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Lois Lowry’s novel Number the Stars is a great novel to read as a whole class and then lead into a variety of other reading,
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The Unwavering Relevance of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars: Why we should continue to teach this classic YA novel
Perhaps one of the most difficult subjects to teach adolescent students is that of war. Middle school is a challenging transition period for many children. Not quite kids but not quite teenagers, these students are just beginning to be exposed to more demanding, adult subjects; both intellectually and emotionally. In Number the Stars, Louis Lowry walks this delicate tightrope with masterful delicacy. She never sugarcoats the horrors of the Second World War, yet she avoids overly distressing…
As a child, I always had my nose in a book. I loved being transported to different lands, meeting interesting characters and getting lost in a story. Books captured my imagination in a way I never knew was possible. Now that I’m a mom, I can’t wait until my son will be able to enjoy... View Article
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This resource collection will help you provide your readers with questions and activities that are designed to encourage them to think deeply as they read.
Ariel Carnes saved to upper elementary.
Danishes, Danish cookies, Danish people, and pink cupcakes were on the agenda for our latest party school, Number the Stars Book Club.#la4k #ihsnet #onlinebookclub #numberthestars #homeschool
Lois Lowry's Number the Stars is a work of historical fiction offering numerous topics for extended activities. Parents and teachers can use these free ...
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Nicole Seegmiller saved to WWII Unit Study
Some of the best teaching I do all year is with some very special novels. When we begin reading Number The Stars by Lois Lowry I like to keep track of what we learn about the main characters in chapters one and two: Ellen, Annemarie and Kirsti. Here is a picture of a poster I use. The kids add information about each character on the stickies. An important foreshadowing clue comes up at the end of chapter three. Annemarie admitted to herself snuggling there in the quiet dark, that she was…
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