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Writing for Audience: The Revision Process in The Diary of Anne Frank
|Grades||6 – 9|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Columbia, South Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Diary of Anne Frank (book or movie)
- Writer's Notebook/Journal for each student
- Highlighters for each student
- LCD/overhead projector
- Computers with Internet access
- The Museum of Anne Frank
The website of the Anne Frank museum offers biographical information, practical information about the museum, and connections to worldwide educational resources.
- Anne Frank the Writer: An Unfinished Story
This online exhibit created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum showcases, through sound and images, the short stories, fairytales, essays and the beginnings of a novel written by Anne Frank.
1. Preview the The Diary of Anne Frank: Revised Passages. Identify areas of potential confusion in Anne Frank’s revision and become familiar with the reasons why she revised.
2. This lesson assumes that students are continuously writing in a journal about their lives and experiences. If this is an ongoing part of your class, have students write in their journals for a few days before using this lesson.