TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #05/06/2019
Unit of InstructionReading FSA/The Giver
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts

LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To build background knowledge on the text and its themes
  2. To use context clues to define vocabulary
  3. To make predictions and check their accuracy using textual evidence
  4. To explain how the narrative reveals character traits
  5. To understand setting and the role it will play in the narrative
  6. To identify themes, motifs, symbols and find evidence to support them
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: predicting and summarizing; free writing on themes

anticipation guide

vocabulary: defining with context clues and checking for accuracy

Read the novel (some teacher-read, some popcorn reading, some silently and independently, some homework)

Class discussion on characters, setting, and themes

Assignments Due

Chapters 1-5 Vocabulary in Flipbook

Differences Writing

Additional Resources


The Giver by Lois Lowry


The Giver Interactive Flipbook