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Study Guide
Spark Notes

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry: Study Guide - Mini Essays

For Students 6th - 10th
In this online interactive literature worksheet, 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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Study Guide
Spark Notes

The Giver by Lois Lowry: Study Guide - Mini Essays

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature activity, learners 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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Bright Hub Education

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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Organizer
Curated OER

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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Curated OER

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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Unit Plan
Santa Ana Unified School District

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry : Art Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this reading response worksheet, pupils 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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Organizer
Sundance

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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Lesson Plan
Novelinks

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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Activity
Novelinks

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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Unit Plan
Cleveland Metro School District

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Reading Comprehension Assessment

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading assessment learning exercise, students complete a 42 question, four story passages test. Students read about Stephen Spielberg, Lois Lowry, a shy boy in high school, and Haleakala volcano. Students answer the multiple...
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Lesson Snips

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders close their eyes and pretend they live in Denmark during the 1940's. They discuss what they "see." Students create a story chart for the book "Number the Stars," by Lois Lowry.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

A Personal Letter from Lois Lowry

For Students 10th - 11th
In this personal letter from Lois Lowry, students read Lowry's response to several letters from her fans and delights in being able to reach the fans on a personal level.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

A Personal Letter from Lois Lowry

For Students 10th - 11th
In this Lois Lowry personal letter instructional activity, learners finish reading Lowry's letters to her fans and then complete five discussion points regarding detailed questions within the reading. Students may also continue this...
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Worksheet
Brigham Young University

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Weebly

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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Novelinks

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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Novelinks

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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Lesson Plan
Novelinks

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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Worksheet
Prestwick House

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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