Reading and research unit for Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel Number the Stars ---
The 55-page unit is designed for station groups or learning centers but would easily adapt to whole-group instruction. Activities align to over 25 of the Common Core State Standards for grades 4-6 and integrate standards for reading literature, reading informational text, writing, and language.
Assessment includes a rubric for student-developed research project and three constructed response prompts for both opinion and informative writing. Activities include scripted mini-lessons for reading picture books and nonfiction materials related in theme and content.