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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.

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Chapters 1-5

This file has multiple choice and short answer questions for Chapters 1 through 5 of the novel, The Giver.
5th through 8th Grades
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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.
5th through 8th Grades
Print and cut out the 20 vocabulary cards for chapters 1 through 5 to review the vocabulary words. Laminate the cards to reuse them over and over.
5th through 8th Grades
Write a short description of the scene in the illustration. In the picture, a smiling young girl is looking at a baby boy.
5th through 8th Grades

Chapters 6-10

This worksheet has questions for chapters 6 through 10 of the novel.
5th through 8th Grades
Choose the best definition for the words exuberant, congregated, meticulously, invariably, and dismayed.
5th through 8th Grades
Have your students review vocabulary words from chapters 6-10 with these printable vocabulary cards. Words include: meticulously,congregated, exuberant, dismayed, and invariably.
5th through 8th Grades

Chapters 11-14

This is a reading comprehension check for chapters 11 through 14 of the book.
5th through 8th Grades
Fill in the missing letters to complete each vocabulary word. Words include relinquished, fleeting, quizzically, parched, and imploring.
5th through 8th Grades
There are 10 vocabulary cards in this printable with five word cards and five definition cards to study from.
5th through 8th Grades

Chapters 15-19

This worksheet has 8 comprehension questions for students to answer.
5th through 8th Grades
Vocabulary words for these chapters include permeated, crimson, ecstatic, solitude, and glimpse.
5th through 8th Grades
Print and cut out these vocabulary cards to study words from chapters 15-19 including: ecstatic, crimson, permeated, glimpse, and solitude.
5th through 8th Grades

Chapters 20-23

This reading comp sheet covers the final three chapters of the book.
5th through 8th Grades
Match the vocabulary words with the correct definitions. Words for these chapters include anguished, solace, inconsiderate, frazzled, emphatically, augmented, taut, haphazard, perils, and mimicked.
5th through 8th Grades
There are twenty vocabulary cards in this file to be printed and cut out to use for reviewing the vocabulary words from chapters 20 through 23.
5th through 8th Grades

Whole Book

This file contains multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions to use with the Lois Lowry novel, The Giver.
5th through 8th Grades
This puzzle has hidden words related to The Giver. Word list includes Jonas, Fiona, Gabriel, memories, rules, ceremony, release, sameness, and community.
5th through 8th Grades
A set of four bookmarks for use with the book, The Giver.
5th through 8th Grades

Literature Circles

After reading the assigned chapters, the question leader formulates open-ended discussion questions to share with the reading group.
5th through 8th Grades
The summarizer's task is to write a short plot summary of the assigned chapters from the book.
5th through 8th Grades
When he meets with the literature circle group, the illustrator shares a picture he's drawn of a scene from the reading assignment.
5th through 8th Grades
The word wizard's task is to search for unusual or challenging vocabulary words from the assigned chapters and define them.
5th through 8th Grades
The RLC's job is to explain how events in the story mirror events that happen in real life.
5th through 8th Grades
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.
5th through 8th Grades

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