Day 5

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students read Parts Eight and Nine.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    Reading well: continuing to track themes; examining character development; in-depth analysis of word-choice and connotation

  2. 2

    Thinking well: interpreting stylistic decisions; using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments; comparing modern day life to the characters in the novel; analyzing allegory

  3. 3

    Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, reading aloud, and group discussion

  4. 4

    Listening well: assessing tone; responding to directions; evaluating oral arguments

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