Presentation on theme: "For Young Adult Reading"— Presentation transcript:
1 For Young Adult Reading The GiverFor Young Adult Reading
2 Lois Lowry speaks about “The Giver” Why did Lois Lowry write this book?Why is this book on the top 100 most challenged books in America list?
3 The Perfect WorldWhat is a Utopia?What is a Dystopia?
4 Rules Write at least 3 rules that you have noticed in the community. Chapters 1-2Write at least 3 rules that you have noticed in the community.Then tell me why you think these rules are important in the community.
5 AssignmentsChapter 3-4List at least three assignments that have been mentioned in the book so far.Which of the assignments, if you had to choose, would best fit your personality?What do the assignments tell you about the community?Flip chart
6 ChoicesAfter Chapter 5What choices can the citizens in this community make? What do these choices tell us about what is important to the community?Are there choices you can make at home or school? How are these choices different then the ones Jonas can make?CeremonyChapter 6Ceremony is defined as: the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasionWhat types of ceremonies have you attended in your life? What stands out to you as important about each of the ceremonies?
7 CeremonyChapter 6Ceremony is defined as: the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasionWhat types of ceremonies have you attended in your life? What stands out to you as important about each of the ceremonies?
8 Assigned vs. Selected Assign- to give out or announce as a task Chapter 8Assigned vs. SelectedAssign- to give out or announce as a taskSelect-to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.Jonas was selected not assigned. Based on the above definitions, tell me why you think the Chief Elder made it a point to use a different word.Character Chart
9 Ceremony of 12 Mrs. Salvatore after Chapter 8 Dear Student, Today you will go through the Ceremony of Twelve and you will 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. SalvatoreAs you write your response to your Assignment, you will answer the following questions in paragraph format.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 successfully?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.
11 Conflict Person vs Person Person vs Themselves Person vs Unknown 2 people who have issues to resolve between them.Person vs ThemselvesInternal conflict. Individual has a problem to resolve with themselves.Person vs UnknownSomething in their future they have conflict with.Person vs NatureThe person is threatened by or must survive/defeat a natural occurrence. (i.e., surviving a tornado)Person vs SocietyOne person against their respective society.Person vs SupernaturalMay also be Person vs God, but can include monsters, aliens, demons, etc. Anything not inside the character’s “realm”.
12 Plot Development Techniques ForeshadowingClues from the author that something was going to happen or that something was not quite “right”.SuspenseThe author makes us wait to see what happened.
13 Plot Development Techniques MoodEmotions the reader experiences while reading the novel.FlashbackAn event in the novel where the author took us back to something that happened before the action of the novel.
14 Color What do you think about their decision to lose color? After Chapters12 and 13Jonas now understands that he can see COLOR.The Giver explains that one time everything had aquality called color, but that when they went toSameness the colors went away.What do you think about their decision to lose color?If they lost color, what do you think they gained?
15 Symbolism with Color What is Symbolism? What is you favorite color? You will group yourselves according to your favorite color.What does your choice say about you?Symbolism in the novel
16 MemoriesChapter 11, 14The 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 or Chapter 14 that help you create a mental picture.Tell me which of the five senses you used to create the image of this scene.
18 Choices- RevisitedNow that we know a little more about the choices that were made for the community, let’s talk a little bit about the positives and negatives of:Climate ControlSamenessAssignmentsMatching of SpousesFamily Units
19 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 community?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?
20 Climax Why is Chapter 19 a turning point in the book? What do you think will be the outcome of this new realization?What would you do?
21 Final ThoughtsGiven what you know now about utopias and dystopias, how would you classify Jonas’ community? Give me at least two reasons for your choice.How does this book effect your views of a perfect world?Why do you think this book has been challenged by so many people?