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  • 1. THEGIVER ByLois Lowry
  • 2. Name _________________________________________ Period______CHAPTER 1VOCABULARY rasping wheedle apprehensive transgression palpable nurturer distraught dispositionWrite the words in alphabetical order and define.1. _________________________________________________2. __________________________________________________3. __________________________________________________4. __________________________________________________5. __________________________________________________6. __________________________________________________7. __________________________________________________8. __________________________________________________Answer the questions.1. Whose point of view is the story told from? _________________________2. How is Jonas’ family like your family and different from your family ?alike~___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________different~_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS 2 -4VOCABULARY - Write the sentences from the book and define.aptitude (page 15) ~________________________________________________________________________________________________________________chastise (page 20)~ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 3. petulantly (page 22) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________gravitating (page 26) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________chortled (page 33)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________1. Identify these items from the book:Ceremony of OneNamingBicyclesCeremony of NineComfort objectCeremony of Twelve2. What rules does Jonas’s father disobey?3. Why is mother appalled when Lily suggests she’d like to be a birthmother?4. Make a web to describe Jonas.JONAS5.. What is revealed by the reaction to eye color?
  • 4. 6. Why does the apple intrigue Jonas?7. What does this tell us about the society?8. What is the purpose of volunteer hours?9. Why doesn’t Jonas seem to have a niche (role) ? The work you do on the story map must be progressive. You need to work on it continuously as you read the story. Do not fill it in all at once.Story MapCHARACTERS (Write one significant fact about each character):Jonas ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Father___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Mother___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Lily______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Asher____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Fiona____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 5. Committee of Elders________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Chief Elder_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Robert___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Benjamin_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Rosemary________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Giver________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SETTINGS (Include three different important places):Time and Place ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Time and Place ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Time and Place ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Events – (in order)1.2.3.
  • 6. 4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Problem:Solution:CHAPTERS 5-6VOCABULARY infraction dosage interdependence indulgently exuberant chastisement transgressions buoyancyMatch each vocabulary word with its synonym. (similar)_________________________ enthusiastic_________________________ misbehavior_________________________ cheerfulness_________________________ punishment ________________________ violation _________________________ amount__________________________ interconnected__________________________ leniently
  • 7. Answer each question.1. What is the morning ritual?2. What is the difference between loss and release?3. Think of some similes to describe these characters and events:Jonas is like ____________________________________________Asher is like ____________________________________________The Ceremony of Twelve is like________________________________CHAPTERS 7-10VOCABULARY retroactive acquisition apprehensive anguish requisitioned meticulously excruciating exasperated Write the words in alphabetical order and define.1. ____________________________________________________________2. ____________________________________________________________3. ____________________________________________________________4. ____________________________________________________________5. ____________________________________________________________6. ____________________________________________________________7. ____________________________________________________________8. ____________________________________________________________Answer the questions1. How does the ceremony begin?2. What do the numbers mean for each person?
  • 8. 3. What is Jonas’ assignment?4. What is his job?5. How do the others now treat Jonas?6. What happened to the Receiver that failed?7. Why does Jonas find his Receiver rules puzzling?8. What did the Receiver do that upset Jonas?CHAPTERS 11-15In “The Giver” we are introduced to a “PERFECT WORLD.” Using the web map outsome of the attributes (characteristics) of a “PERFECT WORLD”. Using your web,write a short paragraph describing a “PERFECT WORLD.”PERFECT WORLD
  • 9. 1. Why does the Giver say “Forgive me”?2. How does Jonas’ “Perfect World” change when he meets the Giver?CHAPTER 16-19VOCABULARY exasperation expertise luminous imploringMatch the vocabulary word with its synonymSynonyms Vocabulary wordfrustrationskillbrilliantpleadingAnswer the questions1. How does Jonas learn of love?2. What was the story of Rosemary?3. Why does the Giver advise Jonas to stay away from the river?4. What does Jonas learn about what happens during a “Release”?5. How is Gabe proceeding?Create a newspaper want ad for the Receiver of Memories:
  • 10. CHAPTERS 20-23Compare / contrastList five similarities and five differences in Jonas when he was 11 and after heturned 12. Jonas age 11 Jonas age 12 SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCEJonas’s Later LifeWe now feel very familiar with Jonas and his life. Write any questions you may haveabout Jonas’ future below.What do you think happened to the Giver and to Jonas’ family?
  • 11. Utopia ProjectTASKJonas lives in a very different society than ours. What do you consider to be aperfect society? Why? In this Language Arts/Science cross-curricular project,students will create their own utopias. Create your own utopian society. Apply yourknowledge of alternative energies to a habitation and modes of transportation of thefuture. Think about how you will balance personal freedoms and governmentcontrol.Warm-Up1. Look up in the dictionary or class notes the following terms and write down thedefinitions in your own words.Society:Utopia:Logic:Alternative Energy:Fossil Fuels:2. What movies, books or TV shows portray a utopian society?
  • 12. Step IChoose a group secretary. Answer the questions below on a separate sheet ofloose leaf or typed.A. Government • Who will make the rules and how will they be enforced? • How will you decide on leadership? (Vote, royal family, etc.) • What are some of the rules your community will have? • What will happen to someone if they break the rules? • How will your government be different from our current one?B. Education • What will your education system look like? (Grades, ages, etc.) • What subjects will be required? Think about what skills you want emphasized in your community and the jobs you want people to be prepared for. • How will your education system be different from our current one? • What special features will school have to help students learn?C. Employment • What kind of businesses will you have in your society? • How will students be trained for employment? • How will your society be similar and different than the Giver’s? How will it be different from ours?D. Money • How will people be paid? • What type of monetary unit will your society use? How does it compare to our dollar? • How will you provide for those who are unemployed?E. Transportation (Must not use fossil fuels) • What type of transportation will your community use? • What type of public transportation will you provide? (Think about pollution) • Will you have any special means of transportation other than roads?F. Recreation/Entertainment • What types of entertainment will you provide for children? Teenagers? Adults? Elderly? • Will you monitor the entertainment for young children and/or teenagers? • How do you plan to maintain cleanliness and keep up the environment? • What type of clothing will be popular?G. Responsibilities
  • 13. • Will there be responsibilities of children? At what age do children begin to have adult responsibilities? • What will adults’ responsibilities be? What about the elderly? At what point do you consider a person elderly? • What will happen when the elderly can no longer take care of themselves. How will you provide for them?H. Outside Influences • Will you be a self-supporting community (provide your own food, waste disposal, etc) or will you need to get things from outside communities. • If you are self-supporting, what are the things that your community will need to provide for? • If you trade with other countries, what will be your policies about trade? • What kinds of things or services will you get from outside communities? • How does your community feel about allowing visitors or letting members of your community visit other places?I. Alternative Energy • How will you generate electronic power to your buildings? • How will people commute from place to place? • Will you use multiple alternative fuels? Why or why not? • List all of the fuels your society will use. • Explain how each alternative fuel will work in your community.Step IIYou must create the following elements for your utopian community: * answers to all questions and any additional notes. * an 8X10 drawing of a typical home and mode of transport with explanations. * a travel brochure for the community.Step IIIYou must present your community to the class. You’re goal is to convince the classyours is the perfect society and the one they would most want to live in.
  • 14. Utopia Project Grading RubricStep I- All questions must be answered on a piece of loose leaf paper. Theymust be organized, in complete sentences, and neat.Step II- The travel brochure should highlight the best elements of your societyand include multiple persuasive techniques such as logical arguments, appeal tovalues, appeal to emotion, charged words, expert opinion, and statistics. Thepictures should include explanations which are neat, detailed and in completesentences.Step III- The presentation must be creative and engaging. The speakers musthold the attention of the audience with their body language, tone, and clear voice.The presenters (entire group) must all be involved in the presentation andshould make eye contact with the audience. The speakers should stand straightand not fidget or sway while they speak. Name Step I Step II Step III Final 5 Points 10 Points 5 Points Grade Spelling___ PT_____ Speak Louder! Common Neatness___ ____ Mistakes: Neatness___ Sentences___ Don’t lean____ Title____ Don’t read (eye Sentences___ Explain____ contact)____ Voice Inflection_____