TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #02/04/2019
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.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 and discuss Act I, scenes 2-3 of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play with partner

View and discuss relevant historical video clips

Literature circles-week 2

Silent independent reading

iReady lessons

NewsELA Holocaust articles and quizzes

ThinkCERCA Holocaust article and quiz

Station rotations, blended learning

Ready Florida workbooks: lesson 7, Analyzing Dialogue

Assignments Due

Close Reader annotations and questions on Act I, scenes 1-2

Scene 3 group discussion questions

Literature circle packet, role 2

Additional Resources


Collections textbook, Close Reader workbooks ‘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, The Book Thief


NewsELA Holocaust articles

ThinkCERCA Holocaust articles

Ready Florida workbooks

Anne Frank Annex tour website