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Novel Study: The Giver


A study and exploration of choices within society and different societal structures, using the dystopian novel The Giver. Pupils will develop their critical thinking skills by discussing the term ‘society’ and exploring whether an ‘ideal society’ is achievable for humanity.

Unit aims:

  • To select and make inferences from a variety of supporting quotations
  • To accurately use punctuation when quoting
  • To identify key details in a text through skimming and scanning
  • To track and trace the development of the theme rules and control/choices
  • To track and trace plot and character developments
  • To consider the generic influence of the Dystopian

Example Key Words


A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.


The community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organisations.


Conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of (a state, organization, or people) with authority.


An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.


Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal


Relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.

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