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Teachers are Givers Week 2 Winner – Terri Eichholz!

June 16, 2014

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Congratulations to our week two winner: Terri Eichholz of Hidden Forest Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas! Our judges loved Terri's use of cutting-edge technology to teach a "Character Strength Floor Plan" lesson based on The Giver. First, Terri's students discuss the character traits for "The Receiver of Memory" and use The Periodic Table of Character Strengths to describe their own character traits. Next, the students...

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Homeschool parents – We want to hear from you!

June 12, 2014

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Calling all registered homeschool parents! Please don't forget to submit your innovative ideas to the Teachers are Givers contest! One of the most important elements in The Giver is the mentor relationship between The Giver and Jonas. The Giver takes the time to share his knowledge and life experience with Jonas,...

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LeAnne Hernandez: Week One “Teachers Are Givers” Winner!

June 09, 2014

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Congratulations to our first Teachers Are Givers contest winner: LeAnne Hernandez of Tuscany Heights Elementary School in Texas! Read below for more details on her creative use of music, Podsnack.com, and other social media outlets to teach The Giver.  Also, check out LeAnne's bio in the Walden Media Teacher Hall of Fame. And don't forget that...

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Taylor Swift Makes Her ALA “READ” Poster Debut

June 06, 2014

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Seven-time GRAMMY® winner Taylor Swift appears on a new American Library Association READ poster! In her READ poster, Taylor Swift holds Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Giver. This August, Taylor brings The Giver's character of "Rosemary" to life on the big screen! Since 1985, nearly 200 actors, musicians, and cultural icons have...

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New trailer for The Giver!

June 06, 2014

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The new trailer for The Giver has arrived! Check out Meryl Streep's performance as the Chief Elder!   The trailer is available on Yahoo Movies.

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