Number the Stars Novel Study Literature Guide

Ruth S.
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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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Number the Stars

Number the Stars student worksheets in this literature guide include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect,conflict/resolution, figurative language, response to text, vocabulary by chapter, parts of speech, verb tenses, punctuation, capitalization, summarizing, “thinking out of the box” questions, author’s point of view, author biographical worksheet, comparison of characters, connections, and more! Many websites are provided including author interviews, and interactive map sites.

Also included is an article with questions that provides students with background information about World War II. Answers are provided. There are two maps, one of Europe, one of Denmark, with geography questions to help students visualize the settings of the story. Answer sheets for map activities are included. This is a great way to integrate social studies with ELA lessons!

Detailed teacher instructions for pre-reading, reading and post reading activities are provided. All worksheets have explanations for students and directions of how to use them.

This packet is aligned with the Common Core for grades 4, 5 and 6 (Informational Text and Literacy Standards) to accommodate a wide range of learners in each grade. Not all Standards are listed in the product description, but can be found on a separate page in the packet.Seventh and eighth grade teachers also use this packet with their students!

If your state doesn't align with the Core, all essential ELA strategies are covered. There are extension activities as well.

It's recommended these worksheets be used with small groups to provide students with the opportunity to discuss and collaborate for answers. Open ended questions are included, but answer sheets aren't provided for those questions because answers may vary.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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