Tuesday, February 27, 2017

Journal Entry # 30  Himmel Street is bombed, killing Hans, Rosa, and Rudy. Liesel, however, survives because she is in the basement reading over the stories she has written about her life. Why do you think her life was spared when all of her loved ones were killed from the bomb? (St. Act.) (TWPS)    (10-12 minutes)

Vocabulary Activity- (Student Teacher)     (5 min.)

Collaborate in groups then share whole group: (St. Act.) (CG)   (10-15 minutes)

  1. What brought Ilsa Hermann down to 33 Himmel St? Why did she give the lined notebook to Liesel? What was her warning to Liesel?

    3. Liesel wrote a book that was divided into 10 parts, each telling of how books and stories affected her life. Liesel is the author of this book then?

    4. How does Liesel answer Rudy when he asks her how it feels to steal a book? Is her answer the reason he left the teddy bear with the dying pilot? (Why had he packed that teddy bear in his toolbox?)

    5. Did you notice Death’s explanation why he has been offering us a glimpse of the end before it actually happens?

    6. Was Liesel ready to die when she joined Max in the road? How did Rudy save her? After she told him about Max, was it significant that he didn’t kiss her then?

Additional, if needed:

  1. Why did Death carry Rudy’s soul “with a salty eye and a heavy heart”? Rudy got to him. Can these be Liesel’s thoughts? Why did she later tell Rudy’s father that she had kissed him?

    8. Now how did Liesel get to Sydney? What happened to Max? Dare we imagine they went together? Can you find a reason to support this?

    9. Death meets Liesel on her last day and wants to tell her about the beauty and the brutality of war. Do you think she knows this already? Did you see beauty in this story?

With you partner, discuss: (5 minutes)

Just like when she first arrived to Himmel Street, Liesel refused to bathe in the beginning. She again refuses to bathe when she begins to live with the mayor and his wife. Why do you think this is?

(T-P-S) (Student Activity)

Read through page 552 (St. Act.)   (15 minutes)

In the back of the book, read the conversation with Marcus Zusak pp. 9-12(St. Act.)   (10 minutes)

Final project is posted in Canvas.  This is due Monday, Monday, March 5.

Handout for portfolio

Start watching The Book Thief  (St. Act.)

HW: Part 10 on Canvas due Thursday

Work on completing portfolio and final project due Monday, March 5

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Vocabulary Week 12   (St. Act.) (St. Teacher)

  1. Divulge
  2. Eclectic
  3. Kilometer
  4. Labyrinth
  5. Quarantine

Define each word.

Review last of Part 9 (TPS) (CG) (Whole Class Discussion)  (St. Act.)

  1. Do you think the story would have been different if Liesel didn’t keep having nightmares about her brother? Did you understand why she stopped dreaming about him after she returned the cookie plate to Ilsa Hermann?

Before reading Part 10: (St. Act.) (TPS- Whole Group shout out)

  1. After the air raid, what do Rudy and Liesel see?
  2. Explain the last line of the chapter, “The Cardplayer”. “It kills me sometimes, how people die.” What literary element is used?

Start reading and annotating  Part 10.

HW: Finish Part 10

Part 9 on Canvas due tomorrow

Part 10 on Canvas due Thursday

Final Project on Canvas: Due Monday, March 5

Friday, February 23, 2018

1st: 8:20 – 9:40

Break: 9:40 – 9:45

2nd: 9:45 – 11:05

3rd: 11:05 – 11:25

Lunch: 11:25 – 11:55

3rd: 11:55 – 12:55

4th: 12:55 – 2:15

Gym: 2:15 – 2:50   10th grade activity

 CONNECTIONS

Vocabulary Quiz Week 11

Quiz on Chapters 1-10 in The Last Lecture

Share homework #8- Describe a time you faced a brick wall and how you got around it. (St. Act.)

Continue reading Chapter 11-12

HW: #9 and 10

 

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Check Part 8

Discuss Part 9 (T-P-S) (St. Act.)

  • What happens to Hans Huberman so he comes home?
  • After the air raid, what do Rudy and Leisel see?
  • Do you think the story would have been different if Liesel didn’t keep having nightmares about her brother? Did you understand why she stopped dreaming about him after she returned the cookie plate to Ilsa Hermann?

Work on questions for Part 9 with your reading partner (St. Act.) due Thursday, Feb. 22

 

Review last of Part of 9 and Part 10

(TPS) (Whole Class Discussion)

  1. Do you think the story would have been different if Liesel didn’t keep having nightmares about her brother? Did you understand why she stopped dreaming about him after she returned the cookie plate to Ilsa Hermann?

    What brought Ilsa Hermann down to 33 Himmel St? Why did she give the lined notebook to Liesel? What was her warning to Liesel?

    3. Liesel wrote a book that was divided into 10 parts, each telling of how books and stories affected her life. Liesel is the author of this book then?

    4. How does Liesel answer Rudy when he asks her how it feels to steal a book? Is her answer the reason he left the teddy bear with the dying pilot? (Why had he packed that teddy bear in his toolbox?)

    5. Did you notice Death’s explanation why he has been offering us a glimpse of the end before it actually happens?

    6. Was Liesel ready to die when she joined Max in the road? How did Rudy save her? After she told him about Max, was it significant that he didn’t kiss her then?
    Additional, if needed:
    7. Why did Death carry Rudy’s soul “with a salty eye and a heavy heart”? Rudy got to him. Can these be Liesel’s thoughts? Why did she later tell Rudy’s father that she had kissed him?

    8. Now how did Liesel get to Sydney? What happened to Max? Dare we imagine they went together? Can you find a reason to support this?

    9. Death meets Liesel on her last day and wants to tell her about the beauty and the brutality of war. Do you think she knows this already? Did you see beauty in this story?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1st Period: 8:25-9:40

Break: 9:40-9:45

2nd Period: 9:45-10:55

3rd Period: 10:55-12:35

4th Period: 12:35-1:45

Pitt: 1:45-2:50

Journal # 26  In the novel, words have the power to both destroy and save lives. Explain this statement. (TWPS)

Quiz Part 7 and 8- 2nd and 4th

With a partner, discuss two characters from your character chart. Support your description with evidence from the book

Review pp. 459-471   (Whole Group Discussion)

  • What happens that allows Hans to come home?

Before reading Part 9   (T-P-S) (Student Act.)

  • How has your perception of Leisel changed during the story?
  • Which character do you connect with most in this story? Why?

Start reading Part 9 (St. Act.)

Questions for Part 9 on Canvas due Monday, Feb. 26

Part 9 Project (On Canvas)  due Monday, Feb. 26

Take one pair of characters (Leisel and Rudy, Leisel and Rosa, Leisel and Hans) and trace their relationship through the plot of the narrative. How has their relationship developed? What developments do you think this pair will experience next? Use evidence from the text to support your analysis. Your character chart should be helpful with this project.

Work on Part 8 project due Thursday, Feb. 22

HW: Part 9 due Monday