The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Unit of Work - teaching resource

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Unit of Work Teaching Resources

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Unit of Work 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a unit of work containing a 149-slide PowerPoint, 32 PDF worksheets and 14 lessons. This engaging scheme of work explores the novel chapter by chapter, analysing the book’s plot, characters, themes and language through a range of stimulating activities. Resources can be used with either Year 6 (KS2) or Year 7/8 (KS3) depending on the ability of the students.

Our unit for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas includes planning (KS2/3 English planning provided with a 14-lesson unit of work overview), a fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource and 32 accompanying PDF worksheets. The resource can be used to teach a whole class text or as part of a guided reading programme.

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Activities contained in the lessons include:

- Exploring the historical and social context of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 

- Engaging chapter by chapter novel study activities to consolidate understanding as learners read through the novel

- Reading comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, and themes

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

- Exploration of the key themes of friendship, racism, ignorance, childhood, innocence, good and evil and segregation

- Developing the key reading skills of inference and deduction

- Analysis of language and techniques such as building tension and setting the scene 

- Role play - hot-seating to aid understating of characters

- Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

- Plus many more reading and writing activities

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