After reading the, "Dead Letters," chapter, students will write two letters, one from Liesel to her birth mother, and then a response. This assignment will have the students reflect on the relationship with Liesel and her birth mother. Students will infer where her mother is based on previous knowledge.
*UPDATE: Lots of my students chose to pen the response letter from a concentration camp instead of directly from Liesel's mother, as if she were dead. Others chose to have Death pen the response, another had Han's write the response as if he was Liesel's mother. All VERY cool ideas!!