Writing Prompts, Book Resources
Number the Stars Writing Prompt
Students explore the use of the literary tool, personification.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
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LANGUAGE ARTS: Words with Life
The author's use of personification provides an opportunity to introduce this literary device. Explain that personification is when a writer gives human characteristics to inanimate objects or animals. Give these examples from the text:
- “seagulls soared and cried out as if they were in mourning.”
- “dawn would wake”
- “trees and bushes closed around her”
Challenge students to find other examples and then to write their own.