When reading a memoir, there are often historically relevant words that students may not know, but will have to gain familiarity with in order to best understand the narrative. In The Boy on the Wooden Box, there are many vocabulary terms that pertain to the history of the Holocaust. In addition, the author includes some more difficult non-academic words to tell his story. For this activity, students will identify 3 terms and create a spider map defining and illustrating their meanings.
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Objective: Create a storyboard that defines and illustrates vocabulary in The Boy on the Wooden Box to demonstrate your understanding.
Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards