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The Giver - Full Vocab and Discussion Questions

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By Lois Lowry The Giver Chapters 1 - 2 Chapters 3 - 5 Chapters 6 - 8 Chapters 9 - 11 Adherence Chastisement Benign Exempted How can we make a peaceful world?
How can we make a peaceful community? Explain your answers in at least 4 sentences. Aptitude Enhance Palpable Transgression Wheedle SWBAT:
Make assumptions about the novel
through an anticipation guide.

Identify vocabulary from the novel
through context clues and examples Make a list of the things that make your life
worthwhile, enjoyable, and exciting. Then
speculate about how you would be changed if
those things were taken away from you. Chapters 12 - 13 Admonition Chapters 14 - 16 Anguish Chapters 17 - 19 Chapter 20 Mimic Chapters 21 - 23 Augment Conviction Infraction Petulantly Tabulated Remorse Bewildered Exuberant Apprehensive Indolence Meticulously Relinquish Rigorous Prohibition Integral Exhilarating Conveyance Diminishes Mutilated Skeptically Assimilated Phenomenon Vibrance Sinuous Assuage Billow Carnage Daub Ecstatic Grotesquely Luxuriating Ominous Pervade Placidly Skitter Stench Torturous Unique Wisp Wry Obsolete Horde Suppress Glum Fleeting Realm Sarcasm Rueful Chaos Solace Fugitives Languid Lethargy Taut Use 4 of the following words to write 4 sentences.
Enhance, Transgression, Palpable, Wheedle, Aptitude, Adherence Agenda

Warm Up
CCB: Read CH 1-2 and complete Literature circle roles
Character Significance Chart
Review and Assign Literature Circle Roles
Hand Out Books
Read Warm up

What do you think might happen to someone who is released from the community in The Giver? Would you be afraid? Why or why not? Agenda

Warm Up
Literature Circle Discussion
Class Discussion about The Giver In literature, a hook is a compelling first sentence in a novel or chapter that attracts readers into the story. Reread the first sentence of The Giver. How does this hook draw you into the novel? A cliffhanger in literature is a term borrowed from silent, serialized films in which a moment of suspense or tension ends an episode. In a book, a cliffhanger is usually placed at the end of a chapter to encourage the reader to continue reading. What is the cliffhanger at the end of Chapter two? Why do you think the author used a cliffhanger in this place? Warm Up
The sharing of dreams are a part of the Morning Ritual in The Giver. Do you remember your dreams? Is there a dream you remember well? Do you think dreams can be warnings like the one Lily might have had? Why or why not? SWBAT: Discuss important concepts from their novel in Literature Circles.

Warm up
Literature Circle
Class discussion about The Giver Why were Gabe's eyes of such interest to Jonas? How did Lily react to the new word "hippo"? Why did she react this way? Why did Jonas risk the humiliation of public chastisement for taking an apple from the recreation area? Why was Jonas interested in finding out where Roberto went upon release? What effect did the pills have on Jonas and the other people who took them? Why do you think all adults were required to take them? What do you think was the social status of Birthmothers, or biological mothers, in the community? Why do you think they were given this status? Do you think the lives of the elderly were better or worse than they are in our society today? Why do you think that life in the community seemed to run so smoothly? Do you think there were any disadvantages to this? What do you think Jonas had witnessed when he tossed the apple to Asher? Under what circumstances was Gabriel allowed a second year of Nurturing? Why do you think the community made this exception to the rules? Do you think this was wise? What do you think was the difference between "release" and "loss" in the sense that the community used these words? What was the significance of the bicycles that were given to the Nines? Why was Jonas skeptical that anyone might be unhappy with life in the community? Why had Asher been punished for confusing the words "snack" and "smack"? What did this punishment reveal about the community What set the Ceremony of Twelve apart from all the other age ceremonies? Why did the community make the distinction between "selection" for Receiver of Memory and "Assignment" for all other occupations? What was unusual about the appearance of the bearded Elder? What was significant about this characteristic? Why was Jonas chosen to be the next Receiver of Memory? Do you think twelve-year-olds are ready to choose their future careers? In what ways are twelve-year-olds in our society tracked into their future careers? What life assignment would you like if you lived in Jonas' community? How did Jonas feel after receiving his adult Assignment and why did he feel this way? What did Asher's hesitation in congratulating Jonas indicate? Which item in the list of duties and responsibilities frightened Jonas? Why did this frighten him? Why was the concept of pain beyond Jonas' comprehension? How did he know this was about to change? What was unique about the Annex? At first, why did Jonas misinterpret the Receiver's job of transmitting memories of the past? Why was the transmittal of the memory of snow so exhausting to the old man? What does this reveal about the community? What two lessons did Jonas learn about the sun? Why did the Giver appear a little sad at the end of the first day of training? What did the Giver mean when he told Jonas that honor is not the same as power? What do you think is the most severe pain and what might cause this? Why do you think the Receiver of Memory was passing his job on to Jonas? Which do you think is better - unpredictability or sameness? How did Jonas' relationship with his parents and friends change after he received his Life Assignment? How did the Giver explain the visual phenomena that Jonas witnessed? What did this reveal about the community? Why did the community relinquish the ability to perceive color? Why was it important for the Receiver of Memory to have the Capacity to See Beyond? Why did Jonas refer to Gabe as his little brother? Could this be true? Why did The Giver warn Jonas about having a spouse and children? Why was The Giver bitter? What do you think the community gained and lost by removing choices? What do you think might be gained and lost in our own society by relinquishing choices? The Giver said, "Maybe your wisdom will come much more quickly than mine." Do you think Jonas' wisdom will come more quickly and what will Jonas do with his wisdom? Was it right for Jonas to try to make Asher see colors or to tell Lily about real elephants? What do you think The Giver will transmit to Jonas to give him his first real impression of pain? How was Jonas' second experience with snow unlike the first? Why did the Giver offer Jonas this experience? According to The Giver, why did Jonas have to receive and store memories of pain? What did this suggest about the community? Why did the Giver apologize to Jonas after sharing the memory of war? Why were Jonas and his father worried about Gabriel's fretfulness at night? How did Jonas try to solve this problem? Why did the Memory of grandparents disturb Jonas? Why couldn't Jonas' parents answer their son's questions about love? Do you think that experiences of great happiness and individual achievement compensate for experiences of pain and hardship? If you could give someone a gift of your most treasured memory, what would it be? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the family unit in Jonas' community as compared to the family as we know it in our society? Why do you think Jonas told his first lie to his parents? How did Jonas' range of emotions differ from those of his family and friends? How did Jonas react to the children's war games? Why do you think Lowry placed the children's game of war shortly after Jonas received the memory of war Why did Jonas feel powerless and alone when Fiona and Asher rode off on their bicycles? Why did the community refer to the former Receiver-in-training as a failure? How did this failure affect the rules that applied to Jonas? What shocked Jonas when he viewed his father "releasing" one of the newborn twins? What did Jonas learn about the community's prohibition against lying? What feelings do you think Jonas had about his father and the rules under which the community lived after watching the Ceremony of Release of the newborn twin? Did you sympathize with Rosemary? Do you think she was brave or cowardly? Do you think The Giver was guilty for the failure involving the former Receiver-in-training? Why would Fiona, a trainee in the care of the old, probably accept the practice of releasing the old? Why was The Giver now ready to make a plan for change? Why would Jonas' departure from the community lead to possible change? Why did The Giver decide to stay behind to help the community? Do you think he made the right decision? Why did Jonas and The Giver choose the December Ceremony as the time to implement their plan? Why do you think The Giver waited until they had made their plan to tell Jonas that Rosemary was his daughter? What do you think are the weaknesses in the plan devised by The Giver and Jonas? Do you think it will succeed? How did Father's sweet, sing-song voice affect Jonas on their last evening together? What would have happened to Jonas and Gabe if the searchers found them? In what way was Jonas handicapped by his early departure? How was Jonas able to use memories to foil the search planes? In what other ways did memories help Jonas during the Journey? How was Jonas able to recall their destination from a memory of his own? What might have been the source of the music that Jonas thought he heard behind him? Was the reader led to believe that Gabe could survive in a different kind of community? Why do you think the author ended the story as Jonas was still traveling toward his destination? What questions did the author leave unanswered at the end of the book? How did you interpret the ending? Did you approve of the ending?
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