Discover the power of identity in a dystopian place where individuality is targeted and destroyed. Bring this novel to life for students with informative vocabulary and engaging chapter assessments. We let the student better understand the mindset of Tris by sharing a time when being selfless instead of selfish was a choice. Recognize the correct order of events as they happen in the story. Predict how Tris will do during the testing based on her performance in the novel. Role-play as the Erudite leader trying to find who is Divergent by using knowledge of the different factions. Create a board game illustrating the setting of the paintball and capture the flag section of the book. Complete a chart highlighting the different strengths and weaknesses for all of the factions. Additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
Divergent is a story about a dystopian society where members fall within a particular faction and one girl who falls among many. Beatrice Prior was born in the Abnegation faction. This faction believes in selflessness among everything else. But Beatrice never felt that she fit in. During testing, Beatrice discovers that she exhibits tendencies from three different factions: Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. This is unheard of and she is warned never to reveal that she is Divergent. At the choosing ceremony, Beatrice decides to become Dauntless, and changes her name to Tris. During the initiation process into this new faction, Tris learns more about herself and what it means to be Divergent, including the dangers that come with it. She soon discovers a plot hatched by the Erudite that threatens the very fabric of their peaceful society.