The Book Thief: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

Direct readers' thinking with a DRTA activity that asks them to make predictions about The Book Thief based on an examination of the cover of Markus Zusak's novel and a reading of the prologue.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create and project the cover of the novel during the reading of the prologue
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of seven resources designed to be used with The Book Thief

  • The resource includes a rationale for the strategy and step-by-step directions

  • The activity assumes that class members have not seen the movie