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What was the euphemism for death in Jonas’s
community?
Name two euphemisms for death in our
society.
Name at least one euphemism for the
following:
◦ Bathroom
◦ Garbage collector
◦ Infer why identical twins are not allowed in the
community.
◦ Why do you think The Giver encourages Jonas to watch
the video of the twin’s release? Should The Giver have
done this? Why or why not?
◦ What does Jonas’s father do to the infant?
◦ How does an actual release differ from Jonas’s
expectations of one?
◦ Explain how seeing the release changed Jonas’s opinion
of his father.
◦ Assess if Rosemary truly understood release before she
asked for one. How did Rosemary choose to deal with
the memories?
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Write a quick
statement about
what you’ve learned
and
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Write a question
you could ask a
'buddy' about
his/her learning.
Research Requirements:
 Definition of euthanasia
 Explanation of what it means in
our society
 Explanation of what it means in
the book
 Textual examples/evidence of
where it has been used in the
book
 Textual examples/evidence of
reasons why someone was
released in the book
Use your noggin…
 Use a post-it note
 You saw this post on
Facebook:
 Do you believe
euthanasia is
wrong? Is
euthanasia
acceptable in
certain situations
and not others?
to provide your
response
(comment) to the
Facebook status.
Round Robin Writing…
Are you ready? 
In one sentence, tell what you think is most interesting about
the novel, The Giver.
1.
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When you have completed your sentence, please hold up the thumbs-up sign.
Tell one thing you remember about the specific
incident/character/idea.
2.
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When you have completed your sentence, please hold up the thumbs-up sign.
3. When I think of this situation, I imagine/envision …
4. If I were the author of the book, I would have added
more detail about this situation by…
5.
Finalize this activity by drawing an image that represents the
complete idea/thought of the entire paragraph.
Read Chapters 20-21 of the
novel, The Giver
 Does Jonas feel more attached to his family unit or to The Giver? Give
reasons to support your answer.
 Explain how the infant is a metaphor for Jonas.
 Relate how the memories empower as well as destroy Jonas.
 Discuss how The Giver wants to change the community from within.
 How did The Giver first experience life beyond the community?
 Infer why Jonas and The Giver think a society exists outside the
community.
 Summarize Jonas’s escape plan.
 Conclude why The Giver believes Rosemary is his daughter. How does
he think he can be with her?
 Decide what the author foreshadows at the end of this chapter. What
clues lead you to this conclusion?
Summarize the Chapter…
Somebody
Who?
Wanted
What?
But
What happened?
So
What was the
outcome?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
This
simple video conveys how Americans
use different euphemisms in daily
conversations. Considering the multitude
of ways to say “toilet,” you can see how
complex our world can be. How would the
world be different if there were no
controversial issues?
TODAY’S TASK:
Read
Chapters 22-23 in The Giver.
What
are your thoughts?
Did you predict the novel ending this way?
What do think is happening to Jonas?
IF I WERE THE AUTHOR…
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It began snowing and the ground became hilly. Jonas was forced to leave the bicycle
and walk up the hill. When he reached the top, he was flooded with memories of joy.
He found a sled at the top of the hill and used it to sled down the hill. On the way
down he heard music and people singing.
 Consider
a new ending for the novel. What would you
change? What would you add?
 Your task:
 Write a new ending for the novel, The Giver. Your
composition should be at least 2 paragraphs.
Include specific events that you would change!
• Complete the CLOZE Reading sheet which
reviews the key concepts of the novel, The
Giver.
• Read the poem and annotate in the margins
to compare how the poem may relate to the
novel, The Giver.
• Use the clickers to answer the multiple choice
questions.
– Pay attention & use your time wisely.
• A theme from a literary work is an insight about life or human
nature that the writer presents to the reader.
1.
2.
3.
Write an original, universal thematic statement over the following
topics in the novel.
Find textual evidence to support your thematic statement and cite it
using MLA format.
Write one sentence of commentary connecting the ideas.
Example:
Theme - Pain
Pain is the price of emotional growth.
“ Overwhelmed by pain, he lay there in the fearsome stench for
hours, listened to the men and animals die, and learned what
warfare meant” (113).
Through the exposure to the reality of war, Jonas realizes the evil
and corruption of man, leaving behind his innocence and trust in
humanity.