Lesson: The Giver - Chapter 13
Author: Erin Bridges
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 7 - 8
Dear Students, We have been reading the intriguing story of The Giver by Lois Lowry. Through our reading, we have discovered that Jonas’ world forces us to ask questions about our world and make connections to our lives. Within this lesson, you will use reading strategies to guide your understanding. In addition, you will continue to use your reading to ask big questions and think about issues that shape who we are and the world we live in. Happy thinking! Mrs. Bridges
1. Use reading strategies to improve your understanding of the text. 2. Explore the theme of Choice. 3. Make connections between the book, your life, and the world (or community). 4. Ask questions that will lead to further exploration and discussion.
You will need to be prepared to share your ideas and responses during a class discussion. In the lesson you will: 1. Think about the Theme of Choice. Connect the theme to your life, The Giver, and the world. Write responses to share your ideas. 2. Read Part 1 of Chapter 13 of The Giver. 3. Use strategies to help you understand the reading.
Directions: 1. Read the questions, watch the video, and think about the answers (you do not have to write anything). 2. Then, discuss your answers with a partner. Questions: -What does Peter's uncle mean when he says, "With great power comes great responsibility?" -How do the choices we make shape who we are? -How are making choices and being responsible connected?
Directions: In reading about Jonas' world, we have discussed the terms Dystopia and Utopia. Read through this document to refresh your memory about the characteristics that make a dystopia.
hueless Not having color, colorless
transmit To pass on to someone or something
anguished Overcome by pain, suffering, or grief