Language Objective: Students will compare the novel The Book Thief to its movie adaptation.
1.) Bell Work: Read The Book Thief for 15 minutes.
2.) After reading, write a short review of what you have read of the novel, including the following:
- What did you like/dislike about the book?
- What was something new you learned in the book?
- What did you think about the style Zusak wrote the book in?
- How did it challenge you as a reader?
4.) After watching, answer the following questions:
1.) What are some differences you noticed between the book and the movie?
2.) What did you think of the way Death was portrayed in the movie?
3.) How is the movie trying to create authenticity?
4.) What parts of the book are left out in the movie?
5.) Which medium was easier to follow and understand, the movie or the book? Why?
- Bell Work / Response
- Comparison Questions