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The Giver For Young Adult Reading

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The Giver. For Young Adult Reading. 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?. The Perfect World. What is a Utopia? What is a Dystopia?. Rules. Chapters 1-2. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The GiverFor Young Adult Reading

  • Lois Lowry speaksabout The GiverWhy did Lois Lowry write this book?Why is this book on the top 100 most challenged books in America list?

  • The Perfect WorldWhat is a Utopia?What is a Dystopia?

  • RulesWrite at least 3 rules that you have noticed in the community. Then tell me why you think these rules are important in the community. Chapters 1-2

  • AssignmentsList 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?Chapter 3-4Flip chart

  • ChoicesWhat 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?After Chapter 5CeremonyCeremony is defined as: the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion types of ceremonies have you attended in your life? What stands out to you as important about each of the ceremonies?Chapter 6

  • CeremonyCeremony is defined as: the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion

    What types of ceremonies have you attended in your life? What stands out to you as important about each of the ceremonies?Chapter 6

  • Assigned vs. SelectedAssign- to give out or announce as a task Select-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 ChartChapter 8

  • Ceremony of 12Dear 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. after Chapter 8

  • After ch. 9 create book of rules

  • ConflictPerson vs Person2 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 characters realm.

  • Plot Development TechniquesForeshadowingClues 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.

  • Plot Development TechniquesMoodEmotions 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.

  • ColorJonas 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? After Chapters12 and 13

  • Symbolism with ColorWhat 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

  • MemoriesThe memories Jonas receives are very detailed. These details give the reader a mental picture of what is happening. These pictures are created using Imagery. Chapter 11, 14Write 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.

  • Family Tree after ch. 14Human dystopia

  • Choices- RevisitedNow that we know a little more about the choices that were made for the community, lets talk a little bit about the positives and negatives of:Climate ControlSamenessAssignmentsMatching of SpousesFamily Units

  • Memories: The Good and The BadNow 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?

  • ClimaxWhy 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?

  • 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?