Lesson Plans Night
It provides another model for fluent reading. We loved the photo of the snowmen on the sleds. You can find this activity by clicking HERE. Here are a few activities that go along with the book, Snowmen at Night. There are two literacy center activities. You can find the math and literacy centers and worksheet by clicking HERE. AND because it is impossible for me to walk past the mini-erasers at Target, I made this fun little pattern math center for you. You can grab this free file at the end of the blog post. I know it is late and that may be the problem.
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8th Grade English
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They lie about their ages and occupations to be spared from death and put to work. From there, they go to Auschwitz and eventually travel to Buna to work in an electrical factory.
Night Lesson Plan and Activities - Novel Novice
Elie recants the atrocities of death, despair, and loss of hope he experienced under the Nazi occupation. After months in the camp, Elie undergoes an operation on his foot. While in the infirmary, the camp is evacuated due to advances of the Russian army. In the middle of a snowstorm, the prisoners begin a death march: a fifty mile run to Gleiwitz. Many die of exposure, exhaustion, and abuse. Loaded into cattle cars, the prisoners embark on a deadly journey, only twelve remain alive when the train reaches the concentration camp Buchenwald. Throughout the ordeal, Eliezer and his father help each other to survive.
In Buchenwald, Elie's father dies, leaving Elie feeling a guilty mixture of emotions: despair and relief.
The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me. These instructions are completely customizable.
Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric. Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify themes and symbols from the book, and support their choices with details from the text. In the classroom students can track the themes this novel uses to send strong messages to its readers.
At the beginning of the novel, Wiesel focuses heavily on the fact that his intended occupation was to study and learn all he could about his religion. Three times in the novel Elie brings the reader's attention to familial relationships between fathers and their sons. Often it is to capture the mistreating of elders. In the novel, Wiesel describes two types of silence.
The first being the silence of the victims and their lack of resistance to the Nazis. The second refers to the silence Elie hears when his prayers go unanswered. Again, he believes that God has turned his back, or is absent, in his time of need. In the novel, Wiesel uses fire to symbolize God's divine wrath, as well as the Nazis' power and destruction.
The first appearance is when Mrs. Several times she screams out, however, to the others it is only a vision. When they arrive in Berkinau, all on board see great flames rising from the smokestacks, spewing ashes. Throughout the novel, Weisel makes biblical allusions to night or darkness. According to the Torah, God began the world by expelling the darkness. Therefore, darkness symbolizes a world without God. Several times in the novel, night is mentioned; this is when suffering is at its worst.
For example, the night before being deported, Elie and his family get little rest; the fear of the unknown chokes their ability to sleep. Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Night. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell. As students read, a storyboard can serves as a helpful character reference log. This log also called a character map allows students to recall relevant information and details about important characters. You can click on this map and create a copy on your teacher account. Use it as is, or to edit it for the level of your class.
Printing it as worksheets, for your students to complete while reading, is a fast and easy way to incorporate this character map into your classroom. Type of Activity: Character Map. Another great way to engage your students is through the creation of storyboards that uses vocabulary from Night. Here is a list of a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the novel and an example of a visual vocabulary board. Example Vocabulary Words from Night Beadle A minor official in the church who serves a ceremonial function.
A religious practice which believes that through prayer and thought a person can gain spiritual truth. In the vocabulary board, students can choose between coming up with their use of the vocabulary board, finding the specific example from the text, or depicting it without words. Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards. Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in Night by creating visualizations.
Night is an exemplary novel for students to use to connect to on many different levels. In this activity, students will be creating a timeline to make text to world History connections. Elie is 12 years old and is studying the Kabbalah. He is curious about his faith. He urges his father to teach him Jewish mysticism. His father declines, saying he is too young.
Elie finds Moshe the Beadle who becomes his Rabbi Teacher. The Hungarian government sends for all foreign Jews who could not prove Hungarian citizenship. They are deported to Nazi-held Poland. On the way the SS murder them. Moshe is able to escape and returns to Sighet to tell his story, but no one believes him. In March, Sighet is occupied.
Night by Elie Wiesel Lesson Plan
Jews are forced to wear stars. Soon their businesses are shut down. They are expelled from the ghettos and forced onto cattle cars by the hundreds. Once at Auschwitz, Elie and his father lie in order to survive. Over the winter, Elie's foot becomes infected, and in January, he requires an operation. With the Red Army advancing, the SS evacuates the camp and forces the prisoners on a 50 mile death march to Buchenwald. Of the 20, who left the camp only 6, survive. January The prisoners arrive at Buchenwald, but Shlomo Wiesel dies of dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion.
Elie becomes guilt stricken with feelings of relief and sadness. Elie is liberated and sent to France, where he spends time recovering from intestinal issues. In the beginning of his novel, Elie dives into his deeply religious beliefs and discusses his interest in pursuing religious studies. All of that changes when the Nazis arrive in his small town.