This study guide, with extensive visuals and historic inserts framing key questions students want answered about the Holocaust, is envisaged as a three week program of vocabulary building, language and literacy exercises, extended responses and opportunities for students to debate, reflect and extend themselves in further reading.
Intended to reflect the power of the text, the material is focused on close reading together with historical backgrounding to give students context and detailed knowledge to enable students to make detailed, justified responses in extended prose, as well as in genres of letter writing, persuasive writing and creative reflection.
The sections covers, in a visually engaging manner, the plot, characters and ideas of the memoir, with focus questions on each of the numbered pages. There is a vocabulary list of historical terminology, as well as vocab building exercises based on the language used by the author in the memoir. In addition to close analysis of the use of language there are sections on
~ the author’s themes and purpose, with text examples immediately following in close reading exercises, with
comprehension questions on authorial positioning, implied reading and language devices
~ compare and contrast exercises
~ practice paragraph and essay topics
~ language activities on euphemism
~ topics for class debate and discussion
~ list of extension material for further reading and viewing
The study guide is intended to be a complete self-contained program of course work which can be assigned to the students for completion at their own pace.