Lesson Plan

The Book Thief: Cubing Strategy

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Whether used to review prior to a reading assessment or as a way to generate ideas for an essay, this activity is sure to encourage critical thinking about Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. Kids create a six-sided question cube with each side calling for a question based on the format of Bloom's Taxonomy.


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Instructional Ideas
  • Have readers generate a list of topics for the exercise
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth in a series of seven resources designed to be used with The Book Thief
  • The prompts on the six sides of the cube are based on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • The cube may be used with any text
  • A rationale for the strategy, directions, and sample questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy, as well as a template for the die, are included
  • Beware the typos and grammar errors