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An introduction to students who are going to read this book

An introduction to students who are going to read this book

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  • LMFAO dude thats fucked up but funny but still fucked up! watch that happen to u one day
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  • thats horrible, he was 10 he didnt know wut if that was you?!!! ur name is horrible too!
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  • 1. R e a d i n g o f t h e t e r m My aim with this activity is that you don’t know what the book of the term is about… … but that at the end of this activity you desperately want to read it.
  • 2. The book covers :
  • 3. The American Edition :
  • 4. SELECTED REVIEWS
    • "A small wonder of a book.“ - The Guardian "Since I read this book, it has haunted me... it should be read by anyone who cares about modern Irish fiction, young or old, because it's that very rare thing - a book so simple, so seemingly effortless that it's almost perfect. I was left floundering, tears running down my cheeks . - The Irish Independent
    • "A book that lingers in the mind for quite some time... a subtle, calculatedly simple and ultimately moving story.“ - The Irish Times "A fine addition to a once taboo area of history... packed with overtones that remain in the imagination.“ - The Independent (UK)
    • "Once in a while readers are presented with a book so powerful and so moving that it drives
    • them to think about its contents long after they have finished the last page. The Boy In The
    • Striped Pyjamas is such a novel... it's a powerful and emotionally-charged piece of
    • literature.“ - The Yorkshire Evening Post
    • "A profound, moving and timely  book.“ - The Canberra Times
    • "One of the most moving books I have ever read.“ - The Hindustan Times
    • Does it seem a good book ?
  • 5. The beginning:
    • Who is/are the main character(s) ?
    • What type of story will it be ?
    • What will the story be about ?
    • (see next two slides )
    • How will the story develop ?
    • How will the story unfold ?
  • 6. The chapters :
    • Chapter 1 : Bruno makes a discovery
    • Chapter 2 : The New House
    • Chapter 3 : The Hopeless Case
    • Chapter 4 : What they saw through the window
    • Chapter 5 : Out of bounds at all times and no exceptions
    • Chapter 6 : The Overpaid Maid
    • Chapter 7 : How Mother Took Credit for Something That She Hadn’t Done
    • Chapter 8 : Why Grandmother Stormed Out
    • Chapter 9 : Bruno Remembers That He Used to Enjoy Exploration
  • 7. Chapter 10: The Dot That Became a Speck That Became a Blob That Became a Figure That Became a Boy Chapter 11 : The Fury Chapter 12 : Shmuel Thinks of an Answer to Bruno’s Question Chapter 13 : The Bottle of Wine Chapter 14 : Bruno Tells a Perfectly Reasonable Lie Chapter 15 : Something He Shouldn’t Have Done Chapter 16 : The Haircut Chapter 17 : Mother Gets Her Own Way Chapter 18 : Thinking Up the Final Adventure Chapter 19 : What Happened the Next Day Chapter 20 : The Last Chapter
  • 8. The author The John Boyne Official Website  
  • 9. An Interview with the Author
    • John Boyne talks – Interview
    • John Boyne talks
    • Interview : Messages
  • 10. Activity map :
    • Session 1 : December 18’07
    • Introducing the activity
    • Session 2 : January 17’08
    • Reading Feedback
  • 11. Session 2 : January 17’08
    • i. About the setting : Describe the place
    • ii. Describe the characters
    • How does the story develop ?
    • What’s the turning point of the story ?
    • v. How does the story unfold ?
    • vi . Is it a good end ? Was it predictable, disappointing … ?
    • Would you have finished the novel in a different way ? How ?
    • vii. Main topics the novel deals with
    • viii. How did you lilke the book ?
    • ix. Which emotions has the story made you feel ? (laughter, boredom …)
    • x. Language work :
    • - Reading between lines
    • - Definition of key words (don’t look them up in the dictionary unless it’s absolutely necessary)
    • - Choose a paragraph you especially like and read it aloud.
    • (Rehearse at home using the cd)
  • 12.
    • ix. Write a letter * to John Boyne giving your opinion of the book to the following address:
    • JOHN BOYNE - AUTHOR
    • Transworld Publishers,
    • 61-63 Uxbridge Road,
    • London W5 5SA, England
    • * (see instructions on how to write one this kind of letters)
  • 13.
    • If you start to read this book
    • sooner or later
    • you will arrive …
    • at a fence