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Number the Stars
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3. Analyze the following excerpt from the novel:
“For Kirsti, the soldiers were simply part of the landscape, something th...
Chapter 3
4. dawdled pg. 17, line 5
5. rationed pg. 17, 3rd line from the bottom of the page
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Chapters 1 4 vocab and questions 2013

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Chapters 1 4 vocab and questions 2013

  1. 1. Name: _______________________________________Date: _________________Per.:_____ Number the Stars Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions and Activities Chapter 1 – 4 Vocabulary Directions: Prior to reading the assigned chapter of Number the Stars, define the following terms on the vocabulary worksheet using the context clues. Comprehension Question Directions: After reading the assigned chapter of Number the Stars, answer the following questions in your LRJ using details from the novel. You must restate the question in your answers. Chapter 1 Vocabulary: 1. plodding pg. 4, line 21 2. obstinate pg. 6, line 10 Comprehension Questions: 1. Using complete sentences, describe the following characters as they are introduced in the novel. Be sure to include some character traits in your description. When possible, tell how characters are related to one another.  Annemarie  Ellen  Kirsti  German Soldiers  Mrs. Johansen  Mrs. Rosen 2. Using a full 2 page spread in your LRJ, hold your book vertically and create a 3 column chart comparing Annemarie and Ellen using specific character traits and evidence. See the sample below for reference. Begin filling in the chart about the two main characters in the novel. (NOTE: you will be revisiting this chart throughout the novel, so write small and leave the next page blank as well, so you will have 2 pages to write on). Annemarie Both Ellen
  2. 2. 3. Analyze the following excerpt from the novel: “For Kirsti, the soldiers were simply part of the landscape, something that had always been there, on every corner, as unimportant as lampposts, throughout her remembered life.” (pg.5) Explain why Lois Lowry describes the soldiers through Kirsti’s perspective in this way. Specifically state why the soldiers were “a part of the landscape” and described as “unimportant as lampposts” Chapter 2 Vocabulary: 1. solemn pg. 12, last line 2. intricate pg. 14, line 12 Comprehension Questions: 1. Using complete sentences, describe the following characters as they are introduced in the novel. Be sure to include some character traits in your description.  Lise  Peter  Mr. Johansen  King Christian X 2. Update your Annemarie/Ellen compare/contrast chart. 3. Using details from the novel, write a short response explaining why the Danish Army didn’t fight against the German soldiers when they invaded Denmark. Include what they did do to rebel against the Germans. You must have 2 text based details to explain your answer. You may follow the short response format: 1. Restate part of the question and provide the answer. 2. I know this because…… 3. Another reason I know this is……
  3. 3. Chapter 3 4. dawdled pg. 17, line 5 5. rationed pg. 17, 3rd line from the bottom of the page Comprehension Questions: 1. Explain what Annemarie means in the following sentence from the novel: “All of Denmark must be bodyguards for the Jews,” Annemarie said slowly (pg. 23). In your explanation, relate it to the conversation Annemarie had with her father about all of Denmark being bodyguards for King Christian. What does it mean to be a bodyguard for these people? 2. Update your Annemarie/Ellen compare/contrast chart. Chapter 4 Vocabulary: 1. exasperated pg. 26, line 3 2. belligerently pg. 28, 4th line from the bottom of the page Comprehension Questions: 1. Using proper paragraph structure, write a paragraph describing the main idea and supporting details of Chapter 4, pgs. 25-30 (up until the break in the page). You must use TAG as a topic sentence and have a minimum of 2-3 supporting details and “additional information,” or follow-up details for each in your paragraph. Make sure your supporting details relate well to the main idea. 2. Using proper paragraph structure, write a paragraph describing the main idea and supporting details of Chapter 4, pgs. 30-33. You must use TAG as a topic sentence and have a minimum of 2-3 supporting details and “additional information,” or follow-up details, for each in your paragraph. Make sure your supporting details relate well to the main idea.

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