The Giver Activity - Seeing Beyond Optical Illusion Activity for the Novel

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The Giver Seeing Beyond Activity is a creative classroom activity that will spark discussion about Jonas' ability to see beyond in The Giver by Lois Lowry. In the novel, Jonas can see color when his friends and family cannot. Use this fun and interactive class activity to help your students empathize with Jonas' experience and consider how he and the community members feel.

How The Giver Seeing Beyond Activity Works:

Students will be welcomed to the Seeing Beyond activity with an eye-catching poster on your classroom door. The lesson will begin with a classroom discussion, then students will circulate the room and attempt to see beyond by discerning a hidden image in six optical illusions. During the activity, some of your students will be able to see the hidden image while others will not.

To conclude the activity, students will reflect on their experience using the post-activity discussion prompts to consider how they felt during the experience and make a connection to The Giver.

Students absolutely love this activity, and it allows them to better understand the experience of seeing beyond.

Included in The Giver Seeing Beyond Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed instructions will guide you through every element of how to successfully implement this lesson in your classroom.

➡️ Classroom Poster: Welcome students with this eye-catching poster that will introduce them and hook them into the activity.

➡️ Optical Illusions: 6 Optical illusions that can be posted around your classroom for students to attempt to see beyond.

➡️ Recording Card: A recording card where students can write what hidden image they seeing each of the optical illusions.

➡️ Answer Key: An answer key that you can share with students after the activity to check to see if they correctly saw the hidden image.

What Teachers Are Saying About The in The Giver Seeing Beyond Activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I used this resource while planning a novel unit for a class I'm in and it is fantastic! Totally worth the price and a really interesting way to get students to understand what it would be like to live in a world without color.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students LOVED this activity. We had one student who immediately saw all of them (we immediately declared she could "see beyond") and a few who couldn't see any of them. Overall, it was a great addition to my Giver unit. It brought great fun and great discussion to my class! Thank you!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students LOVED trying to see beyond! By far a favorite activity! I have been asked several times when they could try this again!

>>>This resource is included in my unit plan for the novel!

➡️ The Giver Unit Plan

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