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 the Common Core Standards, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and W.8.1, 8.2, 8.3.:
*analysis through citing textual evidence; drawing inferences
*theme/central idea; summarizing
*determining word meanings; connotation
*analyzing differences in points of view
*writing arguments, explanatory text, and narratives
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS:
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, contrasting points of view, and dramatic irony. A variety of student-friendly formats are used: bulleted lists, charts, boxed sections, and short paragraph response with wordbox. 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. A SETTING AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND page where students draw from 27 words and phrases in a wordbox 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 "CHARACTERS' POINT OF VIEW" PAGES where students write short diary entries based on 4 major events in the play (provided) from the points of view of 2 different characters. For example, the first event is: Mr. Dussel arrives at the secret annex. Students write a short entry from the point of view of Mr. Frank, and then one from the point of view of Mr. Van Daan! (we enjoy sharing some of these aloud)
5. A CHARACTER TRAITS AND EVIDENCE CHART where 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. A WRITING TOPICS page where 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.
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 page, Vocabulary pages, and both Tests.
This product is definitely ready to hand out to students the minute you download it. If you are looking for high-quality, Common Core-aligned 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 download my 2 PREVIEW Response Rages for a quick look at my format and Common Core-aligned topics.
Thanks! -- Joy Sexton
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