This 20 page Word document is a synopsis of the plot of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in 'Fill in the blanks' format. Note: UK spelling of the word pyjamas!
Students demonstrate their understanding of the plot by completing the cloze. It could be used to check comprehension and reinforce learning while reading, for revision, or for assessment.
I usually get students to complete a section at the end of every chapter, instead of asking them to write their own summary. As a specialist teacher for weaker students, I find this approach a very useful support for those who need scaffolding to help them focus on core plot elements. All students see it as a fun task.
This method is also very useful for revision. Students are happy to return to fill in the blanks, and it helps them remember key events without too much hard work.
This is an active learning activity that students enjoy.
A word bank is provided at the end of each chapter/page to assist students. You could redact this to make it more challenging, and to get students to use their own words.
The solution (an additional 13 pages) is also included.
The preview file is the "fill in the blanks" activity for chapters 1 and 2 (with solution). Download this file as a resource for use with these chapters.