Number the Stars Resource Set

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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 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
CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RL.5.1 RL.5.10 RL.5.2 RL.5.3 RL.5.4 RL.5.5 RL.5.6 RL.5.7 RL.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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    Number the Stars Resource Set

    Number the Stars Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Number the Stars, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Number the Stars Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6

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