Q3, W4

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #1/28/2019-2/1/2019
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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To build background knowledge of the Holocaust
  • To analyze the key elements of a drama, including its structure, characters, stage directions, dialogue, and events
  • Cite strong textual evidence
  • Make inferences about character
  • 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
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: mind-mapping, free writing

Read play aloud and discuss Act I, scenes 1-3 of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Annotate in close reader

View and discuss relevant historical video clips including touring the Secret Annex and Nazi propaganda

type final drafts of informative essays and submit on VPortal

Literature Circles–week one

iReady lessons

Assignments Due

Final draft of informative essay

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

Scene 3 group discussion questions


Additional Resources

Close Reader books


Collections textbook, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ play

Power Point

Youtube video clips