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Number the Stars
Students explore discrimination against Jewish people in World War II. In this world history and historical fiction novel study lesson, 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.
New! Lessons from the Holocaust
This lesson plan includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and discussion questions on Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. There is also an extension lesson relating the atrocity of the Holocaust to the modern conflict in Africa between the Sudanese government and African tribes.
Number the Stars
Eighth graders activate prior knowledge concerning Number the Stars by answering quesions. They collect different material regarding Denmark and its flag from different sources. Students create their own personal flags and compare its components with the Danish flag. They explain the concepts of: food rationing and why it is emphasized.
Number the Stars Study Questions and Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. Students may check some of their answers online.
Number the Stars-Figurative Language
Sixth graders read the novel Number The Stars by Lois Lowry with focus on figurative language. They create a Word Document and then use Paint to demonstrate their knowledge of similes and metaphors from the text of the novel Number the Stars.
Number the Stars
Students read Number the Stars. In this social studies lesson, students read the story and use a map of western Europe and identify the countries involved in the war. Students locate the cities of Denmark that are discussed in the story.
Standards Focus: Conflict, Number the Stars
In this Number the Stars worksheet, students examine internal and external conflict as they complete a graphic organizer identifying conflicts as internal or external along with their justification for doing so. In addition, students respond to 4 short answer questions regarding conflict in Lois Lowry's Number the Stars.
Number the Stars
Students discuss book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
World War II
Sixth graders read Under the Blood Red Sun (UBRS), V is for Victory (V), and Number the Stars(NS). They examine WWII through the eyes of Japanese, Danish, and American students and complete at least two projects: a radio broadcast and a powerpoint.
Exploring Power-Law Functions Using WISE Data!
In this power-law functions worksheet, students solve 3 problems using data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Experiment in the constellation Carina. Students use a photograph to determine the number of stars as bright as the brightest star in the given field of view, they calculate the number of stars with a given magnitude in a field the size of the moon and they use integration to find the total number of stars that could be detected in a field equal to a WISE survey area.
How Many Stars are in the Sky?
In this star count activity, students solve three problems using a given polynomial and its logarithm to determine the number of stars in a given area.
The Battle for Ultimate Power
Students gain an understanding of how the powers of 10 and scientific notation can be used to represent the scale of things in the universe. They relate the number of stars in the universe to the number of grains of sand on Earth's beaches.
Courage in Chaos
Students read and discuss the historical fiction novel by Lois Lowery, Number the Stars. They further investigate survivor and rescuer stories from the Holocaust in order to make a class presentation.
TOTAL LITERATURE SERIES
Fifth graders listen and react to the book Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. They write in their journals every day approximately one page or more as a reflection on the reading.
Vocabulary Strategy for Number the Stars
After reading Number the Stars, told from the point of view of Annemarie Johansen, encourage your class to review some of the new vocabulary by completing this crossword puzzle. Fifteen definitions are presented, and learners must identify the word that each describes. Unfortunately, neither a list of words or an answer sheet are provided, so you will have to solve the puzzle yourself to find the words.
Escape to Freedom
Students read, "Number the Stars," by Lois Lowrey. They research World War II and the Holocaust- the topics that are covered in the book. They discover why there are dictators like Hitler and followers like the Nazis and compose an essay and a digital slideshow.
The Holocaust: An Introduction for Children (To Be Used with Number the Stars)
In this literature and history worksheet, young scholars prepare to read the novel by Lois Lowry Number the Stars. Students read the history behind the Nazi occupation of Denmark and the arrest of the Jews there. This is a 10 page historical account of the Holocaust events with photographs from WW1.
Number the Stars Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Number the Stars Theme: Bravery
In this reading worksheet, students examine the theme of bravery in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 10 questions about bravery in the book and the brave actions of the characters.
Number the Stars Is it OK to Lie?
For this language arts worksheet, students explore the theme of truthfulness and lying in Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars. Students answer 4 essay questions.