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Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature. Concepts for MLA format and grammar finish the activity. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
Distinguish between primary and secondary source documents using the theme of philanthropy. Middle schoolers discuss Anne Frank: The Diary of Young Girl as a way to study the past using a primary source. Then they investigate how to leave accurate records for others to explore in the future. Consider having them write a set of autobiographical stories to pass on to their families.
To define key vocabulary words, build a content specific vocabulary, and understand the relationships between words, learners take a critical look at The Diary of Anne Frank. They look online to find definitions that show the relationship between each vocabulary word and World War II. They cite their sources and display their findings on poster paper around the room.
Eighth graders research the Holocaust and Anne Frank in this interdisciplinary lesson plan. They write descriptive paragraphs of an Internet website and write a personal reaction paragraph. Additionally, they create theater design projects and develop a narrative poem using biographical information.
Step into the hopeful and tragic world of Anne Frank with this lesson on reading in context. After complete a variety of activities related to the first two scenes of The Diary of Anne Frank, eighth graders participate in a read aloud to identify and define key vocabulary terms. In small groups they write story comprehension questions, and complete a context clue worksheet.