Final Project Options for The Giver. Choose
ONE of the following options. The Project is due Tuesday, 2/8/11.
Remember your main purpose: To show your knowledge of
Option 1. What's Up with That Ending? (75)
Many people are "dissatisfied" with the ending of
The Giver. Or they don't get it. What happened? Did they die? You tell
us. In a well organized essay of at least 600 words, explain the ending
of The Giver as you understand it. Make sure you have read
Lois Lowry's speech at the end of the book, to see some theories others
have had. The final product should look like this:
I. Summarize the ending as it is in the book.
II. State what you think is happening.
III. Explain, in detail, each part of the ending, and
what you think it means. Use evidence from the book.
IV. Rebut possible objections. What might people say
against your theory? What answers do you have?
V. Conclusion. Restate your main points.
Option 2. A-Z Book! (60)
Option 3. Book Cover! (60)
26 sentences—A-Z—that "capture" the book and
its characters, themes, plot, lessons to be learned, etc.
Illustrate/illuminate each sentence.
Bonus for good use of vocabulary words.
Option 4. Letter from Jonas. (60)
Flap 1: Summary—include at least two quotes. (200 words+)
Flap 2: Review—why should someone read this book, what
can we learn from it? (300 words +)
Back: A teaser quote, blurbs, and graphic
Front: Title, author, appropriate (original) graphic
Assume that Jonas successfully escaped the Community
to somewhere else. Write a letter, dated one year later, to the Community
from Jonas. The letter should be at least 600 words long and include:
Where Jonas is and how he's doing.
His explanation to the Community for his reasons for doing
what he did.
Two pieces of advice from Jonas to the Community.
A message for the Giver.