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Diary of Anne Frank Play - Student-Ready Complete Packet

Joy Sexton
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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49 pages
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Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with ELA Standards, focusing most specifically on these skills:

*analysis through citing textual evidence; drawing inferences

*determining theme/central idea; summarizing

*analyzing dialogue

*determining word meanings; connotation

*analyzing differences in points of view

*writing arguments, explanatory text, and narratives


Teachers who have used this resource say:

**"This was a very thorough and engaging resource that my students enjoyed."

**"This is so well put together. It makes students look back at the text and helps improve comprehension."

**"Differentiated, thought-provoking, and engaging!"

**"Wonderfully organized and complete study of Anne Frank! Thank you--this was a great timesaver!"

**"Very helpful resource for differentiating"


NOTE: Need this resource for Distance Learning? You can purchase the DIGITAL version for Google Drive by clicking this title: Diary of Anne Frank Play - Student Packet DIGITAL for Google


1. SCENE-BY-SCENE RESPONSE PAGES - Prompts are presented regarding setting and characterization, characters' point of view, conflict, important quotations, theme, word connotation, summarizing, cause and effect, and other standards-based skills. A variety of student-friendly formats are used. Students enjoy working on these pages with a partner or in small groups (it's a great way to get kids talking about what they've read), or they can be worked on independently. (9 pages)

2. A PRE-READING Page where students access their prior knowledge regarding the historical times (Hitler's motivation, Jews going into hiding, etc.) to facilitate small-group and whole-class discussion

3. SETTING AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND - Students draw from 27 words and phrases in a word box at the top of the page to fill in sentences (cloze style) that tell the setting and historical background that brought the Franks to the secret annex in Amsterdam.

4. 2 "CHARACTER'S POINT OF VIEW" PAGES where students examine four different events from the points of view of two of the characters. They must explain how one character’s point of view differs from the other’s.

5. CHARACTER TRAITS AND EVIDENCE CHART - Each character is listed and students make text-based inferences to decide on personality traits with specific evidence from the play.

6. 4 VOCABULARY PAGES (to be copied back-to-back)) focus on 20 words from the play. Each side contains 5 words where students look up the definition, then fit the correct word in sentences that are provided, and then choose 2 words to illustrate in boxes provided.

7. WRITING TOPICS - Students are provided with 6 DIFFERENT CHOICES, 3 are literary and 3 are creative. Students pick one topic from each category and complete the writing process for this relatively short culminating writing assignment. An optional WRITING TOPICS RUBRIC is included for grading.

8. TWO TESTS - A 30-question TEST on Act I and a 30-question TEST on Act II

8. ANSWER KEYS - for the Scene-by-Scene Response Pages, Setting and Historical Background, Character Traits, Vocabulary pages, Character's POV, and both Tests

This resource is definitely ready to hand out to students the minute you download it. If you are looking for high-quality, standards-based materials to keep your students on track and engaged with the key ideas as they read, this product will take them all the way through the play and address a variety of skills.

Please open the PREVIEW.

Thanks! -- Joy Sexton

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.


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