Giver PPT Day 4

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Day 4
Wa r m u p : Youtube
interview with Lois Lowry
We will review the study questions for
chapters 6 & 7 before having a quiz on these
Get out your notebooks and study questions.
The Giver Quiz # 3
Answer on paper. You will exchange papers to go over.
1. What special thing did sevens get?
a. 8 PM bedtime
b. Coats that button down the front
c. Hair ribbons
d. Allowance
2. What happened to Gabe the day of the naming & Placement?
a. He was placed with a family.
b. He could stay at the Nurturing Center another year
c. He received the name Gabriel
3. What happened to Caleb?
a. He drowned.
b. Fell from a tree and broke his neck
c. Became sick and was released
4. What assignment did Asher receive?
a. Attendant at the fish hatchery
b. Instructor of the sixes
c. Director of recreation
d. Engineer
5. What happened when it was Jonas’s turn to receive his
job assignment?
a. He received the job og doctor
b. He fell as he was going on the stage
c. The Chief Elder skipped over Jonas
The Circle of Life in The Giver
Jonas’s Society
Finding a Mate
Creating a Family
Mourning Death
Our Society
The Circle of Life in The Giver
Jonas’s Society
Apply for mate
Choose your own whenever
you want to
Apply for child after married 3 yrs.
No restrictions on becoming a
Finding a Mate
Creating a Family
Our Society
Must prove you are capable
Can have only 2 children:1 boy, 1 girl &
they are not biological children
Children come from Birthmothers
Chant name as they walk
through door
Mourning Death
Memorial services
Methods of
Characterization – the way
an author reveals the special
qualities and personalities of a
character in a story, making the
character believable.
Indirect Characterization – writer
shows you what character is like by
• Appearance
• Actions
• Words
• Thoughts and feelings
• Other character’s comments or
Can infer a lot about characters from the
clothes they wear, their facial features,
their body language, and their
Tex was the head rancher on the farm. When he
rounds up the horses, he can be easily spotted
with his beige hat and vest. Tex’s smile is a mile
wild, even with his bushy mustache.
Actions – Much of
what we learn about
characters is revealed
to us through what
they do.
Denise picked up the slimy bull frog. She
could hardly stand to hold it even for a
moment. She held it out at arm’s length
from her body and quickly carried it to
her brother.
Words – We
often get to know
characters because
of what they say to
each other.
Anita threw her arms around Tony and gave him
a big hug. “Thank you so much for being there
for me,” she said. “I don’t think I could have
faced my parents without you.”
Thoughts and
feelings – When an
author lets us get inside
the mind of a character,
we can often learn a great
deal about him or her.
Butch looked around the neighborhood. “This would
be a safe place to play catch with Bobby,” he thought.
“Why doesn’t Bobby throw the ball?” He must be in
a bad mood or something.”
Other character’s
comments or
reactions – sometimes other
characters will tell us something
useful about the character we’re
reading about.
“You wouldn’t believe what Lisa did yesterday,” Sara
said to her sister. “When we went into the bridal
shop, she pushed all the women aside and
demanded that the sales lady help us immediately.
It was really something!”
Direct Characterization
The writer tells you exactly (directly) what the
character is like.
Betsy was a determined three
year old, who knew what she
wanted and often got her way,
if she cried loud enough.
Mrs. Manning has an
obnoxiously loud voice which
she uses to intimidate her
Characterization Worksheet
The Giver
What do you
think this
would be like in
a “normal”
society? Job?
Pretend this
character was
given the
opportunity to
live in Elsewhere
1 month. What
do you think this
character would
Do you respect
this character?
Why or why not?
What has this
character done to
gain or lose your
How do you think
this character
would feel about
the events of our
world? Do you
think this
character would
want to live in
our world?
Vocabulary for Chapters 6 & 7
Students will complete a handout
sheet. Use dictionaries!
Homework: Read chapters 8-10 & do
study questions