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


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


    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...

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