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Lois Lowry Wall Street Journal Interview

June 21, 2014

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"When People Choose, They Choose Wrong" Lois Lowry sat down in her home in Maine this week with Sohrab Ahmari from the Wall Street Journal to talk about The Giver and the upcoming film adaptation. She touches her first foray into writing for children, her inspiration for The Giver, and the 1994 Newbery...

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Inspirational new trailer – THE GOOD LIE

June 20, 2014

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When a film comes along that has great potential to entertain, inspire, and educate, we like to profile it on our site. The Good Lie, coming to theaters October 3, is certainly one of these films.   They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that...

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The Giver: An inside look at the SCRIPT

June 19, 2014

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Have you ever seen what a script page looks like compared to the original book? While reading, be sure to ask yourself:  What descriptive wording does Lois Lowry use? How does Lowry's writing compare to that of our screenwriter, Michael Mitnick? How does Mitnick shape his wording as compared to Lowry? How do their audiences differ? Based on...

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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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