NUMBER THE STARS UNIT PLAN DIGITAL & PRINT BUNDLE | DISTANCE LEARNING

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This Number The Stars unit plan in digital and print has everything you will need to teach Lois Lowry's best-selling novel. With eye-catching Google Slides and Powerpoint presentations, interactive digital and print assignments, quizzes, questions, vocabulary, video journals and class activities, you will have everything you need!

This is a digital and print resource bundle. For the digital resources, students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or online education.

 

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Below is a detailed list of what is included in your purchase:

 

NUMBER THE STARS HASHTAG OF THE WEEK:

→ Use these Google Slides or PDF posters to engage your students while you read Number The Stars. The hashtag (#) will tell your students which character said the quote.

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NUMBER THE STARS INTRODUCTION:

→ The Google Slides and Powerpoint presentation includes pre-reading discussion, a short interactive class activity, an author biography, a listening quick check, a link to a video (YouTube required), and background information on the novel.

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NUMBER THE STARS HISTORICAL CONTEXT:

→ The Google Slides and PowerPoint presentation includes historical background information to put the novel in context for your students. The presentation provides a brief overview of the important events of World War II, The Holocaust, as well as the German occupation in Denmark. The presentation is editable, so it can easily be modified to meet your students' maturity level.

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CHAPTER SUMMARY CARDS:

→ Use these digital and print chapter summary card slides as both a reference and as a resource to help your students navigate through Number The Stars. Included in your purchase are 17 digital and printable summary cards, one for each chapter in the novel.

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READING QUIZZES WITH ANSWER KEYS:

→ These 6 reading quizzes ( include multiple choice questions which demonstrate student understanding of the novel. Also included on each quiz are 2 quotes from Number The Stars which show plot or character development. Students are required to explain what is happening at this particular part of the plot and what characters are involved. A detailed answer key is included for each! Quizzes come in both Google Forms and PDF format.

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VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT RESOURCES:

→ Have students practice determining the meaning of words by using context. Included is a Google Slides and PowerPoint presentation to teach students how to determine the meaning of words in context, Number The Stars vocabulary student slides or pages with quotes from the novel that use challenging vocabulary, and a presentation to go over each of the vocabulary words with synonyms/definitions for students to easily understand the new terms.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

→ Have your students demonstrate their reading comprehension of Number The Stars with this ready-to-use resource! Included are student Google Docs with reading questions as well as a paper version that include both basic comprehension questions and ‘Digging Deeper” questions. A Google Slides and PowerPoint presentation is also included for easy review!

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ANALYSIS NOTES:

→ Review the most important aspects of the novel with this 27 Google Slides and PowerPoint presentation. The notes discuss some of the most important aspects organized by chapter sections in the novel. The notes address characterization, theme, conflict, and more! Your students will have a deeper understanding of Number The Stars after you use this resource!

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VIDEO JOURNALS:

→ Included is a Google Slides and PowerPoint presentation with links to 6 videos which connect to each part of Number The Stars. Student response slides and a general print response sheet are included. Please note that the videos are not about the novel specifically, but connect to something that happens in the chapters in either content or theme. This allows students to consider how the content or themes from the novel connect to the world today. Student response slides are included. YouTube is required.

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DIGITAL AND PRINT ACTIVITIES:

 

CHAPTERS 1 - 3: SETTING TOUR GUIDE: Students write a tour guide script for Copenhagen during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. 

CHAPTERS 4 - 6: JEWISH NEW YEAR WEB QUEST: Students do online research to learn about that Jewish New Year that is celebrated by the Rosens in the novel.

CHAPTERS 7 - 9: TWO TRUTHS, ONE LIE: Students empathize with Annemarie with this activity where they have to lie to their classmates.

CHAPTERS 10 - 12: ROLE PLAY ACTIVITY: Students work in groups to practice a role play of the events that take place at Great-aunt Birte’s funeral.

CHAPTERS 13 - 15: POST CARD IN CODE: Students write a post-card to Mr. Johansen using their own code to conceal the information from the Nazis.

CHAPTERS 13 - 15: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD COMPARISON: Students compare the plot, conflict, setting, and characters of Number The Stars to Little Red Riding Hood.

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POST READING ASSIGNMENTS & FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT:

 

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE:

→ This resource includes figurative language labeling slides and pages with examples from Number The Stars. Students read the examples and determine what figurative language is being used.

 

THE FREE DANES: WRITING AN ILLEGAL NEWSPAPER

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

 

CHARACTER DIARY ENTRY

→ Have students use this Google Slides assignment to put either Peter, Henrik, Mrs. Rosen, or Ellen's thoughts and feelings into writing with a diary entry from his/her perspective.

 

PLOT DIAGRAM ASSIGNMENT

→ Students to review the plot line of the novel. Included in your purchase is a blank student version of the plot diagram for them to fill out, as well as a detailed teacher copy/answer key. (print and digital format)

 

FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT:

Students have a choice of 7 different creative projects to complete

→ Write a book of poetry.

→ Create a soundtrack for the novel.

→ Write an extra chapter.

→ Create a comic strip.

→ Write diary entries from the perspective of a character.

→ Write an original monologue as a secondary character.

→ Turn the novel into a movie.

 

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