Fear dims when you learn things. Lois Lowry, Son
Why read Son by Lois Lowry, the long awaited fourth book in the series: The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger? Mostly because it is a good read and because it brings up critical issues that deserve further attention and discussion. Middle and high school students need critical issues to discuss if they are going to develop critical thinking skills. And, while it is the fourth book in a series, Son stands alone. It will definitely entice readers who haven’t read the first three books in the series to read them.
Son is an excellent candidate for a read aloud and/or a unit. As a unit, there are many opportunities for cross curriculum activities. Check out our Read Aloud for Son and our Son by Lois Lowry Unit Plan. Both the read aloud guide and unit employ multiple delivery modalities, facilitate students’ cognitive thinking skills, and use a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Both are student centered and ready to implement.
Read Aloud Guide for Son by Lois Lowry
Son by Lois Lowry Unit Plan
Lois Lowry Website
Book Trailer for Son
Conversation with Lois Lowry–Son