Day 1

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Beginning I[The Book Thief]

    Kind of Activity:

    summarization, investigation

    Objective:

    to engage students in the world of the novel

    Structure:

    PREP: Cover the board or a wall with three large sheets of paper lined up in a row. The first should be labeled “Characters”; the second, “Setting”; the third, “Events/Plot”. Draw a horizontal line dividing each of the papers in half – label the row for the top half of the papers “Already Know” and the bottom half “Want to Know”. You should end up with a large table with three columns (characters, setting, events) and two rows (already know, want to know).

    IN CLASS: Invite students up to the board/wall to write (or draw) their...

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