learning Activity Letter to Elders
  • Choose three (3) of the most important issues and
    state how and why you would change them.
  • You must justify your reasons in a proposal to
    the Council of Elders.
  • Must be in business letter format.