The Giver Ceremony of Twelve Activity - Novel Simulation of the Ceremony of 12

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The Giver Ceremony of Twelve Activity is an interactive classroom activity that your students will never forget! In The Giver by Lois Lowry, children are assigned their careers during The Ceremony of 12. Bring this into your classroom and allow your students to empathize with Jonas and the rest of the community by taking on the role of Chief Elder and assigning roles to each of your students! The resource includes absolutely everything you need to successfully facilitate a mock Ceremony of Twelve in your classroom!

How The Giver Ceremony of Twelve Activity Works:

Students will be greeted in the classroom by a colorful poster welcoming them to The Ceremony of 12. The teacher is then transformed into The Chief Elder who addresses the class with an included speech.

During the ceremony, each student will come to the front of the class to receive their specifically chosen assignment card that states their roles and responsibilities in the community. They might be assigned the role of nurturer, recreation director, birthmother, caretaker of the old, or any of the other included 32 roles!

After students have received their assignment and the Ceremony of Twelve has come to a close, they will have the choice of two assignments: writing a journal entry or filling out an application for a career change.

Included in The Giver Ceremony of Twelve Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed instructions will guide you through every element of how to successfully run a simulation of The Ceremony of 12 in your classroom!

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

➡️ Chief Elder's Speech: A copy of The Chief Elder's speech from the novel that the teacher can read to introduce the Ceremony of 12 to the class.

➡️ Selecting Students Graphic Organizer: Easily organize which students will receive which role with this graphic organizer that lists each of the possible careers students might receive.

➡️ Ceremony Presentation: Type student names into the presentation, so the Ceremony of Twelve runs seamlessly, assigning each student their role and signalling them to come to the front to receive their career card.

➡️ 32 Career Cards: Each card includes a career role, many directly referenced in The Giver, and a detailed explanation of the roles and responsibilities associated with the role.

➡️ Journal Response Assignment: This assignment is for students who are pleased with their career assignment. They will share their thoughts and feelings about their new role. They will consider if they like their career, what they would change if they could, and what concerns they have.

➡️ Application for Job Change Assignment: This assignment is for students who are not pleased with their career assignment and would like to request a change in job.

What Teachers Are Saying About The Giver Ceremony of Twelve Activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another great product to use with The Giver. Students really enjoyed this activity. As a matter of fact, I saw some students this summer and they brought up this very activity with smiles on their faces! Thank you.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When the students saw the poster on my door for the ceremony, they were all instantly intrigued. It led to great discussions about the jobs within the community and spoke highly of each personality within the room. It was a great way to discuss the themes in the novel but also served as a great community builder for my class as well.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love this activity! This was a perfect way to really get the students involved and thinking about the Ceremony of Twelve and different life assignments.

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

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