Writing Prompts, Book Resources

Number the Stars Writing Prompt

Students explore the use of the literary tool, personification.

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

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.

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  • Subjects:
    Language Arts, Writing
  • Skills:
    Language Arts, Writing
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