Teacher Guide

The Giver Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the Jonas' transformation from an innocent, rule-abiding citizen to a critical-thinking young adult who questions the norms of his society in The Giver are likely to be compelling to many students. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to the text; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. Remember that grading an essay should not depend on a simple...

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