Holocaust Novel Units Bundle~ 3 Novel Units Included! Great for Lit. Circles!

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This bundle contains three historical fiction novel units about the Holocaust – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and Number the Stars. These novel units include ready-made, standards-based handouts for each chapter. Tests are included as well. We teach 7th grade and use these lessons in our classes, but the lessons would be suitable for 5th – 8th grades. You can use the units for an independent novel study, whole class instruction, or for literature circles. Everything is ready for you to teach! Read below for more specific information on each novel unit.
The first one included is a fifty-two page teaching unit for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. It includes ready-made, standards-based handouts for each chapter. There are also four tests included, one for chapters 1-6, one for chapters 7-10, one for chapters 11-14, and a final test. This teaching unit requires students to return to the text, to analyze literary devices and the author’s craft, and to infer and draw conclusions from what they have read. You will not simply find comprehension questions and vocabulary work in this unit. It is Common-Core based and rich in standards for reading and writing. This unit can be used as whole-class instruction or as an independent novel study. Either way, all of the work is done for you, and you can rest assure that you will cover multiple standards as you read this profound and memorable story. Take a look at the table of contents below to see what all this unit includes.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Table of Contents
Chapter Analysis
Chapter 1 – Inferences
Chapter 2 – Context Clues / Idioms and Hyperbole
Chapter 3 – Point of View / Mood
Chapter 4 – Imagery / Discussion
Chapter 5 – Discussion / Capitalization Rules
Chapter 6 – Imagery/ Discussion/ Context Clue & Figurative Language Review
Test – Chapters 1-6
Chapter 7 – Friendly Letter/ Discussion/ Non-Fiction Analysis
Chapter 8 – Indirect Characterization
Chapter 9 – Analysis/ Historical Significance
Chapter 10 – The Armband/ Figurative Language Review/ Predictions
Test Chapters 7-10
Chapter 11 - Flashbacks/ The Dinner Guest/Research Opportunity
Chapter 12 – Shmuel’s Journey/Venn Diagram
Chapter 13 – Reference Skills
Chapter 14 – Irony/A Secret to Cover up
Test 11-14
Chapter 15 – Bruno’s List/Symbolism
Chapter 16 – Discussion
Chapter 17 – Reader’s Theater
Chapter 18 – Predictions/Change in Descriptions
Chapter 19 – Bruno’s Misunderstandings/Weather to Emphasize Change
Chapter 20 – Discussion/Tone
Comparing and Contrasting Bruno and Shmuel
Silent Passage Analysis
Character Analysis
Discussion Questions
Final Test
Reading Schedule
“I Am” Poem
Answer Key

This next novel unit included is a forty-one page teaching packet for the novel Number the Stars. This packet includes a prereading activity, handouts that examine literary elements and/or the author’s craft for each chapter, and postreading activities. All handouts are ready for you to print and teach! This unit is perfect to use as a whole class read or in literature circles!
The following is the table of contents for this novel unit:
Prereading
Title Analysis
Chapter 1 Characters, Discussion, Vocabulary
Chapter 2 Flashback, Fairy Tale vs. Real World
Chapter 3 Point of view
Chapter 4 Dialogue Tags, Discussion
Chapter 5 Foreshadowing
Chapter 6 Conflict
Chapter 7 Imagery
Chapter 8 Predictions
Test One
Chapter 9 Writing Opportunity, Discussion
Chapter 10 Symbolism
Chapter 11 Theme
Chapter 12 Tone, Suspense
Chapter 13 Strong Verbs
Chapter 14 Symbolism, Predict
Chapter 15 Readers’ Theater
Chapter 16 Writing, Research
Chapter 17 Discussion
Character Analysis
Final Test
Holocaust “I Am” Poem
Post Reading Questions
Silent Passage Analysis Activity
Answer Keys

The third teaching unit is for the novel The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. This unit contains ready-made, Common-Core-aligned handouts to accompany each chapter of this book. These handouts will require students to analyze the author’s craft and literary elements such as point of view, conflict, and setting. There are three tests included as well as writing assignments and post reading activities. Take a look at the table of contents listed below to see the focus of each chapter. Answer keys are included for each handout, and everything is ready for you to teach. The best part is that once you purchase this unit, you can reuse it every year!

To better understand what is included in this novel unit, take a look at the unit's table of contents:
Pre-reading Activity
Chapter Titles
Chapter 2: Hannah’s Family & Flashback
Chapter 3: Symbolism and Foreshadowing
Chapter 4: Hannah’s New World: Indirect Characterization
Chapter 5: Figurative Language
Chapter 6: Chaya and Her New Friends
Chapter 7: The Badchan’s Poem
Test Chapters 1-7
Answer Key – Chapters 1-7
Chapter 8: Tone & Foreshadowing
Chapter 9: Allusion
Chapter 10: Bringing to Life the Harsh Reality ( Word choice, Dialogue, Details)
Chapter 11: Writing Opportunity
Chapters 11 & 12: Irony
Chapter 13: Discussion Questions
Chapter 14: Elaborate on a Quote & Know the Language
Test chapters 8-14
Answer Key – Chapters 8-14
Chapter 15: Imagery & Euphemisms
Chapter 16: Discussion Questions & Sentence Fluency
Chapter 17: Suspense
Chapter 18: Discussion Questions
Chapter 19 & Epilogue: Discussion Questions
Character Analysis
Final Test
Answer Key – Chapters 15-Epilogue
Holocaust “I Am” Poems
After the Novel Discussion

We sell each novel unit on TpT for $15, so you are saving $10 by buying the bundle! Plus, once you purchase these units, you can save them and use them year after year! 
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