Teacher Guide

Number the Stars Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the story of an ordinary girl's courage, its depiction of close friendship, and everyday, ongoing resistance and heroism may prove powerful to many fifth-graders; they also provide a potent introduction to World War II and the Holocaust. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to the text; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving...

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