If you are looking for a way to supplement your Holocaust unit for Pre-AP students but don't want to assign a bunch of recall-style worksheets, then this unit is for you!
In addition to your regular unit, students will read one of these novels outside of class and then collaborate in small groups in class:
The Berlin Boxing Club
Between Shades of Gray
The Book Thief
Number the Stars
The collaborative activities include
* group discussion sessions about topics like the growth of the protagonist and conflict with the antagonist
* background research charts on key people, places, and events (links provided), plus text-to-text connections to the novels [potential answers provided]
* reader response log
Independently, students complete literature circle role sheets, including character connector, perceptive poet, problem solver, character illustrator (wanted poster), and character life map. Student samples for each role of each novel are included.
The culminating assessment is a class collaborative slideshow via Google Classroom or collaborative poster project (if laptops are not available).