As I said in my previous post, I have read The Giver by Lois Lowry before for pleasure, but have never taught the novel. I have also never seen 6th graders read the novel before. At least in public schools, it’s 8th grade that usually reads The Giver. I have just begun re-reading the giver and making notes and highlighting. If anyone has any great sites or information to steer me towards that would be incredibly helpful.
I am also looking for good biblical scripture to make connections with the novel. I don’t have to, but I think it would make for good discussion as we discuss a Utopian society that has no religion or beliefs in love.
We have reached yet another end of the year, and I have so much going on in my life.
First, I apologize that I have not updated in a year. As you will see in my About me page, I had a lot of changes this year. It was a very tough year, and I am excited to say that it is almost over, and I will be heading to a new school this next school year. I plan on blogging more often as I share ideas and my thoughts as I revamp my lesson plans for the upcoming year. I will be leaving public education for a Christian private school, but most things I talk about of course can be used at any school.
I hope you will enjoy reading about this next step in my career, and will continue to give me feedback and suggestions as I already begin to plan what I will do this next year.