This Holocaust novels unit plan was designed for the following novels:
The Upstairs Room, Reiss, 380L
The Girl Who Survived, Bierman
Number the Stars, Lowry, 670L
The Devil’s Arithmetic, Yolen, 730L
The Hidden Girl, Kaufman, 750L
Someone Named Eva, Wolf, 820L
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boyne, 1080L
It includes a reading schedule for each book that guides the reader to finish the novel in 9 reading sessions. It also includes open-ended discussion questions that facilitate discussion between students reading different novels, allowing for differentiation to support students on a variety of reading levels.
The cumulative assessment is a product in the form of a box project, diorama, PowerPoint project, Prezi, Glog, or other product. Each product requires the following:
Introduction with title and author
Illustration of the setting with a caption
I-Poem from the point of view of the protagonist or antagonist
Identification of two types of conflict
A graphic organizer to guide students in creating the project and rubric are included.