Number the Stars Chapter 1

  • In this chapter we learn about Annemarie, and Ellen's friendship.  We learn about ways they interact with one another and things they do together.  We read about Annemarie running into a German soldier and being scared.  Use the videos and activities included here to give your students greater access to curriculum that meets state standards, yet are accessible to students who may need some adapted materials.


    Chapter 1 Teaser Video


    Length of Video: 1:09
    Text Transcript

    Use this video as a way to introduce students to the chapter they are about to read.  This video is intended to help draw students in and help motivate them to read the chapter.


    Chapter 1 Discussion Question


    Length of Video: 0:22
    This video is designed to be used individually, or as a group.  It asks about how Annemarie felt when the gun was pointed at her.


    Chapter 1 Lesson Plan

    Use these lesson plans to help guide you as you do the Chapter 1 videos and activities included here.  


    Comparing Characters Worksheet

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes


    Use this worksheet to have students compare Annemarie and Ellen as they read.


    Chapter 1 Reading Comprehension Questions

    Length of Activity: 15 minutes


    Use this worksheet to assess student understanding of Chapter 1 material to look for areas that may need to be reinforced or retaught.


    Chapter 1 Quiz

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes

    Use this quiz to asses student understanding after instruction is completed.


    Chapter 1 - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    Use the TEKs to ensure materials are aligned to the curriculum.