Lesson Plan

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Anticipation Guide

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Let your learners voice their opinions on morals and human rights with an anticipation guide for Asa Butterfield's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Before reading the novel, kids read several statements that encourage them to agree or disagree, and to use their opinions in a discussion about the Holocaust.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids develop one of their responses into a persuasive or narrative essay
  • Let kids discuss their opinions with partners or small groups before sharing with the class
  • Show kids the film version, and have them compare the two ways that the story is told
Classroom Considerations
  • Discussion questions are not very well written; consider rewriting them before distributing to kids
  • You'll need a more concrete assessment for the lesson
  • A good way to introduce the novel for kids who may not know a lot about the Holocaust
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