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I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I'm ready to fight.

Curriculet Details
46 Questions
46 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for middle school students contains interactive videos exploring pacing and plotting, as well as annotations describing character development, themes, and point of view. Students will explore the themes of friendship and loyalty. The Common Core aligned questions, answers and quizzes in this free online unit will increase student engagement in the book while supporting reading comprehension.

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Chapter One

The Power of Six is the sequel to I Am Number Four, part of the Legacy Series. Below is a trailer for this book.  (This annotation contains a video)
The highlighted sentences mainly describe the 

Chapter Two

Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?  
What word best describes Marina at this moment? 
The Mogadorians are the species that are hunting the Loriens. John Smith, the protagonist, of I Am Number Four battled the Mogadorians.  
What does the small flower represent? 

Chapter Three

Use the Define feature and look up the definition of emaciation. What is an antonym for emaciation? 
Watch the video below about character traits. What character traits do you see for both John and Sam?  (This annotation contains a video)
From what you have read so far, how would you describe John and Sam's relationship? Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  
Henri's death from the last book, is a pivotal moment for John. Henri was there to protect him and guide, but now John must become more independent. It is one of the challenges he now faces.  

Chapter Four

In case you are confused, the beings from Lorien are either a Garde or a Cepan. John, Six, and Adelina are all Gardes. When of them is killed a scar shows up on the other Gardes' leg.  
Why is this moment significant?I. It calls back to Adelina's memory of the moment.II. It helps clarify what happened to Two.III. It explains how Six ended up on her own.IV. It demonstrates how dangerous it is to be Garde. 
Below is an image of how the Mogadorians appeared in film version of I Am Number Four.  (This annotation contains an image)
What is John's internal conflict at this moment? 

Chapter Five

Below is a map of Europe to help you visualize where all the characters have traveled.  (This annotation contains an image)
A theme is emerging in this moment. What is it? 

Chapter Six

Read the article in this link below about paintings and treating Alzheimer patients.  (This annotation contains a link)
What sort of comparisons do you see between Marina's use of painting and the New York Times article about art therapy?  

Chapter Seven

In this sentence, ruddy describe's the officer's 
The fact that John empties the gun is significant. It means that he wishes to not harm anyone. His motivation at this moment is survival.  
Below is a scene from the movie the Ten Commandments when Moses parts the Red Sea.  (This annotation contains a video)
Six's Legacy and the reference to Moses is known as a/an 

Chapter Eight

The description of the the cell gives the paragraph a ____________ mood. 
In the previous book, the reader learns that Sam's father has been missing for some time. Sam believes his father was abducted by aliens. This highlighted moment is reference to Sam's thoughts about his dad.  
What is John's tone toward Sam?  
Have you noticed the structure of the novel? It will give you a few chapters from one point of view and then shift to the other point of view. Typically when the point of the view is about to shift, there is some sort of cliff hanger. In this case, the reader is now anxious to see what is in the chest.  

Chapter Nine

What do you believe is significant about Hector's quote here in relation to Marina's story?  Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  
Below is an image of General Francisco Franco.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Ten

Notice the absence of the Cepans is a recurring element of this novel. John, Six, and Marina are forced to figure out the problems themselves.  
This moment reveals Sam's 
This comment reminds the reader of Sam's conspiracy theory obsession.  
What does John disagree with Six about? 

Chapter Eleven

Which literary device best applies to Sister Dora? 
Stained glass windows are a common features in churches, especially old ones. They were used in time periods, such as the Medieval period, when the majority of the people couldn't read. The glass would depict stories from the Bible.  (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz #1 

Chapter Twelve

Watch the video below about parallel plot, which is the structure of this book with Marina and John's story.  (This annotation contains a video)
Use the Define feature and look up the definitions of futility. Which of the following is the best synonym for futility?  
Remember that Pittacus Lore is name of this book's author. The name is actually a pseudonym for two authors, James Frey and Jobie Hughes who co-author the Lorien series. Below is a picture of both authors (Frey on the left and Hughes on the right).  (This annotation contains an image)
One theme of this novel deals with friendship. Notice how John has built a friendship/team with Sam and Six. How are you seeing parallels in Marina's story? Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  

Chapter Thirteen

Roswell, New Mexico is famous for the claim that a UFO crashed there and was hidden by government in Area 51. In reality it was an Air Force surveillance balloon that the government wanted to keep hidden from Russia. Below is one video that believes the Roswell theory.  (This annotation contains a video)
For some who believes in UFOs, how do you believe Sam is feeling at this moment? Consider the Roswell video in the annotation above to give you an idea of what a person like Sam might really be thinking.  

Chapter Fourteen

How does the author utilize imagery in the highlighted paragraph? 
Watch the video below about internal conflict, which John is experiencing at the beginning of this chapter.  (This annotation contains a video)
What is John's central internal conflict? 
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Fifteen

Consider all the obstacles Marina has to face. There is Sister Dora, Gabby, La Gorda, and even Adelina to an extent. This is on top of the fear of Mogadorians finding her.  
At this moment in the book, what does the first-person point of view prevent the reader from knowing? 

Chapter Sixteen

What consequences might Marina face by revealing her powers?  
Watch the video below about imagery. Reread this paragraph and pay close attention to the author's use of imagery.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter Seventeen

Often is a fantasy/hero story, the hero acquires a special weapon for a battle. Just like how Luke Skywalker has his light saber, John has his dagger.  (This annotation contains an image)
What character trait of Six's is benefiting the characters the most right now? 

Chapter Eighteen

The highlighted sentence contains an example of 
For John, Henri and Sarah occupy much of his mind. This is the source of most of his internal conflict.  
In this conversation, which of the following does John believe in? 
Often in a book series, the author will give details from previous books in case a reader has not read all of the books.  

Chapter Nineteen

What is Marina's tone in this paragraph?  
El Pescador translate to The Fisherman.  

Chapter Twenty

Notice how the point of view changes in the middle of the chapter for the first time. This increases the pacing of the book. Watch the video below to learn more about pacing.  (This annotation contains a video)
How does the idea of family/parents play a part in this chapter? Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  
Sam has the role of intelligence in the group. Six and John both have unique powers, but Sam has the ability to draw logical conclusions as is evident here and with his knowledge about the sundial.  
Which character is most skeptic about the signal from Spain? 

Chapter Twenty-One

Use the Define feature and look up the definition for dilapidated. Which word is the best antonym for dilapidated?  
The details such as the dust tells the reader how long it has been since anyone has been inside the well.  

Chapter Twenty-Two

How is this moment creating tension? Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  
The reader has a privilege of seeing two different points of view, so the reader knows more than Marina at this point regarding the crystal.  
Quiz #2 

Chapter Twenty-Three

What is one theme that is present in this conversation between John and Sam? 
Imagine how validated Sam feels now as he learns more about his father.  
Watch the video below about making inferences. Consider what inferences you can make about Sarah.  (This annotation contains a video)
By her actions, the reader can infer that Sarah is ___________ 

Chapter Twenty-Four

Notice the parallel between this moment and the end of the last chapter. Both central characters, Marina and John, feel betrayed by the people they thought they could trust. Only reading more will reveal everything that is going on.  
At this moment, why does John not use his powers to escape?  

Chapter Twenty-Five

The Eloi are one of the two post-human races in H. G. Wells's 1895 novel The Time Machine. The Morlocks were the other species.  
Why does John want the guard in his cell? 
The main character of a story has flaws. Recently John has demonstrated his flaws with being selfish at times.  
What is Six's tone toward John? 

Chapter Twenty-Six

What is the book saying about the idea of relationships and love? Provide textual evidence to support your answer.  
Think back to the dreams the both Marina and John have had. Do they provide any clues as to what is going to happen?  

Chapter Twenty-Seven

In the previous book, John had a recurring dream where he saw a second ship leaving Lorien. Ella's presence explains that circumstance.  
Why is Crayton's statement significant? 

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Why does Bernie Kosar growl? 
Typically in the hero story, the hero must journey to the lair of the villain. This is similar to when Luke Skywalker journeys to the Death Star.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Twenty-Nine

The phrase "stress floods my veins" is an example of effective figurative language used to convey John's emotions.  
In this sentence the word emaciated describes the man's  

Chapter Thirty

Follow the link below about violence in children's literature. Read the article and consider the ideas in the article for your next question.  (This annotation contains a link)
What purpose or function does the violence have in this book? Does it contribute to the overall story?  
Why does Marina put Ella in the tree? 
Below is an example of a beech tree.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter Thirty-One

The highlighted sentence contains an example of  
At this moment you understand that Nine has more experience with the chest, which can be helpful to John.  

Chapter Thirty-Two

Notice the use of weather at the beginning of this chapter. It creates a link to between the chapters - another element of the parallel plot.  
The storm is mainly compared to a 
This statement parallels John's experience in the previous book. They both reach a turning point where they will face danger.  
At this moment Six is  

Chapter Thirty-Three

Quiz #3