This 95 page comprehensive study guide combines both a Novel Study and Movie Study.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a complete 66 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Language Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a time line.
Numerous links to the Common Core Standards.
The Movie Study Guide, a comprehensive, 29 page study unit contains the following:
Biography of the movie's main stars.
Information on Auschwitz and the real commandant of the camp, Rudolf Hess.
A synopsis of each of the movie's 14 scenes.
More than 100 comprehension questions pertaining to the movie, including many higher-order thinking questions. (Answers included.)
Several additional activities.
The writer of this novel study has had more than 50 curriculum units published.
I haven't used this its entirety (I found it too lengthy, which isn't a bad thing.) It allowed for me to personalize it a bit more to my own classroom. Haven't gotten to the movie yet but am looking forward to utilizing this for it. I also really enjoy the activities immersed throughout the packet.
May 22, 2013
This will be a great way to hold the kids accountable while watching the movie. It is complete and easy for the kids to follow.
April 29, 2013
Looking forward to using this, I have not yet seen the movie so cannotyet determine the usefulness of this material.
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October 15, 2012
This is the first year that I am teaching this novel and I love the activities and questions in your unit!