Different types of activities to appeal to various learning styles. Detective victor is hired to track down prosper and bo, and in doing so he learns the secrets of the thief lord and his gang. Funke has peppered the childrens dialogue with italian words, the meaning of which is easily inferred from the context. Free the book thief study unit worksheets for teachers to print. The thief lord by cornelia funke, christian birmingham. Free the thief lord study unit worksheets for teachers to print. Includes a focus on symbolism, theme, and personification. The real complication is the thief lord, whose identity turns out to be smallerthanlife and whose attraction to the magic of the carousel draws the gang into further danger.
The novel the book thief, revolves around the jewish holocaust, but is told through the eyes of a civilian. Two orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle decide to hide out in venice, where they meet the thief lord. Detective victor is hired to track down prosper and bo, and in doing so he learns the secrets of the thief lord. Celebrate mardi gras carnevale with the thief lord activities. The book thief by markus zusak describes young liesel memingers battle with political regimes and their. The thief lord by cornelia funke is a fantastic story about children who live in underground venice, alone, and find a way to survive.
Readers theater script writing chapter 11 postreading activity. Free the thief lord worksheets and literature unit for teachers. This is a novel study for the thief lord by cornelia funke. When writers for adults contemplate venice they behold decay, dereliction and death. Young adult fiction let us bless the lord, year one. The thief lord by cornelia funke and christian burmingham. Violence several scenes that involve small scuffles as adults trying to subdue and capture runaway kids. The thief lord reading guide and chapter comprehension questions this reading guide for the thief lord comes with a writing prompt for each day, comprehension questions for all chapters, a graphic organizer for each lesson, and a final reflection for students to complete. Updated to include answer keythis book study packet is for the novel the thief lord, by cornelia funke. Close reading bookmarks 6 journal prompts 3 projects related to symbolism 2 projects related to personification 2 projects related to theme. The book thief this study guide is designed to support a theatrical production and includes activities that will work in any classroom. Jul 16, 2009 the thief lord is definitely a childrens book. The great popularity of this book with children is something of a mystery.
When the orphans prosper, 12, and boniface, 5, run away from hamburg to venice to escape separation by their aunt and uncle hartlieb, the crotchety, childless couple hires private detective victor getz to find bo, the only brother they want. Her mouth didnt look as if smiling was its favorite activity. The brothers decide to hide out in venice, where they meet a mysterious yearold boy who calls himself the thief lord. The story moves at a slow pace, lingering in explanatory dialogue and descriptions of venice, but the idiosyncrasy and resonance of the central carousel image create a. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This study guide provides a synopsis of the book, background information on word war ii, prereading activities and discussion questions, worksheets for every section, a cloze activity, postreading activities and discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and answer keys for the worksheets. May 01, 2010 the genuinely magical twist the thief lord takes towards the end of the book fits in beautifully with the character of venice. It is very slow to get started, the fantasy element doesnt appear until the last 75 pages, theres little emotional involvement, and the rest of the story meanders as much as the winding canals of venice.
Todays young readers will probably love this book as. The golden domes that arched above their heads kept their splendor hidden in the gloom, and in between the tall marble pillars that supported them the boys felt as small as insects. Pdf the thief lord download full pdf book download. And the venice the characters roam through is the venice that exists. As many novels and stories are, it is full of examples of. The thief lord discussion guide prosper and bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle.
Prosper and bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. It was published in germany in 2000 and translated into english by oliver latsch in 2002 for the chicken house, a division of scholastic publishing company. Thief lord, based on the book by cornelia funke and adapted for first stage by resi. The thief lord reading guide and chapter comprehension questions. The thief lord helps them by getting them a place to live in an old movie theater and brings them things to sell and to eat. She has also received the book sense childrens literature award for inkheart and inkspell. Free the thief lord worksheets and literature unit for. Oct 29, 2011 a full range of activities to enable independent learning or as an assessment at the end of reading the book thief. Riccios mattress was covered with old comic books and his sleeping bag was stuffed with so. On the run from their heartless aunt and uncle, orphans prosper and bo flee to venice, where they join a group of children led by the mysterious thief lord.
The thief lord follows the story of brothers, prosper prop and. The genuinely magical twist the thief lord takes towards the end of the book fits in beautifully with the character of venice. They sell stolen items that their thief lord, scipio, steals. The thief lord is a german childrens novel by cornelia funke, first published in 2000 and translated into english in 2002. Brilliant and charismatic, the thief lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. As educators and parents, you know best the needs and. For your reference, we provided these the thief lord quotes with page numbers using the following version of the book. The thief lord book study by jessicas resources tpt. A full range of activities to enable independent learning or as an assessment at the end of reading the book thief. Celebrate mardi gras carnevale with the thief lord jump into a book fun activities. The narrator in the novel is different than many other novels in that death tells the story. This novel study divides the thief lord into eight sections for study.
In addition to the action in the story, the themes of loyalty, friendship, trust, and loving parents are woven in very deftly, without sounding like any kind of lecture. It was published in germany in 2000 and translated into. The thief lord by cornelia funke in chm, epub, rtf download ebook. The book provides an instant guide to matching childrens interests with suitable reading material. Through the help of their new friends, detective victor genz, andida spavento, prosper and bo discovered the true identity of the thief lord, fixed. Batchelder award for the best translated childrens book of the year and the book sense book of the year award. The thief lord is a childrens novel written by cornelia funke. Prop and bo feel at home with their new comrades three other orphans who survive by picking pockets, but are otherwise harmless in an abandoned. The thief lord by cornelia funke overdrive rakuten. The thief lord kindle edition by funke, cornelia, christian. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. Find thief lord lesson plans and teaching resources.
Inside youll find 30 daily lessons, 20 fun activities, 180 multiple choice questions, 60 short essay questions, 20 essay questions, quizzeshomework assignments, tests, and more. Engaging activities to provide comprehension support for the book thief by markus zusak. I dont remember how the writing was, as i read this several years ago. Chapters 1 questions and vocabularychapter 2 question. This book takes you into venice, italy where several children are trying to live on the streets. Character counts chart for keeping track of the characters and their characteristics as the students read. Start studying the thief lord chapters 112 comprehension questions.
This reading guide for the thief lord comes with a writing prompt for each day, comprehension questions for all chapters, a graphic organizer for each lesson, and a final reflection for students to complete. Throughout history, books have been banned for various reasons. Since much of the book seems so realistic, the added element is like adding just a hint of a spice to a recipe. The major theme of the thief lord by cornelia funke revolves around the importance of defining family and friendship through love rather than genetics the characters bo and prosper are brothers. The book thief lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. The brothers decide to hide out in venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteenyearold boy who calls himself the thief lord. Prop and bo feel at home with their new comrades three other orphans who survive by picking pockets, but are otherwise harmless in an abandoned movie. The three boys moved hesitantly down the wide center aisle, their steps ringing out on the flagstone floor. Enclosed in this enrichment guide is a range of materials and activities. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Its enjoyable, though, and pretty entertaining, with a surprise twist at the end. A vocabulary list featuring the thief lord by cornelia funke. That is the only cornelia funke novel i read all the way through. Meditations for the daily office, advent through holy week let us bless the lord the lord of the rings instrumental solos.
Walking around running into all kinds of trouble is the gangs specialty. The thief lord reading guide and chapter comprehension. Imagine a dickens story with a venetian setting, and youll have a good sense of cornelia funkes prizewinning novel the thief lord, first published in germany. Sep 01, 2002 when the orphans prosper, 12, and boniface, 5, run away from hamburg to venice to escape separation by their aunt and uncle hartlieb, the crotchety, childless couple hires private detective victor getz to find bo, the only brother they want. Synopsis of the play, characters, practice recognizing and using persuasive language, writing and discussion about representing death. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of the plot, publisher details, theme correlations, concepts, appropriate reading level, questions for discussion, an excerpt of the book, and a range of postreading activities. The thief lord kindle edition by funke, cornelia, christian birmingham. Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter withand protection fromvenices thief lord. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and. Free the book thief worksheets and literature unit for. When prosper accidentally bumps into victor getz, a detective, who is on a hunt for prosper and bo, the chase begins, which ends up into a whirlwind of a story. This book study packet is for the novel the thief lord, by cornelia funke.
Chapter 17, 814, 1521, 2228, 2935, 3642, 4349, 5053. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. Enclosed in this enrichment guide is a range of materials and activities intended to help you discover connections within the play through the curricula. It tells the story of prosper and boniface, two brothers who run away and join a gang of street children that live in an abandoned theater. Though the thief lord is the leader of a gang supporting criminal activities, he also acts as a fatherfigure to a band of runaway children, and his paternal role is endearing. Jun 21, 2002 the thief lord by cornelia funke, trans oliver latsch 350pp, the chicken house. So far the thief lord hadnt asked him and bo to stake out one of his targets.
In the thief lord, the setting of the story plays a key role. Weve had a long chat with our pal death, and weve come up with some ideas on what to focus on when teaching the book thief. The thief lord by cornelia funke books the guardian. Their world changes when a private detective, victor, finds where they live as he is looking for two of the. Welcome to the magical world of venice, italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets. I have also included images of the veniceset novel to help students gain a greater understanding of the setting. In the the thief lord, the first novel by german author cornelia funke translated into english, the canals, the streets, the abandoned buildings, and the small islands outside of venice provide an amazing setting for a gripping novel. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the thief lord. Oct, 2015 the thief lord by cornelia funke in chm, epub, rtf download e book.314 325 89 1048 1063 1215 117 998 828 540 355 1172 957 1380 1163 791 1128 896 509 524 1066 136 231 49 675 581 1000 1220 78 1118 889 1423 960 981 1150 381 742 382 96 87 104 101 1413 606 533 9 1227 760 1237 796