Saturday, April 2, 2016

Reading and Acting Out "Number the Stars"

The boys and girls have been reading my all time favorite fifth grade core book, Number the Stars. This historical fiction chapter book by  Lois Lowry is about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during World War II. The story centers on ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen, who lives with her family in Copenhagen in 1943. She questions her bravery throughout the book due to her fear, but when the time comes to help her best friend and their family she comes to find out bravery is not quite what she thought it was.

Students were asked to study example reader's theaters and make one of their own on a chapter from the book. Each group did an amazing job with just a week's time to listen to, create and practice their own chapter from the book. Here is just a taste. 

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