Number the Stars Book Diary By Amberlee


I think that war is.... (explain using the five senses) (more than 1 sentence)

In World War II, people in those countries probably felt... (explain using the five senses) (more than 1 sentence)


What do you think about when you think about neighbors? (more than 1 sentence)

If there was a war going on and my neighborhood was affected, I would realistically respond by... (more than 1 sentence)

Number the Stars

Based on The Amazing Race, what do you predict Number The Stars will be about? (Conflict, plot, characterization, theme???) (more than 1 sentence- explain your thinking)

(Reminder, the names of the tasks you accomplished were MAP, INVASION, NEUTRAL, RESISTANCE, ESCAPE, and CAPTURE.

Literary Analysis

(pages 8 & 9) "Be one of many. Be sure that they never have a reason to remember your face" 1. What do you think Mama means by this? 2. Why do you think she says this?

Mama says, "Be one of many." I think this means...

"'Well,' Annemarie said slowly, "now I think that all of Denmark must be bodyguard for the Jews, as well.'" (page 25).

What would it look like for Denmark and/or the Johansens to be a bodyguard for the Jews?

"'Hold still,' Annemarie commanded. 'This will hurt." She grabbed the little gold chain with all her strength broke it. As the door opened and light flooded into the bedroom, she crumpled it not her hand and closed her fingers tightly."

When Annemarie did this, she made a decision! Compare this decision with how she felt at the end of chapter 3.

(1) First explain how Annemarie felt at the end of chapter 3. (2) Then explain how her feelings are similar or different to this scene in chapter 5. (3) How could the Star of David being imprinted on Annemarie's hand be symbolic of her relationship with Ellen?


A prediction is when readers make a guess as to what will happen in the future of the story based on everything they know already.

We just read...

Therefore, I predict that... I predict this because..

"Annemarie admitted to herself, snuggling there in the quiet dark, that she was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage" (page 26, end of chapter 3).

We just read...

Therefore, I think...

My Dogs Smell Meat

Before we read this chapter, what do you think is going to happen next?

What might be the resolution of the book?

Vocabulary Words

When we read one of our vocabulary words for this novel, we are going to write about them on our Adobe Page!

You will make ONE glideshow picture per word.


First, type the sentence from the book here. Include the page number at the end in parenthesis, like this. (394)

Second, explain what the context of the sentence and the vocabulary word is. What is this word describing? A character? A conflict? The plot? A theme (life lesson)? Example: The word "stocky" was used in this sentence to show...

Third, make sure you include the definition of the word.

Extra Credit: Finally, does this word have a prefix or a suffix in it? If so, what does that prefix or suffix mean?


"She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie." (page 1)

Based on this sentence, these words are comparing the girls. It is describing their physical features, which are opposite because it uses the word "unlike."

Lanky means tall and skinny. Stocky means big and bulky.

Suffix: -y, relating to or filled with; Other words: messy, cheesy, lucky

Contempt (page3)

Obstinate (page 4)

Sabotage (page 8)

Wailed (page 2)

Defiant (page 4)

Solemn (page 13)


Imperious (page 39)

Imprint (page 49)

Tentative (page 50)


Here you will make a Glideshow of 4 images (1 for each type of conflict). Explain an example of each type of conflict found in Number the Stars (describe the scene). What did the characters involved learn from it? Then explain WHY that scene is an example of the type of conflict.


1. Write a theme for the book.

2. What does this theme mean in your own words?

3. Explain how the book shows this theme. You must include 1 example from the beginning of the book and 1 example from the end.

EXTRA CREDIT: Create an Adobe Post as your background image that expresses your theme.


Created with images by Nelson Lourenço - "Denmark #15 Odense" • Unsplash - "tags dog tags war" • Unsplash - "red house home" • zeevveez - "Star of David Blue Door" • ChristopherPluta - "old newspaper newspaper the 1960s" • Sir Hectimere - "Copenhagen 1974 - Guard Duty" • allenran 917 - "star" • Nelson Lourenço - "White cliffs (Denmark #4 Møns Klint)" • NJ.. - "Courage" • mitchgarot - "german shepherd domestic animal dog head" • Wokandapix - "peace word scrabble" • PDPics - "dictionary words grammar" • tiagopadua - "Girls" • PublicDomainPictures - "silhouette thumb down" • Brett Jordan - "Power-shift" • bixentro - "Sabotage" • amslerPIX - "Boy Yelling" • cogdogblog - "Obey the Disobey?" • foshie - "Serious Times" • HerryLawford - "Identity and Ration Books" • lechenie-narkomanii - "the dependence of drug women's" • Unsplash - "beach footsteps sand" • Patrishe - "Unsure" • Tumisu - "breakup divorce separation" • Unsplash - "lightning thunderbolt thunderstorm" • Daquella manera - "Resist" • Wokandapix - "lonely hiding sad"

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