Directions: Match the vocabulary word with its definition.
Relocate, swastika, Godspeed, disdainfully, Tantalize, sprawling, tentatively, Mourning, rationed, specter, urgency
- to have good luck/good fortune
- to move to a different place
- something needs to be done right away
- something is taken away or limited
- Jewish place of worship
- something that causes terror or dread
- something may or may not happen
- to cover or be all over something
- to show sadness over something/someone
- an anti-Jewish symbol
- to tease
Directions: Put the events in the order in which they occurred.
- Annemarie and Ellen get stopped by Nazis while walking home from school.
- Annemarie’s mom calls Henrik and says they are coming to visit.
- The girls find out that “Aunt Birte” died.
- Mrs. Johansen and the girls get stopped by a soldier that keeps asking them questions.
- The casket really has survival supplies for an escape inside.
- Everyone waits for the Jews to return once the war is over.
- Ellen’s family comes back to get her and Peter helps them escape to Sweden.
- Annemarie asks Uncle Henrik why they are lying about Aunt Birte.
- Nazi soldiers come to Annemarie’s house looking for the Rosens.
- Ellen’s parents make her stay with Annemarie’s family.
- King Christian X. passes by Annemarie and Ellen.
- Choose one of the above events and explain how it is or isn’thistorically accurate and what the significance of it is to thestory.
Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
- Tell 3 differences between your childhood and the lives of Annemarie, Ellen and Kirsti.
- How did Kirsti pose a threat to the girls several times in the book?
- What is the Resistance? Who was a part of it in the story and what did it lead to?
Created to go with the reading guide, this is a comprehensive assessment for upper elementary students to show understanding of the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.