This packet is a student-ready guide to Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It is designed to be accompanied by a Socratic seminar discussion at different checkpoints throughout the reading. The guide includes thoughtful, open-ended questions for each of the 5 sections of the text and pre- and post-reading activities. It also requires students to evaluate the use of figurative language throughout the text and analyze the development of theme. In addition, students are required to research the historic facts of the time and to explain how the events of the time period affect the plot and characters. Finally, it includes a rubric for the "Sell Your Book" product that students are required to complete after they finish reading the text.