ELA-8

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #Q3,W2
Unit of InstructionAnne Frank's Legacy
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence that supports inferences

LAFS.8.RL.1.3 Analyze how dialogue or incidents in a drama propel the action, reveal character, or provoke a decision

LAFS.8.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

LAFS.8.RL.2.6 Analyze how differences in points of view create suspense

LAFS.8.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection

LAFS.8.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To build background knowledge of the Holocaust
  • To develop empathy and tolerance through understanding of history related to the play’s setting
  • To analyze stage directions of a drama, including its effect on plot and character
  • Cite strong textual evidence to support inferences
  • Analyze how particular lines of dialogue propel the action and reveal aspects of a character
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as used in the text using context clues
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: mind-mapping, free writing, reflection, and partner discussion

Read aloud and discuss Act I, scenes 4-5 of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play

Create flow maps in groups and act out scenes to review

View and discuss relevant historical video clips

Literature circles

Silent independent reading

Assignments Due

Act I quiz

Literature circle packet,  role 2

Additional Resources

My.hrw.com

Collections textbook, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play

Power Point

Youtube historical clips

Literature circle novels: Diary of a Young Girl, Night, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas