Practice homophones, possessive noun forms, verbs in the simple past tense, prepositions, subjects and predicates, coordinating conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions within the context of this Newbery award-winning work of historical fiction by Lois Lowry.
Included in this digital download:
152 Task Cards to practice proofreading
27 pages of grammar worksheets
3-page worksheet on "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (a Danish fairy tale) for your students to use with their reading buddies from the lower grades
Students will revisit the text to analyze the grammar which naturally derives from the story. All items are original with the exception of quotes from the novel. These quotes have been specifically selected to illustrate the grammar being practiced. Updated November 23, 2014.
Use these worksheets and activities:
• In Literature Circles
. When you have groups working at different paces, this will be a useful way for your fast-finishers to spend their time.
• As part of your emergency substitute file
. If your students have read the book, keep this handy so that they use their time wisely when you are out of the classroom.
• As extra credit
: Make the extra work you ask students to do count.
• Before a writing assignment
: Use them to review how to proofread and connect ideas into well-written sentences.
Number the Stars
tells the story of two families during the German occupation of Denmark in the 1940s. The main character, Annemarie Johansen, learns about courage, true friendship, and sacrifice when lives are at stake.
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