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The Giver: Middle School Novel Study Summer Camp

Elissa Pugh, MA & MEd
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In this engaging week long camp, students will read, discuss, reflect, and explore The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Class Experience

5 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Lois Lowry, The Giver quartet, and the dystopian genre
Lesson 2
Descriptive Language & Figurative Language Types of Conflict in Literature
Lesson 3
Character Motivation Sequencing
Lesson 4
Compare and Contrast/Venn Diagram
Lesson 5
Text Evidence Symbolism Elements of Plot
  • Learners will make predictions while reading, examine elements of plot, analyze character traits and motivation, assess genre, and explore theme and symbolism.
Besides over twenty years of teaching experience, I have specialized training and professional development in inclusivity and sensitivity in teaching.  My background is in Montessori education, and peace education is a major tenet of the Montessori philosophy.  My Montessori 6-9 certification, Montessori 12-18 certification, and Montessori Education Master's all included extensive work in peace education, conflict resolution, and inclusivity training. 

I am always available to help you with conversations that may arise at home as well.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Every night the learner will have chapters to read and discussion questions to prepare.
Learners will need a copy of The Giver. All reading will be completed as homework (including chapters before the class start date).  Discussions will take place in the Outschool classroom.  There will be handouts and assignments that work best if printed, but a printer is not required.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined November, 2019
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education from Xavier University
Master's Degree in English from Belmont University

I'm excited to teach English, Language Arts, and Social Studies through Outschool.  I've been teaching in one form or another for over twenty years. I have taught all ages from early childhood to adult in public, private, and higher... 


Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
3-10 learners per class

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