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Activity Overview


A fun way for students to express their understanding of a story, its themes, and main characters, is to create a movie poster. As students read The Giver, they will start to see recurring imagery and themes. Have them create a movie poster, complete complete with a title, casting, and an image that conveys important information from the story.

When students complete their posters, they can be printed out and hung in the classroom and you can have a class discussion on why students chose to create the poster they did.

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Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a movie poster that evokes the theme, story, and other relevant information about The Giver.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create an image for your movie poster using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  3. Add any additional information, like a tagline, actors, directors, etc.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Movie Posters

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically

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