The Giver

The Giver
• No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was
considered rude to call attention to things that were
unsettling or different about individuals."
- Lois Lowry, The Giver, Ch. 3
Chapter 4
Share Responses.
• Review chapters 1-4. Give the students 15 minutes.
Divide students into groups of 4 or 5. Each group must
have a different color pencil. This way we see what group
change the answer. Pass out one page to each to each
• Next, we will rotate to the next table. Please change or fill
in answers to each page.
Chapter 4
• In your Reader’s Workshop BooksPlease answer.
• The family shared their dreams every morning. Write
about a dream you have had and what meaning you think
it might have.
• Venn Diagram
Your Community
Jonas’ Community
Both Communities
Chapter 5
Pass out Venn Diagram-Cut and glue in Reader’s Notebook.
• Who Has the Power?
Committee members
Family unit-son/daughter
family unit-Mother/Father
Committee of Elders
Chapter 5
Pass out Worksheet-13 Who Has the Power?
The Receiver
committee head
• Reader’s Workshop Book-Please answer.
• There are more hints about what “Release” means (page
48-49). What do you think it means? Give examples from
the story.
Chapter 6-Journal
Handout “The Community Assignments worksheet. They will glue in their RW
• How could someone not fit in? The community was so
meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made."
- Lois Lowry, The Giver, Ch. 6
Chapter 7
Hand out index cards with “Assignments” . Have students fill out Your Job wks.
• " Now he became aware of an entirely new sensation:
pinpricks? No, because they were soft and without pain.
Tiny, cold, feather-like feelings peppered his body and
face. He put out his tongue again, and caught one of the
dots of cold upon it. It disappeared from his awareness
instantly; but he caught another, and another. The
sensation made him smile."
- Lois Lowry, The Giver, Ch. 11
Chapter 11
• In Chapter 11 Jonas is given his first memory. It is of a
wonderful sled ride down a hill on fluffy snow. Reread
pages 80 - 82 again which describe Jonas's sled ride then
draw an illustration of it. Save this drawing for a compare
and contrast activity you will be doing after reading
Chapter 15.
Chapter 11
Chapter 16
Hand out Cause and Effect Chart.