Book Report for Number the Stars
Complete one of the following activities using at least 5 specific examples from the story to
support your answer. Your examples must be taken from throughout the novel (beginning,
middle, and end).
1. Imagine that Annemarie Johansen is a real person and that you want to recommend her
for an honor. Write a letter to Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen explaining why
Annemarie deserves a medal for bravery. Describe her achievements in detail. Make
sure you use the correct format for a formal letter.
2. Read the full text of Psalm 147 and consider the context in which this Psalm is used in
the story. Why do you think that Lois Lowry named this book Number the Stars?
Explain the significance of the title and the use of the Psalm to the theme of the book.
Identification: 5 points
Heading or Essay provides title and author as well as student name.
Tone: 10 points
Tone of letter or essay is appropriately respectful and formal.
Format: 10 points
Letter: Correct letter format (see attached)
Typed, 12 pt font (Times New Roman, Arial, Comic Sans, Courier)
Essay: Typed, 12 pt font (Times New Roman, Arial, Comic Sans, Courier)
Introduction: 10 points
Introduction clearly states main idea of letter or essay.
Examples: 50 points (10 points each example)
Each example is accurate, detailed and supports the main idea.
Conclusion: 15 points
Conclusion restates the main idea of the letter or essay and neatly ties up all loose ends.