Postcards from Lowry takes students inside the thought-provoking works of Lois Lowry. Here, students will be shocked and mystified as they hear the intriguing story of The Giver. They will discover the horrors and courage associated with World War II in Number the Stars, and they will become perplexed at the life of the Willoughbys, an “old-fashioned type of family.”
This unit uses high-level thinking skills to challenge high-ability learners and also allows for differentiation so that all students in the class may participate. The activities included in Postcards from Lowry use Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Development, Williams’ Taxonomy of Creative Thought, Bob Eberle’s SCAMPER, Creative Problem Solving, research skills, cross-curricular activities, and synectics.
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