The Leyson family was a typical family before World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. Leon, whose viewpoint the story is told from, was the youngest of 5 children, and his parents were loving and kind. For this activity, students will describe and illustrate each of the 7 members of the Leyson family. This helps students view the members of the family as real people and not just characters in a story.
Objective: Create a 7 cell spider map that identifies and describes the members of the Leyson family in The Boy on the Wooden Box.
- Click "Start Assignment".
- Identify each family member and write his/her name in the headings.
- Create images for each family member that represent him/her.
- Write a short description of each of the family members.
- Save and submit storyboard.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Character Map
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3] Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
[ELA-Literacy/RL/8/3] Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision
[ELA-Literacy/RL/9-10/3] Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme
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