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Number the Stars Novel Study: Digital + Printable Book Unit: skills & activities

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the Number the Stars Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style.

Version #1 -- Number the Stars [Lois Lowry] Google Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + interactive quizzes + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- Number the Stars [Lois Lowry] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- Number the Stars [Lois Lowry] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

The digital resources include the following:

Digital Activities for Google Slides

Open-ended questions such as constructed response questions and skill lessons are provided through Google Slides.

  • 17 Constructed Response Writing Questions
  • Comma Rules Organizer
  • Figurative Language

Online Quizzes Created with Hot Potatoes

  • Password for Interactive Quizzes

Digital Task Cards hosted by Boom Learning

Multiple-choice, matching, etc. type questions are provided through Boom Learning. Vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, and context clues practice have been created using Boom Learning.

  • Vocabulary and Comprehension Decks for each Two Chapters

[These are the same questions as those created with Hot Potatoes.]

The printable resource includes the following:


• Vocabulary List (17 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (12-page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

A comprehension quiz is included for every two chapters which includes:

• multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters

• multiple-choice higher-level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.

17 Constructed Response Questions with Graphic Organizers

Skill Practice

o Lesson 1 Commas in Addresses and Words in a Series

o Lesson 2 Commas in Quotations and Interjections

o Lesson 3 Commas with Conjunctions

o Lesson 4 Commas with Questions and Introductory Elements

o Lesson 5 Commas with Appositives and in Address

o Lesson 6 Similes and Metaphors

o Lesson 7 Personification

o Lesson 8 Idioms

o Lesson 9 Adages and Proverbs

Activities to Do with the Book (Study Topics)

o Map Activities

o Rosh Hashanah

o Star of David

o Holocaust

o Thor

o Typhus

o Working Dogs

o Holocaust Facts

o Little Red Riding Hood

Answer keys for each practice page are included.

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Total Pages
255 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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