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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry’s novel Number the Stars, is the story of Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Ellen Rosen, who live in Copenhagen, Denmark, a European city under Nazi occupation. The girls are typical: they go to school and practice running in the local athletic meet. The year is 1943; they live under the weight of Nazi soldiers marching in their town, and shortages of coffee, sugar, and butter. When German troops begin their plan to “relocate” the Jews of Denmark, Ellen moves in with the Johansen family. Annemarie is a fictional character representing the many Danish people who were part of the Resistance and helped to save the Jews during World War II. Help readers understand how to determine theme with the Book Club lesson plans and resources focusing on finding evidence to support the universal theme in the story.
Teach with Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Determining Theme
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
Common Core Alignment
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Number the Stars Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Theme
Meeting #2: Identify the Big Ideas
Meeting #3: Characters Respond to Challenges in Different Ways
Meeting #4: Summarize the Plot of The Story
Meeting #5: Identify Theme and Supporting Details
Number the Stars Focus Assessment and Rubric
Number the Stars Common Core Assessment
Number the Stars Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Number the Stars Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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