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2 The Giver Chapters 1-2 Directions: While you are reading, take Cornell Notes on the following questions. Leave some spaces in between for class discussion notes.  What word does Jonas decide use to describe his feelings? Why?  Why is the speaker’s tone ironic? What does he say?  What are Jonas’ parents’ jobs?  What are children under eight years old and younger not allowed to have until they are nine?  What does Jonas’ family do every evening?  What is Precise language?  How is the term “animals” used?  What does “usages” mean?  Who are newchildren?  What is the December Ceremony?  What is an assignment?  What is the Hall of Open Records?  What is a comfort object?  What is the Book of Rules?  What are some of the rules?  What happens when one breaks a rule?  What happens to birthdays after the age of 12?  Why do people laugh about “changing rules”?

3 The Giver Chapters 3-5  Who is Gabriel (Gabe)?  What feature does Gabe and Jonas share? How is it described?  Why is this feature uncommon? What may it suggest?  What are Birthmothers and how are they viewed?  How are people chastised or reprimanded?  Why did Jonas take the apple?  What is ironic about volunteer work?  What is the purpose of volunteer work?  What is the purpose of the House of Old?  Why is “meaningful lives” ironic?  What is the morning ritual and what is its purpose?  What does Jonas dream about?  What is the result of Jonas discussing his dream?

4 The Giver Chapters 6-8  What are the people preparing for?  What type of rules does each peer group must follow?  What are some of the gifts the children receive? What is significant about them?  What label is Gabe given?  What does Asher’s family receive? What is unusual about it?  Who was the original Caleb?  How are names recycled?  Who is number 19? Why?  Who says, “Here today, gone tomorrow”? What is the significance?  How is the Chief Elder’s speech ironic?  Why does Jonas try to make himself smaller in his seat or want to disappear?  Who is selected as the Receiver? Why is this an honored position?  What qualities does the Giver must possess?  What does Jonas see when he looks out into the audience?  What does it mean to have the Capacity to See Beyond?  At the end of the section, how does Jonas feel about being the new Receiver of Memory?

5 The Giver Chapters 9-10  How does Jonas immediately feel at the end of the ceremony?  Who is “Not-to-be-spoken”? What does it mean to have that name?  What is most shocking about the instructions Jonas receives? Examples?  What does Jonas learn about “lies”?  Who changes Jonas’ name plate on his bike?  What can be done with the doors at the Annex?  Why are books kept away from the citizens? What do they represent?  What feature does Jonas share with the current Receiver of Memory?  What is relief-of-pain medication?  What is the future based on?  What is blind obedience?

6 The Giver Chapters Jonas’ first memory Climate Control and terrain Jonas’ first painful memory “Seeing beyond” Understanding pain Morning ritual Foreshadow : Something laid “beyond the place where the thickness of snow brought the sled to a stop…” Genetic Scientists Sameness and Choice leads to _______? Jonas’ anger

7 The Giver Chapters “It isn’t fair…” p Sameness, Choices and Protection Memories of excruciating pain Death Pain > Freedom vs. Security Jonas tries to transmit memories “This is my life,” p “They know nothing,” p Relief-of-pain medicine “They have never known pain,” p Memories and Wisdom Twins Jonas and Gabriel “Forgive me,” p.120

8 The Giver Chapters Tidbits of happiness The Giver’s favorite memory Parents’ parents can be found where Holiday celebration Family and the strongest feeling “Do you love me?” p First lie The pill “Good guys/bad guys” Twins and their fate Rosemary Rosemary’s release, memories, and the community Release


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