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This 3-day plan increases the understanding of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars, a historical novel on the Holocaust. It includes KWL charts, popcorn reading, vocabulary building exercises, summarizing, making predictions, letter writing, and creating a PowerPoint or brochure about the hardships of the people at the concentration camps. Associated teacher-made materials may not be accessible, but they are not indispensable.
Students explore discrimination against Jewish people in World War II. In this world history and historical fiction novel study lesson plan, students read Number the Stars over five days. Students define vocabulary words and use comprehension strategies such as making inferences, summarizing, and making text to text and text to world connections followed by group discussion of the text.
Are you reading Lois Lowry's The Giver in your language arts class? Have your young readers create a PowerPoint presentation about their life, and how they connect to the lives of the characters from the novel. They present information about themselves and make connections about their life and the life of the main character. This lesson provides an outline for what each PowerPoint slide should contain.
Students explore the genres of fiction and non-fiction through their reading of Lois Lowry's, The Giver. They examine the difference between realism and imagination, they examine their own community government, and they create sketches based on the reading. They create small group presentations of the first eight chapters.