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The Giver eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 14
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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Lois Lowry’s The Giver before you begin teaching. Teaching The Giver to your students will give them insight into themes exploring the nature of empathy, the discovery of self, and the compromises individuals make to be part of society.


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