Day 1

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read Chapters 1-6.

Common Core Objectives

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Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Chapters 1

In this opening chapter, Boyne introduces us to the main characters in Bruno’s household. He lives with his mother, father, sister Gretel, and maid Maria in the city of Berlin. Bruno finds out that because of his father’s job, he has to move away from his childhood home and his “three...

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