The Yellow Star

December 15, 2019 No Comments

The Yellow Star

December 15, 2019 No Comments

For the last eleven years I’ve taught the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.  It is a story that has captivated my 4th graders year after year. This past November I attended the National Council for the Social Studies National Conference and I was introduced to the book The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy.  This lovely story, inspired by true events and Lois Lowry’s novel, gives students a glimpse into the life of a heroic and brave leader during a very troubling time in our world.  It is a perfect tie to Number the Stars, as it gives students an additional view on the war. I especially love the author’s note at the end. It determines between fact and fiction, but also challenges students to stand up to injustice and violence in their world.  What a great message for the young minds in our classrooms.

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Welcome to Adventures of a 4th Grade Classroom! Im a 4th grade teacher who loves motivating my students through a love of the great outdoors. I enjoy creating resources for teachers to use their classrooms. I also had the opportunity to be the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail and travel to rural Alaska by bush plane!

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