Written by Janine H. Sherman
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
18 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to inform: students write a composition about one of the background topics assigned in Lesson One. The second assignment is to give students the opportunity to express personal ideas: students will write an account of the first time they visited the sea (or some other impressive geographical site). The third assignment gives students the chance to persuade: students will pretend to be Annemarie Johansen when she was approached by the Nazi soldiers on her way to deliver an important package to her uncle. Their objective is to convince the soldiers to allow her go her merry way without drawing attention to the package.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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