The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - teaching resource

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Teaching Resources

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas teaching resources  

14 lesson teaching unit, a 149 slide editable PowerPoint presentation with a 32 page booklet of worksheets.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a complete 14 lesson teaching unit with a 149 slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 32 worksheets. The resource contains a range of activities designed to help students improve their reading skills and develop knowledge and understanding of the historical context, plot, characters, language and themes of John Boyne's novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.


    - A unit overview with 14 four part lessons covering historical context, plot, character, themes and language

    - Analysis of the characters of Bruno, Father, Gretel and Lieutenant Kotler

    - Extension tasks

    - Starter activities and plenaries

    - Historical context research 

    - Developing inference and deduction skills 

    - Empathetic writing - a letter to Grandmother and Bruno's diary

    - Hotseating to develop knowledge and understanding

    - Analysing John Boyne's use of language and contrast in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    - Speaking and Listening tasks  - Bruno and Shmuel's conversations

    - Writing a review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    - 14 lesson unit of work

    - A 149 slide PowerPoint presentation

    - 32 worksheets

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