The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

March 26, 2013

English 2 students have just started the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. To begin the novel, the students moved throughout stations to learn more about the author and the premise of the novel. They looked at different book covers and asked questions, the author's note to gain information, and an interview with the author to see what his intentions for the book are. The novel takes place in 1943 in Germany and Poland and documents the story of a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. He meets a boy in "striped pajamas" on the other side of a fence. The students will continue reading Bruno's story to see what happens next! As the students read they will be looking at vocabulary, comprehension questions, literary devices, and different activities to help them gain understanding. Hopefully at the end they will get to enjoy the perspective of the movie version!