Lesson Plan on

The Perfect Society !

( A WebQuest based on The Giver: A Novel by Lois Lowry )

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Analyze Learners

Learners’ General Characteristics

The instructional unit is for grade eight students enrolled in a general English class geared toward the average learner. The students range in age from 13 to 15 years. None of the students have learning disabilities but they are culturally diverse. They come from various socioeconomic environments; however, the majority of the students are white, middle class Americans who live in a rural area. Some are from Hispanic and African-American origins. Generally, the students behave well when the lesson integrates interactive activities that focus on topics of interest.

Entry Competencies

The eighth graders have received prior instruction and have working knowledge in:

  1. Working with WebQuests
  2. Conducting a research using search engines and the Internet
  3. Keyboarding
  4. Using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, RealPlayer software, tape recorder and LCD projector
  5. Plagiarism and copyright guidelines
  6. Citing resources using APA guidelines
  7. Average reading comprehension level of 7.6

 Learning Styles


The students dislike reading from textbooks. They prefer updated material of real-life issues. They appear to learn best in


cooperative team settings. They like to work on projects and conduct oral presentations. Some of them do not test well on


paper-and-pencil assessments. Therefore, rubrics allow them to know in advance the objectives and expected outcome of their




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Updated April 20, 2005