Number the Stars - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 by Nat Reed by Nat Reed - Read Online



Experience the fear and danger of World War II as one girl risks her life to save her Jewish friend. High-quality, detailed questions and support materials go beyond the typical drill questions. Find proof from the text that shows Mama is determined and quick-thinking. Put events at the end of World War II in order that they happened in the novel. Find examples of foreshadowing in the story and explain what it may be hinting at. Match vocabulary words to their underlined synonyms in the sentences. Create questions for the game Jeopardy using information from the story. Conduct an interview with one of the characters from the book with questions and the character's response. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

About the Novel:
A story of a ten-year-old girl, her family and their courageous journey to save the lives of their Jewish friends. During the darkest days of World War II living in Copenhagen, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is caught up in these unfolding historical events when she learns that the life of her best friend—Ellen Rosen—is in danger. The Rosens go into hiding and Annemarie’s parents volunteer to take Ellen into their home until the voyage to the safe country of Sweden can be arranged. Annemarie is thrust into several perilous adventures as she does the utmost to save the lives of the Rosens. Annemarie’s courage and ingenuity are severely tested as she is forced to confront German soldiers intent on killing her friend.
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A Literature Kit™ FOR

Number the Stars

By Lois Lowry

Written by Nat Reed

GRADES 5 - 6

Classroom Complete Press

P.O. Box 19729

San Diego, CA 92159

Tel: 1-800-663-3609 | Fax: 1-800-663-3608


ISBN-13: 978-1-55319-338-8

ISBN-10: 1-55319-338-5

eISBN: 978-1-55319-874-1

© 2006

Permission to Reproduce

Permission is granted to the individual teacher who purchases one copy of this book to reproduce the student activity material for use in his or her classroom only. Reproduction of these materials for colleagues, an entire school or school system, or for commercial sale is strictly prohibited. No part of this publication may be transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) for our publishing activities. Printed in Canada. All rights reserved.

Critical Thinking Skills

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Assessment Rubric

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Teacher Guide

This resource has been created for ease of use by both TEACHERS and STUDENTS alike.


With her novel, Number the Stars, Lois Lowry has created a very realistic story that offers young people a glimpse of the horrors of war, and the reality of losing loved ones in the struggle for freedom. Important lessons about loyalty, bravery, sacrifice and tolerance permeate the novel, along with the themes of prejudice toward the Jewish people, and stereotypes. Because of the novel’s geographical and historical setting, other themes are those of Denmark and the Danish people, Hans Christian Anderson, World