Number the Stars | Novel Study | Book Companion | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (70 pages)
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This complete and engaging novel study for Number the Stars [ by Lois Lowry] will save YOU time and engage your students in a meaningful reading experience. Novel Study includes Reading responses, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, vocabulary, writing about reading, character traits, pre-reading pages and questions, end of book "thinking questions", learn historical facts for World War II that help the reader obtain a deeper meaning in the author's important message !

These writing prompts and graphic organizers

• will enable young readers to make connections to their reading

• will support reading strategies taught

• will improve reading comprehension

• will engage students in literature in a meaningful way

What focus skills are included in this teaching resource?

  • characters' words and actions
  • adjectives to describe the characters
  • setting
  • learning new words
  • likenesses and differences
  • ‘thick and thin’ questions
  • comprehension questions by chapter
  • Problem In the Story
  • Annemarie's Promise
  • Opinion Writing
  • summarize the story page
  • learn historical facts about the time and era of the story
  • ‘make a cover’ for your Number the Stars folder
  • end of book "thinking" pages
  • gaining a deeper meaning of book through writing
  • learning life lessons in literature

Why do teachers think reader responses are a good idea?

  • keeping a reading journal or writing folder about my reading teaches meaning
  • independent reading and writing about books leads to reading with conviction
  • small reading group assignments brings about meaningful conversations
  • whole class read aloud and responding to literature leads to lifelong reading
  • every page can be a springboard for meaningful class discussions
  • builds a community of readers and writers
  • sharing pages in literature circles show high interest and understanding
  • book talks are contagious
  • homework pages are enjoyable

This book is an important book teaching the about the times and life in Denmark during World War II. Lois Lowry is a masterful writer and writes this book for young readers to know about and feel about these most difficult times and events in our history. You will be able to use this novel study if you decide to do a read aloud with the book; or if you assign the book for independent reading. These writing pages will help readers to learn reading strategies, word study and writing skills.

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