Anne Frank Biography Resource, Choice Board, The Diary's Legacy - Bundle of 3

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Anne Frank: Bundle of 3 Resources: "5 Days with Anne Frank" and "Anne Frank Choice Board with 9 Activities" and "Anne Frank's Diary its History and Legacy" are sold individually in my store and can be seen here:
5 Days with Anne Frank
Anne Frank 9 Activities

Resource #1 in this bundle: 5 Days with Anne Frank, reading and writing unit for middle school students. It can be equally utilized in an ELA class or a Social Studies class. It is best used before students read The Diary of Anne Frank OR used as simply a biographical study of Anne Frank, even if the students are not reading the book.
--- The passages are: “Anne Frank: An Introduction”, “Germany in the 1930’s”, “The War Begins”, and “Anne’s Diary”. Each of the biographical passages has questions (comprehension and opinion-generating) on the right side of the page - they can therefore be used in class as bellringer activities. Each one also has a “Language Use” activity or a short writing assignment.

-- The unit also includes a quiz in two sections - it could be given at one time or split into two sessions. A vocabulary activity is included - students find 3 words in each of the passages that complete the cloze. The words are in order from the passages. -- Rounding off the product is a creative writing assignment asking students to create diary entries imagining themselves as 1) someone going into hiding and 2) one of the people who took the risk to hide the Frank family.

Resource #2 in this bundle is:
“Anne Frank: 9 Activities with Choice Board Option” is a collection of 9 activities shown on a “choice board” designed in a tic-tac-toe format. I have also included the nine activities in an unnumbered format so that they can be used without the choice board. Most of the activities can be completed even if students have not read The Diary of Anne Frank, but they should at least have read or be encouraged to read some excerpts.

The nine activities found in this resource are:

1. Research Activity - The German Invasion of Holland (the Netherlands): students complete a one page organizer using online resources (see below):
2. Diaries, Biographies, and Memoirs: A writing activity in which students describe the difference between diaries, biographies, and memoirs. Includes a writing prompt asking whose diary, biography, or memoir they would like to read and why;
3. Anne’s Childhood and Her Family: Students research Anne’s childhood and her relationship with family members, also includes an opinion question;
4. Website Evaluation: Students evaluate the website - four questions that are subjective in nature;
5. Anne’s Diary: Before and After You Read. Students should have read at least some excerpts from the diary to complete this activity;
6. Adolf Hitler Organizer: Students complete a one-page organizer about Hitler - includes some vocabulary terms as well;
7. The Secret Annex: A writing activity in which students research facts about the Annex and express their opinions about what it would have been like to live there;
8. Words within Words Puzzle: students find words within the phrase “The Secret Annex” - two clues are provided for a couple of longer words;
9. Interviewing Anne Frank: students create 5 questions with topics provided that they would ask Anne if she were alive today.

Activities #1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 include Answer Keys.

Resource #3:
This resource includes two reading passages, the first a page and a half in length, and the second two pages. Both texts are illustrated. The first text includes a vocabulary activity and a separate page of comprehension/opinion questions. The second text has two separate pages for vocabulary work and comprehension/opinion questions.

The focus of this resource is on the history behind Anne Frank’s diary and its legacy in western culture. In a sense, it is a continuation of my 5 Days with Anne Frank which is a biography of her life, ending with her death in Bergen-Belsen.

This resource begins with a brief background on Anne and her family, her keeping of a diary, and how her father returned to Amsterdam after the war was over to find that his daughters had died. Anne’s diary had been kept in a safe place by one of his workers, Miep Gies, who had helped hide the family. The unit also discusses the success of the published diary, the play and movie based on it, and the museum that serves as a memorial to her and her family, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, which is housed in the building where the Franks and their friends hid from 1942-1944.

This unit would be a perfect follow up to the study of the diary but it could also be used even if students do not read the diary (or only read excerpts).

An answer key is provided for the student work pages.

Please have a look at my other Anne Frank resources:
Anne Frank Informational Texts and Activities Grades 4-6
Anne Frank 4 Activities
Anne Frank 3 Activities

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