Number the Stars: An Instructional Guide for Literature

  • Grade: 4-8
  • Item: 40212
  • ISBN: 9781425889852

Follow the story of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish best friend Ellen who must move in with the Johansen family and pretend to be their daughter to escape the Nazis. Readers will learn to connect historical events to the story with the help of this literary guide that supports instruction of Number the Stars, the Newbery Medal-winning book by Lois Lowry. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will gain after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. The activities and lessons work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.

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Customer reviews:
By Farmer J., April 7, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
I am very pleased with this Instructional guide. I have read Number the Stars for years with my students. This resource helps guide me when I quickly need to come up with ways to analyze the text as well as come up with text dependent questions. The vocabulary words are also very helpful.