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"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The tone of the entries becomes more and more terrifying as the persecution progresses.
9th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 49 Downloads
Literature Study Guide - Diary of a Young Girl
Guide your class through an Anne Frank unit with this reading activity. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to engage with the text of Diary of a Young Girl. A reading schedule provides the opportunity to assign outside reading.
7th - 10th Language Arts 23 Views 99 Downloads
New Review Mary Henry: Journal/Diary Writing
A great way to connect social studies with language arts, a resource on Mary Henry's historical diary reinforces the concepts of primary and secondary sources. It comes with an easy-to-understand lesson plan, as well as the reference documents and worksheets necessary for completing the activity.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam
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.
8th - 10th Language Arts 50 Views 535 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Launch this lesson with Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm! Discuss the format and content of a diary, and ask learners if they've ever kept a diary before. Then, after an introductory discussion, have learners choose an insect or another animal that they don't know too much about (you could create a list to choose from).
2nd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Unlikely Diary keepers Using Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Put your class in the shoes of someone - or something - else with this lesson, which encourages writers to keep a diary from the perspective of a living creature or an abstraction. Use Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm and the Six Trait writing activity to guide learners through the writing process.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Reading in Context: The Diary of Anne Frank
Step into the hopeful and tragic world of Anne Frank with this instructional activity 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.
8th Language Arts 37 Views 203 Downloads
Diaries And Memoirs
Students analyze how personal diaries and memoirs record actual events. They compare and contrast diaries and memoirs from the Holocaust. They engage in journal or diary writing as a way to explore one's own feelings and self.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 72 Downloads
Holocaust Diary Project
Here is a good interdisciplinary project that combines creative and narrative writing with studies of the Holocaust. Your young historians will compose a diary of experiences from the perspective of an individual living during the time period, with each entry based on a particular event or situation, such as life in the Jewish ghettos or Kristallnacht.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
A Primary Source Picture Book
Travel through Europe with ten-year-old Teddy Roosevelt in this writing activity, which uses the picture book My Tour of Europe: by Teddy Roosevelt, by Ellen Jackson. After reading the book, readers compare it to passages from The Boyhood Diary of Theodore Roosevelt, both of which are primary sources of the same account.
4th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Island of the Blue Dolphins Final Project
As your class finishes its reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, allow your students to choose from this list of final projects. From creating a shoebox museum or researching modern day survival stories, to writing a diary or newspaper article, this resource provides a wide variety of opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of the book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lu Xun's Preface and "Diary of a Madman"
Twelfth graders examine two pieces by Lu Xun to show his importance as a revolutionary of 20th Century Chinese society and literature. They explain the aspects of Lu Xun's life. They summarize "Diary of a Madman" for form and content. They formulate a theme statement for "Diary of a Madman".
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Introduction to "Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl"
Reflecting on what life was like during the Holocaust, 8th graders will read excerpts from the book, The Diary of Anne Frank, then complete five classroom activities that reflect on the readings. The classroom will be set-up to portray the "Secret Annex" in this simulation.
8th Language Arts 20 Views 53 Downloads
Vocabulary Strategy: The Diary of Anne Frank
When your class reaches the date, June 14, 1942, in The Diary of Anne Frank, have them complete this word search activity. A word list is provided at the bottom of the page, and learners search for a total of 43 words, choosing 10 to define.
7th - 8th Language Arts 32 Views 61 Downloads
Finding Problems In A Story
Learners categorize information into a problem/solving chart and examine the value of using a diary. In this problem solving and diary activity, students read portions of Dear Mr. Henshaw, while they investigate the importance of keeping a diary.
4th - 6th Language Arts 35 Views 135 Downloads
Communities in Crisis Lesson 1: Primary Source? What is That?
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.
5th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 151 Downloads
Historical Literature Unit
Differentiated reading groups will investigate various vocabulary words in the Houghton Mifflin books in order to fill out the worksheet provided. They must also identify the different elements of a story: setting, characters, plot, etc. After this activity, 5th graders will complete a writing assignment or create a podcast in the form of a diary or interview.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Introduction to The Diary of Anne Frank
Get a glimpse of Anne Frank's years in hiding with this activity, which introduces The Diary of Anne Frank. Readers complete a journal entry about how they would keep themselves occupied if they were forced into hiding (without personal electronics).
8th - 10th Language Arts 32 Views 154 Downloads
Writing American Diaries
Young scholars examine the concept of historical perspective in writing. They read the diary of Sally Wister, a young Patriot from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary Era. Additionally, they must include different points of view in their writing as they journal about the American experience during this time period.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads