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Students read selected passages from The Diary of Anne Frank. They, in groups, discuss the television / movie characters and create character webs involving these characters and those in the Anne Frank book.
Students write plays on human interactions. In this literature lesson, students complete extension activities following the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. Students go on-line to research more about Anne and work in groups to complete character webs. They will use these webs to write a short play about group dynamics for those living close proximity. They will perform these plays and complete a reflection activity as a class.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this The Diary of Anne Frank lesson plan, students examine the characters in the play and identify how altruism, civic responsibility, moral reasoning, human rights, sacrifice, and social justice are portrayed. Students compare the play to the primary source Diary of Anne Frank.
Students read and analyze the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" based on the book of the same name. They identify philanthropic concepts and values in the play and discuss the ways in which specific characters actions affect the events. They compare and contrast life in the Secret Annexe with their everyday experiences.
Students examine the philanthropic concepts and values in the play, "The Diary of Anne Frank." They read the play, role-play characters, create a poster, and write journal entries.
Seventh graders read Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's, The Diary of Anne Frank while focusing on the survival and coping skills of the people living in the Secret Annex. They create a group slideshow which shows how they would survive in a stressful situation and tell about a current world situation that might necessitate the use of coping skills.
Students write a book review of The Diary of Anne Frank. In their reviews they determine whether or not the book should be considered a classic of the twentieth century.
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. In small groups they write story comprehension questions, and complete a context clue worksheet.
Eighth graders read the Diary of Anne Frank. In this novel reading lesson, 8th graders read and analyze the story. Students do online activities and create a newspaper giving a summary of three major events in the story. Students answer comprehension questions and make a diorama of a scene from the story.
In this The Diary of Anne Frank lesson, students receive definitions of 128 words found in The Diary of Anne Frank.  Students match words with definitions and complete multiple choice questions using the words and definitions.
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. 
Eighth graders read selected passages from The Diary of Anne Frank. Working in pairs, 8th graders determine what qualities and characteristics they would assign to her from their selected diary entry.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Anne Frank's The Diary of Anne FrankStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about The Diary of Anne FrankStudents may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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 instructional activity. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
Teachers could begin lessons about the Holocaust by having students read "The Diary of Anne Frank."
Students compare and contrast two characters from the play The Diary of Anne Frank on a Venn diagram and write a paragraph showing similarities and differences.
Research history and human rights using primary sources. After defining primary and secondary sources, young researchers work in groups to study both types of sources. They define types of societies represented in The Diary of Anne Frank and examples of altruism in the source. Afterwards, they complete the "Your History" worksheet.
Students examine the use of primary sources. They read and discuss excerpts from the "Diary of Anne Frank," write journal entries, identify examples of altruism from the book, write an essay, and complete a worksheet.
Eighth graders read, The Diary of Anne Frank, in play form, and discuss the effects of Nazism and Hitler and his prejudice towards the Jewish population. They write essays from various points of view, and analyze levels of tolerance and acceptance.

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