Anne Frank Biography with Reading Comprehension Activities

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This biography explores the short life of an amazing historical hero and holocaust victim - Anne Frank. Includes comprehension questions & activities such as analyzing information. Addresses core standards.

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This carefully crafted biography of an amazing young writer, Anne Frank, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.

The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.

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Anne Frank was a young writer and holocaust victim. This article takes kids on a short journey through Anne Frank's life. It covers her birth in Frankfort, Germany in 1929 and her Jewish upbringing in an area of Jewish Germans. When the Nazi party took power in Germany in 1933 under leadership of Adolf Hitler, they began cruelties toward Jews. Anne Frank's family decided to move to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. But in 1939, Germany and Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. They soon invaded the Netherlands and the Jewish mistreatment started again. Anne received a diary in 1942 and began writing what happened to her family. Anne's sister, Margot, was forced by the Germans to go to a camp. The rest of the family decided to hide but were eventually discovered and sent to concentration camps as well. They ended up at Auschwitz. Anne kept notes and thoughts in her diary all the way up to the time in the camp. They all died in the death camp except for Anne's father who survived the camp and war. He later decided to publish Anne's diary in a book called Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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My name is Rick Whitehead and I am a teacher, author, tutor, and mentor. I worked in the public school system for 28 years and was involved in teaching, tutoring, curriculum development, administration, school program design and implementation. I am the author of juvenile fiction and many educational products to help students learn and grow. I am the proprietor of Rick's Resources and All Things Bingo stores.

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Anne Frank Biography with Reading Comprehension Activities
Anne Frank Biography with Reading Comprehension Activities
Anne Frank Biography with Reading Comprehension Activities
Anne Frank Biography with Reading Comprehension Activities
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