Daily Archives: October 2, 2022

Free Giver Chapter 1 Review Game


This FREE The Giver Review Game for Chapter 1 is the perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students fully engage with Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

The review game for chapter 1 includes 29 quality and varied questions that reinforce students’ understanding.  Questions asked are based on:  

❒ Symbolism

❒ Irony

❒ Foreshadow

❒ Literary elements

❒ Plot 

❒ Characters

❒ Themes

❒ Quotes

❒ Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

Students will answer questions correctly to find their way through various challenges in this breakout-style game.  Students will solve mysteries, find clues, complete challenges, and answer questions to review the novel.   Everyone wins when they are learning and having fun!

This mystery-themed breakout review game provides a teacher guide and answer key.

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work independently. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, facilitating discussions and class activities.

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out The Giver Game Bundle – save money and have fun!

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ The Chrysalids Game Bundle

The Outsiders Game Bundle

❒ Check out my other Interactive Games

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Yearbook Pacing Guide, Curriculum Map, Digital Format”

by Julie Faulkner
9th – 12th Grade

This resource is designed to serve as a suggested pacing guide for an entire curriculum for a Yearbook/Journalism course. 

With each unit that progresses through the creation of a yearbook publication, you will find links to ready-to-go resources that I’ve created and sell, although I’m offering this guide completely free.  Whether you select my materials or not, this guide can help you make your own selections and curriculum for teaching/creating a yearbook.

This guide also works with any publisher.

The pacing is based on a traditional time schedule; however, since it is completely editable, you can make changes as needed for other schedules.

Download the file to receive a “force copy” link that will guide you to storing the map right in your own Google Drive.

Get my full year Yearbook Curriculum here!

Find my entire British Literature Curriculum with ready-to-go resources here.

If you also teach American Literature, I have a curriculum map for that as well.

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For more ideas and inspiration:

Faulkner’s Fast Five Blog

Julie’s Classroom Stories on Instagram

Julie’s Classroom Stories on Facebook

Teaching Middle and High School English Facebook Group

Yearbook and Journalism Facebook Group


Terms of Use: Created by Julie Faulkner, 2020

Please, one classroom use only. This license is nontransferable. Not eligible for online environments unless password protected. Posting openly online is prohibited. No part of this resource can be used for commercial purposes, altered, or resold. This work is my original work, and taking portions of it to create something else for resale is prohibited.


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