Number the Stars Assignment - Newspaper Creative Writing for Lois Lowry's Novel

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Number The Stars Assignment Newspaper Creative Writing - Have your students develop their writing and inferencing skills with this creative writing assignment for Number The Stars by Lois Lowry where they will become journalists for the illegal Resistance newspaper, De Frie Danske (The Free Danes).

In Number The Stars, Peter brings the Johansens an illegal newspaper about the Resistance movement against the Nazis in Denmark. The reader doesn't know what exactly is in the newspaper, but after reading the novel, they can infer what might be included based on the events that occur. This fun and engaging creative writing assignment requires higher-order thinking and challenges your students to infer information.

Included In The Number The Stars Assignment:

➡️ The Free Danes Newspaper Writing Assignment Instructional Page: This instructional handout will introduce the assignment for students to create The Free Danes newspaper. Students will write three articles. The handout includes information about each as well as the project introduction and requirements.

➡️ The Free Danes Newspaper Writing Assignment Pre-Writing Graphic Organizers: Before students write the articles for The Free Danes newspaper, they will complete three pre-writing graphic organizers for each of the articles to help them prepare for the good copies.

➡️ The Free Danes Newspaper Writing Assignment Templates: Once students are ready to create their newspaper, use the included blank newspaper templates!

What Teachers Are Saying About This Number The Stars Assignment:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I used this as an extension with my gifted learners. They really enjoyed being creative with this assignment.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a fun interactive assessment! Students are able to use creativity to connect the text to real-life circumstances!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a great activity after finishing the book.

>>>This resource is included in my unit plan for the novel!

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