The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
c2006 John Boyne
David Fickling Books
For the teacher:
The writing prompts/questions included within this packet are intended to be written about or discussed as the book is read. Students may use a writing journal to write their responses.
Before your student(s) read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, you will want to ensure they have background knowledge of this time in our world's history. To understand what this book is about, students should know about Adolf Hitler and Germany's role in World War II, and should be aware of the horror of the Holocaust.
Directions for the student:
The pages that follow contain writing prompts/questions for each chapter of this book. After you complete a chapter, read and respond to the question. Most responses should be a full paragraph. Use complete sentences, and correct spelling and punctuation.
When you have finished the book, think about what you have read and then complete the "After You Read" writing prompt.
Chapter 1 - Bruno Makes a Discovery
Pages 1 - 10
How would you feel if you came home one day and learned you were moving? Compare your feelings with the way Bruno feels.
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