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Class Project Example on the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation / Reference

A dedicated compilation of work from a class showing their utter compassion and heartfelt empathy towards victims of WW2. Read a good example of work from a pupil who writes a letter for Bruno to explain to his friends that he has moved homes. Look at how pupils took on the persona of their chosen character describing their profile. Check out the transcript pupils wrote between Bruno and his father. See pictures of their performance. Witness the top secret diary entries from Pavels' perspective. Witness Bruno's mothers horror as she see's the concentration camps. Look at persuasive writing to Shmuel. If your pupils enjoyed reading "Boy in the Striped Pyjamas", why not recommend "Rose Blanche" as a summer reading.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • find information relevant to his/her purpose in non-fiction texts, graphs and pictorial and diagrammatic data, and through the use of information technology
  • read and interpret different kinds of functional text
  • retrieve and interpret information presented in a variety of ways

Suggestions for use: Use link as a means of displaying standards and expectations to pupils. Use link so that pupils can read other pupils work and reaction to the book "Boy in a Striped Pyjamas". Class could complete similar tasks throughout the novel recording work as a class to create a digital portfolio book on the class reaction to the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Alternatively, after reading the novel. Set pupils up into varying groups. Give each group a different aspect of the project to look at. From looking at the project, pupils must then as a group write a similar piece of the project but from their own perspective.

Meta information

  • Asset type: Document
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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