The Giver Novel Study

This page has printable resources to use with Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver. Activities include vocabulary review, reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, and a puzzle.

Chapters 1-5
This file has multiple choice and short answer questions for Chapters 1 through 5 of the novel, The Giver.
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In this matching activity, students will choose the correct definitions for the words palpable, anxiously, distraught, eager, apprehensive, rituals, pondered, disposition, transgression, and unison.
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Write a short description of the scene in the illustration. In the picture, a smiling young girl is looking at a baby boy.
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Chapters 6-10
This worksheet has questions for chapters 6 through 10 of the novel.
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Choose the best definition for the words exuberant, congregated, meticulously, invariably, and dismayed.
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Chapters 11-14
This is a reading comprehension check for chapters 11 through 14 of the book.
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Fill in the missing letters to complete each vocabulary word. Words include relinquished, fleeting, quizzically, parched, and imploring.
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Chapters 15-19
This worksheet has 8 comprehension questions for students to answer.
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Vocabulary words for these chapters include permeated, crimson, ecstatic, solitude, and glimpse.
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Chapters 20-23
This reading comp sheet covers the final three chapters of the book.
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Match the vocabulary words with the correct definitions. Words for these chapters include anguished, solace, inconsiderate, frazzled, emphatically, augmented, taut, haphazard, perils, and mimicked.
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Whole Book
This file contains multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions to use with the Lois Lowry novel, The Giver.
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This puzzle has hidden words related to The Giver. Word list includes Jonas, Fiona, Gabriel, memories, rules, ceremony, release, sameness, and community.
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A set of four bookmarks for use with the book, The Giver.
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Literature Circles
After reading the assigned chapters, the question leader formulates open-ended discussion questions to share with the reading group.
5th through 7th Grades
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The summarizer's task is to write a short plot summary of the assigned chapters from the book.
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When he meets with the literature circle group, the illustrator shares a picture he's drawn of a scene from the reading assignment.
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The word wizard's task is to search for unusual or challenging vocabulary words from the assigned chapters and define them.
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The RLC's job is to explain how events in the story mirror events that happen in real life.
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This worksheet can be used as a cover to your literature circle packet. It includes spaces for name, date, and the names of the other reading group members.
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