Lesson plan

Lesson 1: Examine Word Connotations and Analyze Setting

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards L.7.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/5
teaches Common Core State Standards L.7.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/4
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.9.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1

Lesson 1: Examine Word Connotations and Analyze Setting

Students will begin to read Chapter 1 of The Giver, determine word meanings and their connotations, and analyze the text’s setting. This lesson provides some context and fodder for the following lesson, in which students will be introduced to the unit essential question.

A downloadable audio recording of The Giver is available here.