NUMBER THE STARS Unit Novel Study (Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide

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NUMBER THE STARS Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

TEXT: NUMBER THE STARS by Lois Lowry
LEVEL: 5th - 9th
TOTAL: 170+ slides/pages in lesson plan unit
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included

»»» MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS «««

LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:

* Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit.
* Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom.

··· Intro Notes PowerPoint
- background into what was happening in the world around Annemarie Johansen and her family
- 21-slide PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· Google Earth Introduction Tour
- The Østerbrogade shopping strip, Hillerød and Nørrebro bombing locations, Amalienborg Castle, and all of AnneMarie's train ride up to visit Uncle Henrik...and many of the 22 locations zoomed in to the 3D street view. It's rockin awesome.
- 22-location 3D tour across Europe
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· KWL Organizer Chart for Notetaking
- notetaking tool of what they "K"now, "W"ant to know, & "L"earned
- 1-page handout
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 60 vocabulary words from the novel
- one 60-question quiz and two 30-question quizzes
- 12-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer key
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 1-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories
- 1-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking
- 28-question PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

··· Character Organizer
- analyze the main characters using novel quotes
- 11-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

··· Figurative Language Instructional PowerPoint
- We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide PowerPoint will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Figurative Language Worksheet
- analyze and complete 27 figures of speech specific to the novel
- 3-page worksheet
- Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Irony
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· Essay and Speech
- 4 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech
- Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics
- 6-page bundle
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· Little Red Riding Hood Activity
- read the original fairy tale and compare to Annemarie's journey
- 3-page activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,2,7

··· Video Interview w/ Lois Lowry
- 2-minute video
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,2,3,7,10

*** 170+ pages / slides total in lesson plan unit ***

NOTE: Every PowerPoint includes both the PowerPoint Show and the customizable .ppt file.

Enjoy Number the Stars!

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OTHER NUMBER THE STARS RESOURCES:

> NUMBER THE STARS Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

> KWL Organizer Chart for Notetaking
> Google Earth Introduction Tour
> Intro Notes PowerPoint
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
> Characters (by Lois Lowry)
> Figurative Language
> Little Red Riding Hood
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics
> Video Interview with Lois Lowry

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POETRY UNITS:

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GRAMMAR UNITS:

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> Parts of Speech Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answers - Grammar Ninja
> Subjects Verbs Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answer Keys - Grammar Ninja
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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NUMBER THE STARS Unit Novel Study (Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
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NUMBER THE STARS Unit Novel Study (Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide
NUMBER THE STARS Unit Novel Study (Lois Lowry) - Literature Guide