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Use this guide to follow the story of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish best friend Ellen who must move in with the Johansen family and pretend to be their daughter to escape the Nazis. Readers will learn to connect historical events to this personal, engaging story with the help of this literary guide. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support this story, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.