The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast the characters in John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Using a Venn diagram, kids write in different traits to describe each person, and note their shared characteristics in the middle section.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity with any novel or short story in your curriculum
  • Project the document onto a whiteboard and have kids fill out traits in dry erase marker
  • Have kids keep the worksheet in a literature or language arts binder during the novel unit, and update throughout the book
  • Encourage kids to compare these characters with characters from different books about the Holocaust 
Classroom Considerations

  • One of the blank worksheets has two character names on it; you can white them out before copying if you want kids to select their own characters
Pros

  • A great addition to a unit about the Holocaust
  • Versatile and easy to use
Cons

  • None