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The Giver
The Giver | Lois Lowry
Now a major motion picture!The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.
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MissYaremcio
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Now that I am a teacher, I will be only teaching K9 studies until further notice..... just kidding - had to show off the dog and the stack of new reads I picked up from the library!

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Samara_Kipnis
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Is it possible to love a book more every time you read it? Honestly, I thought I would get sick of it, teaching it every year, but the opposite is true. Each year with my students it‘s a new experience as we read the book together. This year, the boys were silent during Chapter 23. The girls cried when the twin was released. The principal added to our discussion, saying of course Jonas made it Elsewhere, because she believes in the power of hope.

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Ladygodiva7
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Never read this before, so far it‘s good!

marleed Oh it‘s a must read, I think! 3w
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chicken w rice
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Genre:Utopia/dystopia/fiction
Date Started:October 10
Date Completed:October 19
How did you choose this book:The Giver was given the John Newbery medal, books with medals tend to have a good reputation.
Write a brief summary of the novel:The Giver follows the story of a child by the name of Jonas who lives in a utopia. Jonas is given a special job was chosen specifically for him. Jonas discovers truths and secrets which are not meant to be known.

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Reee
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The Giver is a novel about a so called “utopia“. Or at least that's what people would believe it to be, if they remember. The main character is Jonas, whom has special talents among his peers. He is different because of his intelligence.
Genre: Science fiction, Dystopian Literature
Why I picked it: I've heard about it from my sister, it was a novel we also read in Grade 8.
Date started: 11/15/19
Date finished: 11/21/19

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ErraticElle
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An incredibly good dystopian middle grade & I definitely enjoyed reading it. However, I wasn't really a big fan of the ending. I appreciate the approach of it & the writing was definitely good. It just wasn't enough. However, I liked the writing & the creation of the dystopian world enough that I will be continuing on with the series. Lois Lowry continues to be a middle grade author I wish I would have read as a child. Better late than never...

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Scochrane26
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Days 15 & 16 of #adventrecommends I read The Giver several years ago & loved it. I‘m sure most Littens have read it but thought I‘d recommend for those who haven‘t or want to re-read. I finally read Oryx and Crake earlier this year, as usual, was amazed at Margaret Atwood‘s imagination and story-telling ability. @emilyrose_x

Moonprismpower I loved The Giver. Although it could have been a stand-alone I didn‘t care for the rest of the books. So I‘m kind of glad they kept it to just one movie too (except the fact they wrote out the birth mother character). 1mo
Scochrane26 @Moonprismpower I never have read the others but always think about it when I see the set. Glad I‘m not missing out. I never watched the movie, so many people didn‘t like it. 1mo
Freespirit Haven‘t read either book but they look good! 1mo
Moonprismpower The movie was good. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep!!! Taylor Swift for like two seconds thank goodness they didn‘t give her a big part. I take most movie adaptions as separate so that I don‘t compare. It was sweet. I loved the ending. But I get it, I‘m big into really bad cheesy B movies that most people think are terrible. 1mo
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Jonas
Jonas lives in a society and it is run by elders and their old ways.(rules and traditions) Jonas become the memory receiver with his manners. GIves hims authority.
The Giver teaches Jonas all about war, colour, pain, also love. In the community no one understand anything or for their reasons, no one questions anything either. Elders make decisions for others.
Gabe and Jonas end up experiencing cold, starvation, fear.

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Buechersuechtling
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I was so much looking forward to this – but then this error notification appeared.

I tried it over and over again but it won‘t download or play. *sigh*

I will wait until my period of loan ends and then try it again. I don‘t give up @TamTracy ‼️

JacqMac That‘s frustrating! 2mo
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sbombasi
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This SF 1994 Newbery Medal winner novel by Lois Lowry tells about a 12-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a dystopian society that is colorless, ideal, free of crime and sadness. At that age, children are assigned jobs/roles, which they will train and do for the rest of their lives limiting the choice of an individual. The society is controlled by rules and tradition of the Elders.

sbombasi Jonas wanted change and made a sacrificial choice for the good of the community. This would be good IR/LC read.

This lesson plan allows students to think deeper about philosophical issues like the book, students would share their own experiences of distinctive memories growing up, have discussions about them and reflect on self-assessment.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p...
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sbombasi The UDL principle 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection along with EL #4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge align well with this. #ucflae3414f19 2mo
Jewelwinkler I saw the movie and I really loved it so I‘m guess the book is better! Definitely adding this to my reading list 2mo
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leximcmillin I love this book! The movie was also really good, great UDL principle!! 2mo
kradebaugh I did this book as welll. Such a great book. 2mo
Shannyblake Jewel, this is a very detailed post that provides plenty of resources! I would love to read this book 😄 2mo
CPettersen I also had this book! The story is so amazing and full of good lessons to teach. Awesome post! 2mo
DrSpalding From the beginning your posts have been detailed and included all of the required elements. You made excellent book 1mo
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kradebaugh
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This science fiction book written by Lois Lowry was a Newbery award winner. the book is about a young boy named Jonas living in a dystopian society where there is no pain and everyone is assigned a role. Jonas, at his thirteenth birthday, is given the honor of becoming the next receiver of memory and begins to uncover the truth about his society. I think this book would be good for a literature circle or a read aloud. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh UDL 3.1 Activate and supply background knowledge and 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols. ESOL I would break the text down and associate pictures with words and pair with a partner 2mo
haleyklein I did this book as well how cool! Such a good read, I love your insight on the tools to make this better in a class room! Thank you for your share! 2mo
Tinks I have heard about this book and was told it was a must read. Will definitely look into it. It reminds me of the hunger games. 2mo
DrSpalding Resource? This is a quartet, or a series with four books that all are fantastic! These could be used in the upper elementary grades and of course in middle school. 1mo
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CPettersen
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What an amazing story! I completely understand why this book won a Newbery award. Jonas is a young boy in a dystopian society where there is no pain and everyone is assigned a role. Jonas, at his thirteenth birthday, is given the honor of becoming the next receiver of memory and begins to uncover the truth about his society. This book would best be taught through LC, as this book provokes a lot of conversation and thought. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen One could use UDL 7.2 to foster interest in this book and build understanding in why we read and learn about dystopian societies and why looking at the values in these fictional societies is so relevant. Also ESOL strategy 45 can be used to compare and contrast Jonas‘s society and our own society to see where we are similar and different and better understand the society that we are living in and the one we are reading about. 2mo
DrSpalding This is an amazing story. It would be interesting to compare the dystopian society in the book with our current society. You continue to align the universal design and English learner strategies well. 1mo
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Camrynm
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The SF novel, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry won the John Newbery Medal and is a perfect LC novel for your 6-8th grade classrooms. Jonas lives in this perfect world where there is no sadness or heart-ache and everyone is happy. Everyone fears of December though because that is when each 12 year old receives their assignment. Jonas is sad to receive his assignment of “The Giver.“ Come along with him on his new life journey. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 43: Have students underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignments. Throughout this novel, it can be easy for kids to get lost in the text. This strategy will help the students keep up with the novel. The UDL principle I would use would be 5.3: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. 2mo
Camrynm This lesson plan is great for your 6-8th grade students: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p... 2mo
DrSpalding Excellent English learner alignment. Understanding vocabulary while reading is imperative to comprehension. Your posts are thoughtful and detailed. Very nicely done! 1mo
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How cool is that‼️ Thanks to @TamTracy and her review I searched my library for it. And look, what I found: The audiobook.

I borrowed it right away and will listen to it when I finished my current one, “Elisabeth wird vermisst”.

Really looking forward to this trouvaille. 😃

TamTracy ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Buechersuechtling @TamTracy Thank you. 🙇🏽‍♀️ Ain‘t this another proof of Litsy‘s magic❓ And it‘s nice to see you happy about me being happy. 😄 2mo
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TamTracy
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I can‘t believe I have never read this book! It‘s a wonderful portrayal of a “utopian” society where everyone follows very strict unquestioned rules and the focus is “sameness”. It isn‘t until Jonas is selected as the next receiver of memories at age 12 that things aren‘t always as they seem and it‘s realized that there really are no “perfect” societies. It reminds people not to take the little things in life for granted. A new fav. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kaila-ann One of my absolute favorites ❤️ 2mo
TamTracy @Kaila-ann ♥️ 2mo
LoverOfLearning I like your description of the book. I loved it as a kid and I just reread it earlier this year. I didnt quite love it as much as I did as a kid. Maybe because of the ending where Jonas ran away and how they "transferred" the babies, the elderly, the sick, and the criminals. Idk but it definitely makes you think about your own morals and what life would be life if important things were hidden from us. 2mo
TamTracy @LoverOfLearning Thanks! It‘s just a book that made me think. All the complaining we do and we take a LOT for granted. 2mo
LoverOfLearning @TamTracy okay yeah I can gather that from this book. 2mo
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em_lemo
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Another amazing book. This was a requirement to read when I was in grade school, but I forgot some of the story so I decided to reread it. Easy to say that I will not be forgetting this story again. This story is easy to relate to.
Aside from this, I think that the writing of the book is perfect for those that may be gradually working towards more mature writing styles. The morals that are taught throughout this book are subtle but necessary.

em_lemo Published in 1993, the giver has many lines and sayings throughout that I find important and meaningful. One of my absolute favorites is,
“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music...“
I like this quote because I find music to be such an important part of my life, and this book puts some of the things such as seeing color and hearing music, into perspective for people; Making readers reflect and be grateful.
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ccipriati
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This tear-jerking, futuristic, science fiction novel written by Lois Lowry is a winner of the John Newbery Award. The novel is about a 12-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a Utopian or allegedly perfect society and, because of his brilliance, was selected by the Elders to be the Receiver of Memory. As such, he gains wisdom in the form of many memories.

ccipriati He soon, however, becomes increasingly upset with many of the rules, especially those involved with the killing of babies. Even though the society aims for fairness and equality, Jonas realizes that by society taking away people‘s choices in favor of sameness, the society isn‘t perfect and certainly not a place he wants to live. Jonas then breaks some laws and leaves to Elsewhere, where he hopes to find hope and freedom. 3mo
ccipriati This is a great book that could be incorporated into a literature circle or for partner reading. It is also challenging and can be useful in developing lesson plans around critical thinking skills. 3mo
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 9.3 which is the strategy intended to develop self-assessment and reflection. While the students are reading this book, they should self-reflect on how the society portrayed in the book is different and/or the same as ours in America. 3mo
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #2, which is intended to promote cooperation (small groups). This can be done while the students are in their literature circle groups. Assign a task for each of the students to complete while reading the book, Ex: summarizer, illustrator, setting tracker, etc. 3mo
ccipriati This link provides a great lesson plan that goes along with The Giver. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p 3mo
DrSpalding Quality resource for this powerful book. Did you know it is a quartet? There are four books in the series and they are all quite powerful. Lowry continued to write the series based on public response. 1mo
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#2: This book is about an 11-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a dystopian society that has removed suffering, terror, war, and hate. They spend their last years being nurtured for in the House of Old until they get, “released” from society. The pacing of this book was slow but it really made you think. If you like books that are dystopian/futuristic, I feel like you‘ll love this book.

MissYaremcio I am glad you liked this book! It's one of my all time favourites! Keep up the great work! 3mo
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The Giver by Louis Lowry is a SF novel, awarded with a Newbery Medal Winner. It is about a boy, Jonas, who lives in a utopian society and finds himself realizing his town isn't as perfect as he thought when he becomes The Receiver of Memory. This book makes for a great shared reading. To further discussion use this: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p... for grades 6-8.

GroeningsC UDL principal: 3.2 connecting and building relationships about aspects of the book
ESOL: 6, monitoring students as they work on the lesson plan
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DrSpalding Same comments in regards to explaining your resource a bit more. This is such a powerful book and could be used as a literature circle opportunity. 1mo
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haleyklein
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This SF, by Louis Lowery is definitely for a specific kind. I was so glad to finally have had the opportunity to read this story and dive into Jonas‘ world of a futuristic society that he lives in. This is a great book for more of a secondary classroom! #UCFLAE3414f19

haleyklein This book would be great for LC it would invite interesting conversations! Here is a lesson plan that would promote examining the plot and contrasting characters https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p.... The UDL principles that align are 1.1 & 5.1 and the EL strategies I would use are 1, 2 & 9 to help better assist with the lesson plan! 3mo
DrSpalding You have utilized high-quality resources Haley! Reading is fundamental, scholastic and RWT… Very well done. 1mo
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The Giver, a SF, written by Lois Lowry, is a Newbery Medalist. Jonas lives in a society that is being controlled by The Elders who have strict rules and traditions. Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory and quickly becomes upset with all the rules and traditions society wants to follow. Read the book to find out more about Jonas journey to make people remember and for a free society. This book would be good for a PR. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone In this lesson plan, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/memories-matter-g... students are given a story map to analyze characters, plot and setting. Students then go on to write their own descriptive memoirs. 3mo
JRone UDL strategy 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information would be helpful to keep track of everything that goes on in the story. ESOL strategy #44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize will allow ELs to write or speak their understanding of the book and give them the opportunity to guess what Jonas will do next. 3mo
Tinks I heard that this book is really good and it seems as if it is. Will look into it. 2mo
DrSpalding This book is a wonderful book to truly study the narrative elements of story as you noted with your resource. 1mo
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Kyle Donahue
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“If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.”

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Kyle Donahue
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This book would be a great read for older kids, and not kids younger than 5th grade. I believe that most of them would have a hard time understanding the concept of the story.

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Kyle Donahue
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Read the Full Book- This book was a great read for young children. It was set in a community like no other. Every person is assigned a specific role in life. The main character, Jonas, is given a special role. The plot of this story is very original, though elements of the story do relate to real life in many parts of the story. This story remains consistent with the story line given.

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AleciaM
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This SF novel by Lois Lowry is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a utopian society where everything is the same. Jonas was give the career as the Give and inherited all the memories. He now see the world differently. I would use this novel as a LC or IR. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM I would use #6 Continually monitor students' comprehension as and ESOL strategy, and 8.2 or 6.1 for UDL as this book can be a little much for both ESOL and ESE students. http://thegiverlessonplans.com/category/teaching-resources/ 3mo
DrSpalding Did you know that this is a quartet of books… There are four in the series! I highly recommend all of them. They are very intriguing and certainly could be used to monitor student comprehension. 1mo
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elisaschwass
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“The worst part of holding memories is not the pain. It‘s the lonliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

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elisaschwass
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It is crazy to see that one person holds all power of memories between things that are happy and sad.

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elisaschwass
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The Giver by Lois Lowry was written in 1993. This book has always been my favorite and I loved reading it again. The whole story line is what draws you in and keeps you wanting to read. If you love stories about a dystopian societies this is the book for you. This book can teach kids the important of emotions and expressing yourself. Overall one of my favorite books!

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“Suddenly he perceived the word for it: sunshine. He perceived that it came from the sky. Then it ended“... “Before sameness. Before climate control, Jonas added“.

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Abby_Karagory
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It's definitely a mind-boggling story when you get down to it. These types of books honestly always me second guess the society we live in because th imagery of this book is so vivid. I think everyone can agree that the first time Jonas has the memory of sledding- that's a staple point within the book because he can have all these sensory experiences he had never had before.

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Abby_Karagory
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AMAZING CLASSIC. The Newbery award-winning chapter book was published in 1993. I remember reading this book in 7th grade. It was my first “dystopian“ society themed book. Then it was extremely complicated to understand, so it definitely is better for the more mature or older children. The story of 12-year-old Jonas doesn't realize the type of society he lives in until assigned the job of the receiver of memories. An escape that leaves all on edge

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carlypabin
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A classic book that gets your attention instantly. I read the whole thing is less than a day and was thinking about it when not reading it. The justice Jonah wants to bring following receiveing the memories of the past- or our now.

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carlypabin
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a great, classic book! I love the story behind it and the idea of Sameness not being what you think. It is imaginary but I really enjoy it and the possibility that our future could be similar. I‘m not sure if it‘s young enough for the age I want but if I can I want to read it if I teach older grades!

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carlypabin
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a great, classic book! I love the story behind it and the idea of Sameness not being what you think. It is imaginary but I really enjoy it and the possibility that our future could be similar. I‘m not sure if it‘s young enough for the age I want but if I can I want to read it if I teach older grades!

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mack2799
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“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”

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mack2799
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This modern fantasy book would be a targeted book for a group of older children you may teach in the future. It gives off the idea that with the science and technology being gained, possible aspects like this may become existent in the future. It has a plot worth paying attention to and speculates a world that is possible. Its believable and gives kids the idea that its okay to be different.

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mack2799
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This book was one of my absolute favorites growing up! Its about a world like we've never seen, without color. Kids must pick attributes the feel benefit them best and eventually pick a job from that because of the accustoms set in place by elders. It was interesting the plot that took place, especially through the point of view of someone near my own age. I think it is enjoyable to kids and keeps them involved with reading!

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“We have him in the extra care section for supplementary nurturing, but the committees beginning to talk about releasing him.”

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Cd053917
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This book is a great example of an established society. Everyone has their tasks, everything is simple and organized. But it shows a great theme of one person who has the courage to change it all. I will definitely read this in my classroom.

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“The Giver” was written by Lois Lowry in 1993. This book describes a society where you almost act “robot like”. Everyone is assigned a certain job for their life and using emotion words such as “love”, is seen as forbidden language. The main character, Jonas, is assigned the job as the giver, who‘s responsibility is to see what the world was like before their life today. He is supposed to remember the thoughts and chooses to bring back the good.