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Lesson 25: Analyze how Jonas’ perspective about release differs from the community

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Students will read and discuss Chapter 19 of The Giver, and determine the meaning of “release” within Jonas’ community based on evidence from the text. They will examine word choice and connotations to analyze Jonas’ feelings and perspective about release and the community.

Additional Notes:

  • These lessons have you read Chapters 17-19 aloud as students follow along with a printed copy. The material in these chapters can be sensitive. This allows the teacher to handle any questions or comments with maturity.

  • Chapter 19 includes a scene where Jonas watches a release. This content may be upsetting to students.