Day 3

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Literary Techniques: Simile, Metaphor, Personification

    Kind of Activity:

    visualizing, drawing, speaking, group sharing


    understanding Zusak's use of literary devices to create visuals


    (adapted from THE UWA PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL One Book Teachers’ Notes 2007)

    When you read, whether it is a novel, short story or poem, you have your own internal movie reel or video that turns the words on the page into images in your mind.

    Authors use a variety of different written techniques to bring their written words alive for the reader. Some of the literary techniques that Markus Zusak employs in The Book Thief are simile, metaphor and personification.


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