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The Giver

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on 23 May 2013

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Transcript of The Giver

Literary Canon Project The Giver Summary Jonas, the protagonist, lives in a remote, esoteric community oriented around "sameness". Brief Passage Rationale Teaches deeper concepts-- such as communism, equality, value of youth-- that are interpreted beyond the text. The Giver should be added to the literary canon because its protagonist-- Jonas-- is relatable to adolescents. He has characteristics that everyone would want to have, such as being thoughtful and shows that he cares for his peers With the understanding that literature is evolving, The Giver can take the role as a stepping stone for students to understand and enjoy the evolving literature. Grade Level The wording is easy to understand for the average student of that lexile and the content’s maturity is around that level. You don’t want students under 9th grade to be psychologically thinking about things like being controlled. Historical Context The best grade level for The Giver to be read is in a 9th grade class. Branch Davidian Compound Discussion Questions Do you think everyone would be happier if we were all equal? What if we did not experience pain or sexuality? What is it that makes life worth living? Work Cited Bosnian War Religion It falls under the multi-genre category. The Giver can be considered social science, dystopia, and philosophical fiction to name a few. Literary Article Example Lord, Elyse. "Overview of The Giver." Novels for Students. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Literature Resource Center.
Web. 9 May 2013. Lord had mostly good things to say about The Giver.
Her own opinions include that the book is terrifyingly disturbing, and offers its readers hope and an influential view of the world the characters are living in. Lord ends her article by saying "It would be hard to find a more appropriate message for youth, who are immersed in making important decisions about what kinds of people they will one day become."
Basically referring to how Jonas is able to better himself through the lifestyle he inherited. " 'I couldn't quite get the word for the whole feeling of it, the feeling that was so strong in the room.'
'Love,' The Giver told him.
Jonas repeated it. 'Love.' It was a word and concept new to him." (Lowry, 125) "Interview with Lois Lowry (The Giver)." YouTube. YouTube, 04 Mar. 2010. Web. 21 May 2013.
"Waco: The Inside Story." PBS. PBS, Web. 21 May 2013. Interview with the Author Lois Lowry http://bcove.me/dor8qtzr The End *** Rationale (cont...) The inclusion of The Giver will add a greater variety of authors to the canon. The simplistic text will keep students' attention while the difficult concepts will act as great teaching topics.
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