Lesson plan

Lesson 39: Introducing the Extension Task: Determine Themes of IR Novels, Compare to "The Giver"

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/1
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 W.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1

Lesson 39: Introducing the Extension Task: Determine Themes of IR Novels, Compare to "The Giver"

Students will review the Extension Task directions and expectations. In groups, they will discuss their independent reading novels to determine themes the texts convey. They will also begin to compare those themes to The Giver in preparation for the multimedia component of their Extension Task.

A downloadable audio recording of The Giver is available here.

Additional Notes:

Prior to the lesson, review the themes of the novels that your students have read for their independent reading selections. As needed, consult online resources like Shmoop.com or Spark Notes for a quick summary of themes for texts your students have read.