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The Giver by Lois Lowry


Twelve year old Jonas lives in a futuristic world where prejudice, war, hunger, crime, as well as the freedom to select a spouse has been eliminated. Jonas is chosen by the Elders to receive memories from the past. These memories come from the time before free will was removed from the society. Will Jonas be able to handle the memories of pain and war? Will these memories change Jonas? Read Lois Lowry's novel The Giver  to see how Jonas's world is turned upside down by the past.

Samples from The Giver Book Unit

Chapters 1-2


Skill Lessons

Context Clues PowerPoint with 1 Minute Timer
(2010 Version)

Context Clues PowerPoint with 2 Minute Timer
(1997-2003 Version)

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The Giver Book Unit.



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