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Book Club: The Giver

In this book club, students will read the fascinating science-fiction novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry. This book has become a standard for middle schoolers.
Beth Lanthier
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year olds
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Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
45 minutes per class

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This class is taught in English.
I have taught this book to middle schoolers for many years. Some of the topics can be very sensitive, but I always prepare students for what they will be reading. I am very careful and considerate with each learner as they contemplate these topics. I have never had an issue with teaching this book, as I am very hands-on and very honest and open with these topics. 
Students will be required to have read the assigned chapters per week. This is approximately 55 pages per week. Students are also expected to annotate and/or answer the questions as they read.
Students will need their own copy of The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Students should also print out the guided questions and vocabulary from the Google Classroom before reading the chapters.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Topics addressed are: the coming of age, loss of innocence, care of the elderly and the newly born, death, assisted suicide, euthanasia,  and memories. I will introduce the dystopian fiction elements of sameness, blind consent from all citizens, distrust of the outside world, and constant government surveillance of civilians.


Beth Lanthier
Lives in the United States
All About Mrs. L
80 total reviews
86 completed classes

About Me

Hello!!. My name is Mrs. Beth Lanthier.

I taught elementary school (grades 2-8) for twenty years. My Master's Degree is in Reading and Language Arts - and that is my passion. My favorite moments are when kids who don't like to write, begin to... 
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