This Number The Stars, Characterization, Character Study, Body Biography Project Bundle, For Print and Digital is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the author, Lois Lowry’s novel. Your students will find plenty of opportunities for creativity. For the first time, you’ll experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, Number The Stars, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
In your classroom, whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely:
“Teaching about the Holocaust can inspire students to think critically about the past and their own roles and responsibilities today.” A Number The Stars, novel study is a very meaningful way to cover a Holocaust literature unit, Holocaust Remembrance Days, and World War II (just to name a few).
The project bundle includes 6 characters. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s and achievement. Leave the Number The Stars body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
Includes 6 choices:
★ each poster is a character from the novel. Featuring fun but mature images- appealing to all grades. In line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Each poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Reflection Questions
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ The teacher set up directions, learning objective/learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
★ Includes the Google Slides version for digital learning, virtual classroom, and distance learning. Can be used in your favorite LMS! – Google Classroom, SeeSaw, Canvas, Schoology, etc.
★ Answers will vary as your students will search in their text for their own responses.
Here is your list:
Annemarie Johansen (completed, colored in answer key -example is included)
What’s the Student Objective?
The student objectives are as follows:
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the Number The Stars Body Biography graphic organizer/poster
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperative and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
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