Teacher Guide

The Giver Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to reflect on the importance of memory, individuality, and choice.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to understand the characteristics of a dystopia and compare and contrast The Giver with other classic dystopian works.

  3. 3

    Students will discuss whether passages treating darker material are appropriate for young adults and consider the position that books like The Giver should be banned because they are inappropriate for the age group.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to answer questions about a passage based on a close reading of the text, and...

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