Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a Newberry Award Winner. This unit includes vocabulary and comprehension questions. There are answer keys for the vocabulary sheets.
The focus on the vocabulary sheets is using context clues. Questions are both literal and inferential. Another focus for each chapter is Predicting and Character Analysis. There are 66 pages.
This is an exciting story about the German occupation of Denmark and the struggle of the Danish Resistance to smuggle the Jewish people to Sweden. They actually did smuggle nearly 7,000 people!
Although this book is fiction, some of the characters and events are based on stories told to Lois Lowry by a friend of hers who lived in Copenhagen during the occupation.
Students are captivated by the characters and their struggles!
I have included a Research Project that students can do about Hitler, the Nazis, or the Jewish People during the war.