Day 4

The Giver Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    After playing a war-like game with Fiona and Asher, Jonas feels that trying to change their game is hopeless. Why?

    Jonas realizes that he'll never get through to them. They don't care what he has to say; they will simply apologize and expect him to move on. Jonas is burdened with memories they will never understand and can't share. Encourage students to consider how Fiona and Asher could understand the game's implications if they have no idea that war, murder, or pain are real things that have happened.

  2. 2

    In Chapter 18, the Giver tells Jonas about Rosemary, the failed Receiver before him. How do you think the Giver feels about his failure to train Rosemary? Cite specific...

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