The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is fast becoming a favorite among middle school readers. ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s also an ideal text to use to study tone, structure, plot and character development, and nonfiction connection to narrative. This text also aligns easily with the nonfiction connection standards in the Common Core.
To help your students delve deep into this extraordinary text, this packet includes:
Two separate question guides for students: Strand 1 is focused on knowledge and comprehension and basic inference questions. Strand 2 is focused around inference and higher order thinking questions with fewer text prompts or scaffolds.
Student response pages are ready to print and use.
Key Vocabulary for each reading section incorporated into student response sheets.
Assessments for sections 1-9 that are aligned to the common core 6-8 reading, writing, and language standards, including student directions and rubrics for grading.
22 final assessment ideas to guide a final project and provide students with variety and choice.
Discussion rubric, aligned to common core standards, to assess student participation in discussions (to be used throughout the student experience with the text).
Post-discussion reflection sheet for students to use in self-assessment throughout student discussion.
The Book Thief Literature Packet by Samantha Cleaver is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License