Number the Stars

Middle SchoolEnglish  /  Number the Stars

“As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.”

Book description from Houghton Mifflin

You can access 200 questions about Number the Stars in Castle Learning.

 

Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of Number the Stars, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.

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Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapters 1-3: Introduction to characters and setting
  • Chapters 4-7: War Sparks Action
  • Chapters 8-11: Flight
  • Chapters 12-16: Overcoming Obstacles
  • Chapter 17 and End of Novel

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about Number the Stars:

  • L. 5.1
  • L. 5.4
  • L. 5.5
  • L. 5.6
  • L. 6.1
  • L. 6.4
  • L. 6.5
  • L. 6.6
  • RF. 5.4
  • RI. 5.1
  • RI. 5.4
  • RI. 5.8
  • RI. 6.1
  • RI. 6.3
  • RI. 6.4
  • RI. 6.5
  • RL. 5.1
  • RL. 5.2
  • RL. 5.3
  • RL. 5.4
  • RL. 5.5
  • RL. 5.6 
  • RL. 6.1
  • RL. 6.2
  • RL. 6.3
  • RL. 6.4
  • RL. 6.5
  • RL. 6.6
  • RL. 7.1
  • RL. 8.1
  • W. 5.4
  • W. 5.9
  • W. 6.4
  • W. 6.9
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