Lesson 7: Pain

Getting Started

In today's chapters Jonas receives painful memories from The Giver. How do you think he will respond to these memories?

Stuff You Need

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

Ideas to Think About

  • How can societal changes have both positive and negative outcomes?

Things to Know

  • An adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun.
  • Symbolism is a device in which a writer uses an object, person, word, phrase, sentence, etc. to stand for or represent something else.


  • Describe the function and effect of common literary devices, such as symbolism and imagery. (LA)
  • Use complete simple and compound sentences. (LA)

Introducing the Lesson

Ask your child to share his thoughts about the novel. Ask him what he likes about the book and if there is anything that confuses or disturbs him. Ask him if he would recommend it to his friends and why or why not.

Reading and Questions

Materials: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Reading and Questions
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