These are the few documents that I used at one time for my cumulative essay on The Book Thief, which offers students the choice to focus on one of two primary themes: the significance of Death as the book's narrator and the symbolism/meaning of Liesel's stolen or collected books. At the beginning of the book, I had them choose their theme, then track it by marking quotes using sticky notes. This resource contains four printable documents: the sticky notes guide that explains the themes, the full essay assignment sheet, an essay planning sheet that discusses thesis statements and essay structure, and the rubric I used.
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