TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #03/04/2019
Unit of InstructionAnne Frank's Legacy
Standard(s) Taught

8.RI.1.1 Cite text evidence to support analysis.

8.RI.1.2 Determine central idea

8.RI.2.4 Analyze impact of word choices

8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure

8.RI.2.6 Determine author’s point of view

8.RI.3.8 Delineate and evaluate an argument

8.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects

8.W.3.8 Gather information from multiple sources

8.SL.1.1a Come to discussions prepared

8.SL.1.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Identify persuasive techniques and rhetorical devices in a speech
  • Cite strong textual evidence to support inferences
  • Determine the effect of specific words and phrases as used in the text
  • To read independently and conduct discussions
  • To generate thought-provoking questions for classroom discussion
  • To engage in a Socratic Seminar regarding After Auschwitz and our Holocaust unit
  • To reflect on important historical events
  • To determine author’s purpose
Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: Defending positions on thought-provoking questions

Background information on Elie Wiesel and Auschwitz

Read and analyze “After Auschwitz”

“After Auschwitz” quiz

Take a digital tour of Auschwitz

Create a remembrance poster for a Holocaust exhibit based on Elie Wiesel’s speech

Prepare open-ended questions for a Socratic Seminar

Literary Circle Roles/Discussion


Assignments Due

Summative Quarterly Book Project

“After Auschwitz” Quiz

Literary Circle Packet Roles 4-6

Additional Resources

my.hrw.com Collections textbook, ‘After Auschwitz’

Power Point

Youtube: Socratic Seminars, Elie Wiesel Biography

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