NPR's list of Best Ever Teen Novels The Giver by Lois Lowry Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world: Everyone has an assigned role, there are no choices, and no one experiences pain. But at 12, Jonas is given his lifetime assignment and he becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community — and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
A fantastic teaching unit for Lois Lowry's young adult novel The Giver. 178 pages of activities that are sure to engage middle school or high school English students. Utopias, Pre-Reading, Plot, Conflict, Characters, Ceremony of Twelve, Writing Journals, Pop Quizzes, Vocabulary, Essay, Newbery Award Speech, Jeopardy, Projects, Pain Discussion
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