Day 4

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Power of Words: Reading Aloud

    Kind of Activity:

    reading aloud creatively/performing


    to further understand the power of words, and how Liesel uses them to her advantage; build confidence; develop speaking skills


    Discuss the passage where Liesel reads aloud to the scared people in the basement. How is reading aloud a different experience than reading quietly? Discuss cultural associations with reading aloud (e.g., parents and small children before bedtime) and what "being read to" signifies.

    Before class, select and print copies of several short...

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