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.