Day 2

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Power of Words: Book Burning

    Kind of Activity:

    creative, historical

    Objective:

    to familiarize students with the historical setting of the novel

    Structure:

    Show your students the following video clip (or another comparable clip) of Goebbels speaking at a book burning. Ask students to write down five words that describe their feelings or reactions to seeing the book burning in person. Break the students into pairs or groups of three, and give them five minutes to discuss how viewing the book burning differed than their reactions to simply reading about it. Then, using their five words, ask students to spend 10 minutes individually composing a short poem or prose reaction...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 747 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4485 literature essays, 1451 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in