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93 resources with the concept lois lowry

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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Summer Reading Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Summer means sun, fun, and a good book! Boost scholars' enthusiasm and proficiency in reading with a summer project of their choice—a book jacket, collage, or shoe box diorama. A variety of titles and authors from every genre offers...
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The Giver

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The world in Lois Lowry's The Giver is one without pain or suffering. Similiarly, your classroom review of the novel can be painless with a simple and straightforward crossword puzzle that covers characters, details, and setting details...
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Utopias: Are Perfect Worlds Possible?

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
How would the members of your language arts class describe their own utopian universe? Middle schoolers discuss and design the attributes of their perfect worlds, complete with brochures, class discussions, and written arguments about...
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Novel Lesson for The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal...
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The Giver: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What would you need to take care of yourself and a small baby? Using a situation inspired by Lois Lowry's The Giver, kids discuss which items they would need and which plan they would follow in order to flee from the Release.
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The Giver: Vocabulary Bingo!

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Bingo! Combine the thrill of bingo with Lois Lowry's The Giver in a fun vocabulary lesson. Kids write selected vocabulary words from the novel onto a bingo chart, and then listen for the correct definitions in order to mark off their words.
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The Giver: Reading Road Map

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Sometimes it's helpful to read certain passages in a novel slowly and carefully, and to read other parts more quickly to move the plot along. Learners tread carefully through Chapter 20 of Lois Lowry's The Giver, noting which parts need...
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The Giver: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Guide your class through the imagery of Lois Lowry's The Giver with a peaceful meditative experience. After you create a serene environment in your class, read through a provided script in which kids sift through their favorite memories...
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The Giver: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Cover the vocabulary and thematic concepts from Lois Lowry's The Giver with an extended reference guide. It includes relevant plot elements, discussions on themes and motifs, and any possible issues arising from your class's background...
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Teaching Strategies: The Giver

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Can utopia be achieved? Included here are three literature worksheets to pair with Lois Lowry's The Giver. Pupils work in groups to come up with solutions to society's issues, individuals back up a statement related to a topic in the...
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The Giver: K-W-H-L Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Explore the theme of release and death in Lois Lowry's The Giver with a K-W-H-L chart. After noting what they already know, kids come up with a list of questions about topics that they would like to know about, as well as how they will...
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The Giver: Magic Squares

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Combine math and vocabulary in a fun activity based on Lois Lowry's The Giver. Before kids begin the book, they look up the definitions of 16 vocabulary words and complete a puzzle that will give them the same number.
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Symbolism in The Giver

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Take two days to examine the symbolism inherent in color, and how this relates to Lois Lowry's The Giver. Small groups first discuss the meaning of colors and then come together as a class to explore the impact of color. The activities...
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Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Connect global examples of attempted genocide with a well-designed social studies lesson. It includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and...
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Found Poem: Number the Stars

For Students 7th - 8th
It's easy to write a found poem! First, select a passage about 50-100 words in length. Then, select only the strong, visual language. Now you're ready to write your found poem: simply string the words together adding (at most) two of...
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Planning an Argument

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Prepare your class for writing an argumentative essay. In order to get ready to write their essays, which will focus on The Giver by Lois Lowry, class members complete a think-pair-share about character decisions. They also list and...
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The Perfect Society

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and then attempt to create their own "perfect society". They work in groups to create a Powerpoint presentation outlining the rules of the ultimate society.
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Giver Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Investigate philosophical issues and opinions on human society while reading The Giver. This English literature instructional activity prompts middle schoolers analyze the plot, climax, dialogue, and characters of The Giver by Lois...
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The Giver: Circle Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Creating poetry can be a beautiful way to explore the imagery and themes of literature. Using The Giver by Lois Lowry, kids take turns listing words that they associate with the novel, culminating in a circle poem that addresses the...
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Introducing "Number the Stars"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Prepare your class to read Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, with these prereading activities. This resource lists three ideas to ready your readers. Learners explore the historical context, connect to the book, and preview the book....
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Number the Stars: KWHL Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 8th
Class members use a KWHL graphic organizer to record what they know, want to know, and what they need to learn as they read Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal winning novel about a Danish Jewish family.
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Vocabulary Strategy for Number the Stars

For Students 7th - 9th
After reading Number the Stars, told from the point of view of Annemarie Johansen, encourage your class to review some of the new vocabulary by completing this crossword puzzle. Fifteen definitions are presented, and learners must...
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The Giver: Mood and Tone

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Read The Giver to examine mood and tone in relation to word meanings and definitions.  Young scholars locate definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for words related to mood and tone. Extend the instructional activity to  include a focus on...
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Language Arts Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Review parts of speech, verb tense, The Giver by Lowis Lowery, the mechanics of writing, and vocabulary. This Jeopardy-style game is perfect for any 4th or 5th grade class having read the book The Giver and in need of language arts test...
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The Giver Literature Guide

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In The Giver literature guide worksheet, pupils complete questions for chapters one and two to illustrate their understanding of that portion of the text.
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The Giver Literature Guide - Conflict

For Students 8th - 9th
In The Giver literature guide worksheet, learners read several passages from the novel and identify the type of conflict it exemplifies and explain it.
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Create a PowerPoint:Based on The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Are you reading Lois Lowry's The Giver in your language arts class? Have your young readers create a PowerPoint presentation about their life, and how they connect to the lives of the characters from the novel. They present information...
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Comprehension: Vocabulary - Wonderful Words

For Teachers 5th - 8th
While reading Chapter 8 of Number the Stars, learners write down any words they encounter in their reading that they find interesting, strange, or confusing. They record why they chose each word, and after completing the reading...
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The Giver Quiz

For Students 7th - 11th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Lowry's The Giver. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Giver - Essay Questions

For Students 6th - 10th
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Lowry's The Giver. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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The Giver Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Lois Lowry's The Giver. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Number the Stars Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 6th - 10th
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Number the Stars Quiz

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Lesson Plan Day 13

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students participate in an activity pulled from Lois Lowry's The Giver. In this literature lesson, students engage in a classroom simulation that requires them to listen to music and follow strict instructions according the community...
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The Gift of Life - Day 2: "Cell & Organelle Time to Tell" and "World in Color" (Chapters 2-4)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a cell biology lesson and a color lesson based on The Giver. In this biology and reading comprehension lesson set, students examine cells using microscopes. They look at the organelles and listen to How Much is a...
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Number the Stars: Historical Connections

For Students 5th - 6th
In this historical connections activity, students jot down, from ten different pages from the novel Number The Stars, what has and is occurring that are part of the history of Denmark during World War I.
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The Holocaust: An Introduction for Children (To Be Used with Number the Stars)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this literature and history worksheet, students prepare to read the novel by Lois Lowry Number the Stars. Students read the history behind the Nazi occupation of Denmark and the arrest of the Jews there. This is a 10 page historical...
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Number the Stars Theme: Bravery

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this reading worksheet, students examine the theme of bravery in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 10 questions about bravery in the book and the brave actions of the characters.
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Number the Stars Is it OK to Lie?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this language arts worksheet, students explore the theme of truthfulness and lying in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 4 essay questions.
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Create Your Own COMMUNITY

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss "their community" and the elements they have chosen to include in their ideal community by presenting to the class a collage of ideas incorporating the ideas presented by the instructional activity rubric.
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Number the Stars Chapters 3 - 4 Pages 18 - 38

For Teachers 4th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 3 - 4 of Number the Stars and complete 15 multiple choice questions. Answers are provided.
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Number the Stars Chapters 9 - 10 Pages 74 - 87

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 9 - 10 of the book Number the Stars and complete 10 multiple choice questions. Answers are provided.
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Number the Stars chapters 13 - 14

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, pupils read chapters 13 and 14 of Number the Stars and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 10 questions.  
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The Giver chapters 1 - 2

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 1 and 2 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 12 questions.
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The Giver chapters 6 - 7

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 6 and 7 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 8 questions.
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The Giver chapters 8 - 10

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 8 - 10 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 9 questions.
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The Giver chapters 13 - 14

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 13 and 14 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 9 questions.
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The Giver chapters 18 - 19

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 18 and 19 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 8 questions.
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The Giver chapters 20 - 21

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 20 - 21 of The Giver and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 11 questions.  
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The Giver Quiz

For Students 6th - 10th
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lois Lowry's The Giver. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Number the Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore discrimination against Jewish people in World War II. In this world history and historical fiction novel study lesson plan, students read Number the Stars over five days. Students define vocabulary words and use...
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Writing Applications

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders write a continuation of the book The Giver. In this novel writing lesson, 9th graders read the book and discussed the way Lois Lowry wrote the book. Students answer questions about the novel and write an continuing chapter...
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Comprehension Check: Number the Stars Chapters 16-Afterword

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this Number the Stars comprehension check worksheet, students respond to 25 short answer question pertaining to chapters 16 through the afterword of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
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Standards Focus: Conflict, Number the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this Number the Stars worksheet, pupils examine internal and external conflict as they complete a graphic organizer identifying conflicts as internal or external along with their justification for doing so. In addition, students...
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The Giver: Vocabulary and Summary for Ch 1-4

For Students 6th - 10th
In this vocabulary and summary learning exercise, students craft a summary of the events that occur in chapters 1-4 of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The summary must include the 12 vocabulary words listed on the sheet.
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The Giver: Precise Word Choice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students complete 7 word substitution sentences. Students choose a more specific word than one given, then rewrite the sentences. Finally, students explain why the words they chose more accurately express...
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Number The Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this foreshadowing worksheet, students explore the technique of foreshadowing in the novel Number The Stars, by Lois Lowry. Students analyze chapter 9, page 76 for this technique of foreshadowing.
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Number the Stars Historical Background: Kim Malthe-Bruun

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this history and literature worksheet, students read a true biography of a Danish resistance fighter named Kim Malthe-Bruun. In the novel Number the Stars, the character of Peter is based on this young man. There are no questions to...
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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry : Art Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this reading response worksheet, students create a word of art depicting a scene in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students use lead pencils or charcoal to make a picture in black and white because color photography was not...
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Number the Stars Chapter 16

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts worksheet, students answer three questions from Number the Starts, Chapter 16. The questions include one literal question, one inferential, and one opinion question.
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Number the Stars Chapter 2

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts activity, students answer three questions from Number the Stars, Chapter 2. The questions include 3 literal, 4 inferential, and 2 opinion questions.
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Number the Stars Chapter 3

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts activity, students answer three questions from Number the Stars, Chapter 2. The questions include 3 literal, 3 inferential, and 1 opinion question.
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Number the Stars Chapter 4

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts worksheet, students answer three questions from Number the Stars, Chapter 2. The questions include 3 literal, 2 inferential, and 2 opinion questions.
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Number the Stars Chapter 5

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts worksheet, students answer three questions from Number the Stars, Chapter 2. The questions include 6 literal, 1 inferential, and 3 opinion questions.
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Number the Stars True/False

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Language Arts worksheet, complete an
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Language Arts: Creating Character Maps

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders select characters from books they have read to create character maps. After drawing the maps, they add the characteristics around a sketch of their chosen character. In groups, 3rd graders who have read the same book,...
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"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students read the novel, "The Giver", and test their comprehension through the game Jeopardy. Then students research individual rights of different cultures and write a summary of their findings. Students develop a personal timeline of...
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Number the Stars-Figurative Language

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read the novel Number The Stars by Lois Lowry with focus on figurative language. They create a Word Document and then use Paint to demonstrate their knowledge of similes and metaphors from the text of the novel Number the...
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Community Map of The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read "The Giver" after finishing the unit on inventions and inventors. Using the information in the novel, they develop a geographic map illustrating the community in the story. They identify human and physical features and...
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Humanity's Quest for Utopia in History and Literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct discussions about The Giver in Literature Circles. They find intriguing passages and share them; make connections to life or other literature; and illustrate an idea from the reading artistically or graphically.
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The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read the novel The Giver and complete six tasks. They identify vocabulary that they did not recongize, create a different ending for the book, produce character cards and pick important events and objects from the novel.
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The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read the novel, The Giver and complete six tasks associated with the book. They locate vocabulary they were unfamiliar with, create an alternate ending to the book, produce character cards and identify characters and objects.
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What's the Story?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers write a group continuation story after reading the novel, The Giver. They write a continuation of the story of Jonas' and Gabe's adventures in Elsewhere, then share their story with the class.
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The Giver (Middle, Literature)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write down what emotions are evoked by different colors of construction paper. They discuss what they and other students have written. They use this concept to discuss why the community in The Giver is devoid of color.
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Crafty Literature Projects to Lure Language Arts Learners

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Recognize National Arts and Crafts Month with language arts project ideas to inspire creative learning.
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The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils make predictions about the novel The Giver.  In this reading comprehension lesson students read and discuss the title and cover of the novel.  Pupils will then complete a graphic organizer to structure their thoughts and engage in...
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Point of View in Number the Stars

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this reading worksheet, students discuss the third person point of view in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students write their own version of one of 7 events from the point of view of the character given.
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Word Search: The Giver

For Students 5th
In this word search worksheet students are asked to find vocabulary corresponding to the book "The Giver." Twenty words are hidden in the puzzle which is shaped like a key and a handbag.
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Project Utopia

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the Project Utopia for use in conjunction with the novel, "The Giver." Each student uses Microsoft Publisher to create a pamphlet that promotes their own personal utopia. They explore the various aspects of living...
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The Giver: Reality or Fiction?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read "The Giver" and compare individual rights from four countries by analyzing statistics. They use examples from the book to support their opinions about the uniformity of nations. Students create spreadsheets based...
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Pre-Read for the Giver

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders, using digital cameras and Microsoft Word, photograph places and items. They change the color and texture of the photos and reflect on the perceived differences and impact. Students get involved in Carousel Brainstorming...
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Response to Literature: Feelings About the Book

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read chapter 17 in the story NUMBER THE STARS and think about the author's purpose for writing the book. They are encouraged to share with the class their personal reactions to the story.
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Planning an Argument

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers evaluate decisions made in the novel The Giver. Students use a Think Pair Share handout to help them write an argumentative essay. Then middle schoolers write the essay.
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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students read and analyze the novel, 'The Giver.' They classify activities in an activity regarding freedom of choice, create a list of rules, conduct a debate, write a skit, and write an essay on genetic engineering or utopian societies.
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Hero Within

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students interview a hero. In this heroes lesson, students read Number the Stars to begin a discussion about heroes and then create mind maps on each character. Students pick a local hero and interview them and then write a personal...
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Reading Comprehension Assessment

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading assessment worksheet, learners complete a 42 question, four story passages test. Students read about Stephen Spielberg, Lois Lowry, a shy boy in high school, and Haleakala volcano. Learners answer the multiple choice...
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Number the Stars

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders activate prior knowledge concerning Number the Stars by answering quesions. They collect different material regarding Denmark and its flag from different sources. Students create their own personal flags and compare its...
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Number the Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners discuss book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
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The Giver Chapter 16

For Students 6th - 8th
In this chapter 16 of The Giver worksheet, students complete a chart, filling in the emotional reactions of and changes the main character undergoes during particular scenes of the story.
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The Giver: Pre-reading Discussion Questions

For Students 4th - 6th
In this The Giver worksheet, students agree or disagree with 11 pre reading questions before reading the book. Students also personalize a picture of a person to reflect themselves.
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Planet Book Club: Number the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Planning a novel study of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars? Then look no further. A 16-lesson unit guides students through a reading of this awarding-winning novel. Complete with a synopsis of the novel, analysis of its literary themes,...
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Number the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners work in small groups to define words of war and relate them to occupation and resistance. Words such as surrender, sabotage, persecution, swastika, relocation, rationing, and curfew are discussed and defined.