Day 5

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Word Shaker: The Fuhrer's Forest

    Kind of Activity:

    text-based, entire class, vocabulary

    Objective:

    visualize the world Max creates in The Word Shaker, understanding of connotations of words and phrases, historical context

    Structure:

    Show a short clip of Hitler giving a speech, then pass out copies of one of Hitler's speeches (the speeches don't have to be the same; find a suggestion for a speech below). Have students read it aloud together as a class. As they read, students should highlight or underline words, phrases, and sentences that stand out as being particularly persuasive or dangerous. After they have finished reading, explain that they will be creating...

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