Students research allusions in Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars. Each student creates a PowerPoint presentation about the allusion s/he researches then presents the information to the class.
Included is a list of 23 allusions with their page numbers, student directions, and a grading rubric.
Common Core: W.6, W.7, SL.4, SL.5
My students enjoy being the experts as we read the story. I have them show their PowerPoint just before we read the chapter in which the allusion is made.