The Giver and the Importance of Nostalgia

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Narrative writing gains its power from the sensory language writers use to draw readers into their stories. That's the big idea in a instructional activity that asks readers of The Giver to draft a journal entry about an emotional memory from their life. They then redraft the entry without any emotional words or phrases leaving just the facts. Finally, they compare the impact of the two entries.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups an emotion, have them create a cluster of words that range from mild to very intense, and post their work
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires individual copies of Lois Lowry's The Giver
  • Includes suggestions for differentiation and extensions
  • None