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These novel snippets contain 10 quotes from each chapter of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Chapter 20 has 4). Each quote is either important to the story or deals with a story element.
There are countless ways to use these novel snippets. Below you will find several ideas on how you can use them in your classroom. You can choose to cut out the novel snippets so that they can be manipulated and moved around by students or you can leave them together and copy them as a whole sheet. Leaving them whole works great for analyzing a particular chapter. Each snippet is also labeled with the chapter number in the bottom right hand corner.
•1Pull quotes from each chapter and lay them around the room in various places. Have students walk around, read the quotes, and make predictions on what they think this novel might be about. This is great for building background knowledge.
•Give each student a quote from a chapter and have them walk around and read the quotes to each other. This is also a good activity for making predictions and background knowledge.
•After reading quotes, have students write down three questions that they have about the text. Have students revisit these questions as they read to answer them.
•Have students preview the quotes before reading a particular chapter.
•Have students choose a quote after reading a chapter to analyze or discuss with a small group.
•Divide your students into groups after reading a set of chapters. Assign each group a chapter (i.e. Group 1-chapter 1, group 2-chapter 2.) give each group a copy of the novel snippets for their chapter. As a group, students will choose one quote that they feel best represents that chapter. They will work together to analyze the quote and explain its importance. Have them give a 1 minute presentation to the class.
•After reading the novel, have students sort through the quotes through different lenses. Put one chapter’s novel snippets on each desk (you will need 20 desks). You could tell students to walk around and find quotes that relate to a certain character, that move the plot forward, that contribute to the conflict, quotes that describe the setting, or relate to the theme. This could work with any skill that you would like them to work on. Have them share their ideas with a group or explain to the class.
•You could also do the above activity but assign each group a different lens. For example, group 1 could look for character quotes, group 2 look for setting quotes, group three look for theme quotes, etc. They could then present their ideas to the class as a group or even create a quick google slides presentation.
* I have included chapter tent labels if you would like to use these novel snippets as station work.
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