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Writing for Audience: The Revision Process in The Diary of Anne Frank

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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
Lesson Author

Stacey Plotner

Columbia, South Carolina


National Council of Teachers of English


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

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  • 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.

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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.

3. Make enough copies of the The Diary of Anne Frank: Revised Passages, Revision Reflection Handout, and Revision Guide handouts for each student.

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