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Title: The Giver


1
The Giver
  • By Lois Lowry

2
Lois Lowry
  • Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1937
  • Moved to rural Pa. when WWII began
  • Lived all over U.S., as well as Japan
  • Graduated from Boston U. and U. of Southern Maine
  • Also worked as a freelance journalist and
    photographer
  • Now lives in Maine

3
Writing Career
  • Published first book, A Summer to Die, in 1978
  • Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye made into a TV movie
  • Anastasia Krupnik named ALA Notable Book
  • Won two Newbery Awards for Number the Stars and
    The Giver

4
Perfect Society
  • In groups of 3-4
  • Describe your idea of a perfect society.
  • Details please!
  • What rules/laws would you need?
  • At least 10
  • How would your laws be enforced?
  • Who is in charge? Who has the power?
  • How would decisions be made?
  • Think of a name for your society.

5
Vocabulary Chapters 1-4
  1. palpable
  2. apprehensive
  3. pondered
  4. transgression
  5. chastisement
  6. petulantly
  7. hoarded
  8. nondescript
  9. gravitating
  10. chortled

6
Vocabulary Chapters 1-4
  1. palpable - real
  2. apprehensive - fearful
  3. pondered - considered
  4. transgression - wrongdoing
  5. chastisement - scolding
  6. petulantly - irritably
  7. hoarded - collected
  8. nondescript - plain
  9. gravitating being drawn toward
  10. chortled laughed chuckled

7
Questions Chapters 1-4
  1. What is significant about the airplane incident
    in the opening pages of the story?
  2. Why is Jonas apprehensive about the upcoming
    Ceremony?
  3. How are Assignments determined in the community?
  4. Why does the community value precision of
    speech?
  5. What are the different ways the community views
    release?
  6. Explain the role of Birthmother in Jonass
    community.
  7. How is conformity encouraged in the community?
  8. What is the purpose of the telling of feelings
    session?
  9. Why didnt Jonas share the incident involving the
    apple with his family at the telling of feelings
    session that evening?
  10. How are the elderly treated in Jonass Community?

8
Answers Chapters 1-4
  • What is significant about the airplane incident
    in the opening pages of the story?
  • It points out how strict the community is
    because the pilot was released after making a
    wrong turn.
  • Why is Jonas apprehensive about the upcoming
    Ceremony?
  • Because he is turning 12 and will receive his
    assignment, he is apprehensive about what the
    assignment may be and whether he will be
    disappointed with what is chosen for him.
  • How are Assignments determined in the community?
  • Assignments are determined by observation by the
    Elders which consider a childs interests,
    talents, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Why does the community value precision of
    speech?
  • Members of the community must use words with
    the exact meaning so that there is no room for
    interpretation or feelings.

9
Answers Chapters 1-4
  • What are the different ways the community views
    release?
  • Release for new-children is viewed as sad
    because they have not had the opportunity to live
    in the community and have done nothing wrong.
    Release for the elderly is viewed as a time of
    celebration for the life they have lead. Release
    for a transgression is viewed as a disgrace.
  • Explain the role of Birthmother in Jonass
    community.
  • The role of Birthmother has very little honor.
    They receive pampering during their reproductive
    years and then become laborers in the community.
  • How is conformity encouraged in the community?
  • Conformity or being the same is encouraged
    through dress. Everyone wears the same clothing,
    participates in the same ceremonies.

10
Answers Chapters 1-4
  • What is the purpose of the telling of feelings
    session?
  • It encourages members of the community to
    analyze their feelings so that they are looked at
    with fewer emotions. It helps prevent them from
    becoming overemotional about daily events.
  • Why didnt Jonas share the incident involving the
    apple with his family at the telling of feelings
    session that evening?
  • Jonas was confused and was unsure how to put the
    event into words.
  • How are the elderly treated in Jonass Community?
  • When they are no longer productive members of
    the society, they are moved to The House of Old.
    After this, they are clelebrated and then
    released.

11
Vocabulary Activity
  • Using the 10 words from Chapters 1-4, write a
    newspaper article telling about an event that was
    newsworthy from the book. This article must be
    written from Jonass point of view and at least 8
    sentences.
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