Teacher Guide

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Reading well: sustaining interest and investment through a somewhat lengthy novel; tracking character development and themes throughout the novel; reading with a group of peers; appreciating words and their power

  2. 2

    Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments; relating to characters as people while still examining the decisions of the author

  3. 3

    Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, dramatic readings, and group discussion

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