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1 The Giver by Lois Lowry

2 Keeping Organized You must keep the pages of your Learning Packaged together! If you lose the pages you will need to print them off of the website. Create a section in your binder for “The Giver”. This section will hold all assignments, questions and activities.

3 What is? 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. Day 1

4 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.

5 Lois Lowry speaks… about “The Giver”“The Giver” Day 1

6 Anticipation Guide You will complete an anticipation guide over The Giver. This will start you thinking about some of the big questions the novel addresses. True or False Explanation of opinion Day 1

7 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 another? –Is belonging to a community a good thing? –Should the government restrict personal freedoms for the good of the community? Record these in your notebook. Day 1

8 Learning Activity – Setting Setting is… (write it in your “The Giver Section!) –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. Chapters Day 3

9 Learning Activity – A letter home 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. Thursday/Friday Homework


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