Assignment Sheet Number The Stars by noonans

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									Number the Stars: Chapters One and Two:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): How would you feel about having to go without simple
       things such as butter, sugar, and tea? Think of instances when you've had to go
       without something. How did that make you feel?

    5. Group discussion (text): What would you have done in Annemarie's place when
       the soldiers stopped them? Have you ever been in a similar situation?

    6. Group discussion (text): Why isn't Kirsti afraid of the soldiers?

    7. Group discussion (text): Do you think King Christian did the right thing when he
        surrendered to the Nazis? Why?

    8. Group discussion (text): Compare and contrast the following: Annemarie's family
        before and after Lise died; Peter before and after Lise's death.
Number the Stars: Chapters Three and Four:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                         _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                        _____________________________________

  Reporter:                           _____________________________________

  Contributors:                       ________          everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Make a character map for Peter or another character in
        the story. What details would you use to describe this character?

    5. Group discussion (text): Annemarie believes that ordinary people like her don't
        have to be courageous. Do you agree? Why?

    6. Group discussion (text): Why is Chapter 4 called "It Will Be a Long Night"? What do
        you predict might happen in the night?

    7. Group discussion (text): What do you think of Annemarie's relationship with her
        little sister Kirsti? Is it realistic? Why?


    8. Group discussion (text): Which details in Chapters 1-4 are historical facts? Which details are
       fictional, or made up by the author?
Number the Stars: Chapters Five and Six:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Why does Annemarie yank off Ellen's necklace? What
        would you have done in that situation?

    5. Group discussion (text): Why do you think Mama is taking the girls to Uncle
       Henrik's?

    6. Group discussion (text): What are the most suspenseful parts of chapters five and six?
       Which are your favorite parts?
Number the Stars: Chapters Seven and Eight:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): How do Ellen and Annemarie feel as they explore Gilleleje, where Uncle
        Henrik lives?

    5. Group discussion (text): Do you agree with Annemarie that Great-aunt Birte doesn't exist? How do
        you explain this?

    6. Group discussion (text): What do you think Uncle Henrik means by "Tomorrow will be
       a day for fishing"?

    7. Group discussion (text): If you made predictions earlier in your reading, have they
       come true? Explain. What do you predict will happen next?
Number the Stars: Chapters Nine and Ten:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Is Annemarie the same person that she was in the first chapters? Do
        you think Annemarie is brave? Explain why?

    5. Group discussion (text): Who do you think the "mourners" are?

    6. Group discussion (text): Why does Peter read the psalm to the mourners?

    7. Group discussion (text): Why do you think Lois Lowry called this book Number the
       Stars?
Number the Stars: Chapters Eleven and Twelve:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Why is Uncle Henrik a hero in this story?

    5. Group discussion (text): How would this chapter be different if Peter were telling the story?
Number the Stars: Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Do you think Annemarie will meet any soldiers on the
       way to Uncle Henrik's boat? If so, how do you think she'll act?

    5. Group discussion (text): Why does Annemarie think about Little Red Riding-Hood
       as she runs through the woods?

    6. Group discussion (text): What feelings does Annemarie experience in Chapter 14?
Number the Stars: Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    3. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    4. Group discussion (text): Do you think Annemarie acts bravely in Chapter 15?
       Why?

    5. Group discussion (text): Why do you think the handkerchief is important?

    6. Group discussion (text): Did you learn anything new about Peter in
       this chapter? Explain.

    7. Group discussion (text): Group discussion (text): Were you surprised by anything
       that Uncle Henrik told Annemarie? If so, what surprised you and why?

    8. Group discussion (text): In what ways is Annemarie growing and changing?
Number the Stars: Chapter Seventeen and Afterword:
Each of your group members is responsible for the assigned reading and at least one of the literature
group responses.


  Rotating group discussion jobs:
  Facilitator/Task master: _____________________________________

  Note Taker:                      _____________________________________

  Time Keeper:                     _____________________________________

  Reporter:                        _____________________________________

  Contributors:                    ________             everyone_________________




   Answer the following questions and prompts on a separate sheet of paper:
    1. Share individuals’ assigned jobs; the facilitator/ taskmaster will go first. S/he will determine the
       order in which others present.

    2. Group discussion (text): Why does Annemarie want to wear Ellen's necklace until
       Ellen returns?

    3. Group discussion (text): What do you think was the author's purpose for writing
       this book?


    4. Group discussion (big idea): How has the book shown: “As human beings, we cannot escape the
       fact that our actions affect the lives of others”?

    5. Group discussion (curriculum): How does the book connect to our study of the Holocaust?

    6. As a group, you must come up with a presentation to show your classmates how the book has
       shown numbers 3 and 4. Presentations can take on many forms, but they must meet two
       conditions: 1) they’re well thought-out, 2) and respectful.

								
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