Written by Jill Colella
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
21 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or having students express personal opinions. The first writing assignment asks students to convey their personal opinions about the importance and relevance of hearing and reading stories. The second prompts students to chart the evolution of the main character and use textual evidence to support their claims. The third writing assignment asks students to consider the fable as a genre and assess if The Boy in the Striped Pajamas meets this criteria and offers a moral lesson.
There is a project in this unit that asks students to investigate some aspect of World War II to create context for understanding the novel. The project will have three pieces: first, annotated bibliographies to aid student research; second, a visual representation of their findings, which can be displayed in the classroom; and a brief essay that shares factual findings about the selected topic.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adaped for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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