Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345445
Release Date: 1989-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 0871297116
Release Date: 1996
Genre: World War, 1939-1945

Two young friends often think about the way life was before the war and the Nazi occupation.

Number the Stars ENHANCED eBook

Author: Janice K. Rugg-Davis
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 9781429108799
Release Date: 1994-09-01
Genre:

This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.

Number the Stars

Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439271703
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

A guide to facilitating the discussion of the novel by Lois Lowry by students in grades four through eight offers suggestions for identifying themes, analyzing vocabulary, and responding to the text.

Number the Stars

Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher: Pages, Incorporated
ISBN: 1885885091
Release Date: 1995-02-01
Genre: Denmark

During the 1943 German occupation of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her family take great risks to give shelter to Annemarie's best friend, a Jewish girl named Ellen Rosen. Ellen assumes the identity of Annemarie's sister, but the Nazis are suspicious of this dark-haired girl in a family of blondes. As the Nazis move closer to discovering Ellen's true identity, Annemarie must find the courage to go on a dangerous mission that will help Ellen escape from Denmark.

Number the Stars Vocabulary Activities

Author: Suzanne Barchers
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781480791329
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre:

These vocabulary activities for Number the Stars incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.

An Instructional Guide for Literature Number the Stars

Author: Suzanne Barchers
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781425897277
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Education

Use this guide to follow the story of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish best friend Ellen who must move in with the Johansen family and pretend to be their daughter to escape the Nazis. Readers will learn to connect historical events to this personal, engaging story with the help of this literary guide. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support this story, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.