World War II & Holocaust Book Clubs

Intertextual Connections

Read through Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Towards the end of his speech he states, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

How does your book support or negate this statement? In an extended response use textual evidence to support your claim.

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Book Club Meeting #1

1. Meet with your literature circles/book club members to organize your reading schedule and set up book club responsibilities.

2. Before you begin reading, Google the author to discover his/her intentions for writing the book and the actual events the inspired the book.

Book Club Meeting #4

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What questions, predictions, and insight. Add your discussion highlights to the Literature Circles Slide Deck.

Reading for Characterization

Who is the protagonist and how does the war impact their life and actions? Are they an upstander, bystander, ally, or target? What traits does he or she show? Using Post-Its, track the character’s development throughout your reading.

Best Quote

Add your quotes to the Google Slides or to write and illustrate one of your favourite quotes from the book. Be sure to include the book title, why you picked this quote.

Book Club Meeting #3

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What questions, predictions, and insight. Share your discussion highlights to the Flipgrid.

Tracking the Theme

What is this book starting to really be about? What themes are emerging? What scenes connect to this theme and how? Post-Its, track your theories about theme and the telling scenes that support them.

Book Club Meeting #2

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What are you thinking as you read? Add your discussion highlights to the Literature Circles Slide Deck.