The Book Thief Lesson Plans
by Markus Zusak

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Teaching Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief gives students opportunities to study rich literary and thematic content  through classroom activities and exercises. Our Premium Lesson Plans and Activities for The Book Thief include a comprehensive eNotes lesson plan for studying the entire poem—complete with a multiple-choice exam, essay questions, vocabulary exercises, and a comprehensive answer key. This document has been written and vetted by our in-house educators and editors. In addition to premium content, we also have free material available that has been contributed by teacher users.

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  • The Book Thief eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify and describe the major characters and their conflicts; explain how the characters are affected by living in Nazi Germany; identify the novel’s structure and point of view and discuss how they contribute to the narrative; interpret symbolism...

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  • The Book Thief eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. In studying Zusak's novel, your students will gain insight into the genre of historical fiction and access a deeper understanding of various literary devices—including narrative voice, allusion, and symbolism—as well as...

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