This bundle is an entire "ready-to-use," complete unit of study for Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. This bundle has everything from pre-reading activities to post-reading assessment tools, and everything in-between.
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This Simply Novel Teacher Guide for Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 6, 7, and 8. Please note: This Literature Guide is designed to accompany the memoir, not the play version of Anne Frank.
Here's what Tammy W. said about this Anne Frank unit: I used this with my 8th graders last year. I loved the huge amount of materials in this unit! My students came away with a deeper understanding of this text.
This Common Core Standards-Aligned Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Literature Guide includes (specific standards addressed are in parentheses):
- List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
- Active Reading Guide: Note-Taking and Summarizing
- Comprehension and Analysis questions for each set of chapters
CCSS Reading: Informational Focus articles and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on:
- The History of Jewish Persecution (RI.6.1, RI.6.2; RI.7.1, RI.7.2; RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
- Historical Background – World War II (RI.6.1, RI.6.2; RI.7.1, RI.7.2; RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
- Heroes of the Holocaust (RI.6.1, RI.6.2; RI.7.1, RI.7.2; RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
- Author Biography: Anne Frank (RI.6.1, RI.6.2; RI.7.1, RI.7.2; RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
- Pre-Reading Anticipation/Reaction Guide (SL.6.1; SL.7.1; SL.8.1)
- Vocabulary Lists, with and without definitions (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6)
- Comprehensive defined list of Allusions and Terminology (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6)
CCSS Reading: Literature Focus activities and lessons on:
- Identifying a Character’s Point of View (RL.6.6; RL.7.6; RL.8.6)
- Examining Character Traits (RL.6.2; RL.7.2; RL.8.2)
- Recognizing and Writing About Theme (RL.6.2, RL.6.5; RL.7.2; RL.8.2)
- Character Development (RL.6.3; RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.3)
- Plot and Structure (RL.6.3, RL.6.5; RL.7.3; RL.8.2)
CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including focus on:
- Diary Prompts for each Section (W.6.4; W.7.4; W.8.4)
- A Personal Narrative (W.6.3, W.6.3.B; W.7.3, W.7.3.B, W.8.3, W.8.3.B)
- Writing an Informative Text (W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9; W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9; W.8.7, W.8.8, W.8.9)
- Supporting Your Writing (W.6.1, W.6.1.B, W.6.2, W.6.2.A; W.7.1, W.7.1.A, W.7.2, W.7.2.A; W.8.1, W.8.1.B, W.8.2, W.8.2.A)
- Examining Character Motivations (W.6.7, W.6.9.A; W.7.7, W.7.9.B; W.8.7)
- Narrative Essay (W.6.3, W.6.3.A, W.6.3.B; W.7.3, W.7.3.A, W.7.3.B; W.8.3, W.8.3.A, W.8.3.B)
CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, with a focus on:
- Commas and Coordinate Adjectives (L.7.2.A)
- Vocabulary in Context (L.6.4.A, L.6.4.C, L.6.4.D; L.7.4.A, L.7.4.C, L.7.4.D; L.8.4.A, L.8.4.C, L.8.4.D)
- Synonyms, Antonyms, and Analogies (L.6.5.B; L.7.5.B; L.8.5.B)
- Variations from Standard English (L.6.4.A; L.7.4.A; L.8.4.A)
- Word Origins - Etymology (L.6.4.B, L.6.4.C; L.7.4.B, L.7.4.C; L.8.4.B, L.8.4.C)
- Post-Reading and Extension Ideas
- Essay and Writing Prompts
- Quizzes for each set of chapters
- Vocabulary Quizzes
- Two Final Exams: one entirely Multiple Choice, and one higher-level, created to capture the rigor of the Common Core
- Teacher’s Guide, including
- Teacher Agenda
- Notes to the Teacher
- Supplemental Resource List
- Project Rubrics
- Answer Key
- Common Core Alignment Documentation
PEARL J. said: This was amazing resource material. It broke down the chapters beautifully and my students understood and grasped the concept of the more serious themes.