The Book Thief Hexagonal Thinking Activity

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Room 213
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8th - 12th
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This hexagonal thinking activity for The Book Thief is perfect for critical thinking as students will use it to find connections between all of the key elements of the novel. Use it for discussion, skill building, and collaboration. It's also the perfect activity to use before a test or as a pre-writing activity for an essay or project.

Whichever you choose, the activity will be a hit with your students!

What is hexagonal thinking? It's an active learning strategy where students align the hexagons to find connections between key elements, They can create a complex web of them, or use them to focus on specific themes and characters. In the end they will write analytical statements about the connections they find (read more about it here).

⬣ Other Hexagonal Thinking Activities: Macbeth, Night, and Animal Farm

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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