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Understanding Anne Frank
An 8th grade ELD 3 Lesson by Margaret Jacobsen
Introduction
Standards 
Objectives
Activities
Assessment 
Results
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Introduction
Students are reading about Anne Frank and her life in their High Point textbooks.  In this lesson, students will be able to contextualize the life of Anne Frank.  This lesson is designed to give some of the interesting background information about Anne Frank's life so that students can gain better understanding of her diary entries.
Subject:  English Language Development - Level 3 and History - Social Studies
Topic:  Anne Frank
Grade Level:  8th, ELD Level 3
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Standards Addressed
Eigth Grade
CA- California K-12 Academic Content Standards     
   Subject : English Language Arts   
   Grade : Grade Eight   
   Area : Reading   
   Sub-Strand 2.0: Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials)
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. The selections in Recommended Readings in Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Eight illustrate the quality and com-plexity of the materials to be read by students. In addition, students read one million words annually on their own, including a good representation of narrative and exposi-tory text (e.g., classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, online information).
  
   Concept : Expository Critique   
   Standard 2.7: Evaluate the unity, coherence, logic, internal consistency, and structural patterns of text.
 
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Instructional Objectives
1.  Students will be able to describe the context in which the diary of Anne Frank was composed.

2.  Students will be able to explain what Anne Frank was writing about and describe it's significance today.

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Student Activities
Introductory Activity
1.  Students take part in a "think, pair, share" activity where they think about what they currently know about Anne Frank, discuss this with a partner and then share this information with the whole group.
2.  During this time of group discussion, the teacher will type what students know into a Word Document that will serve as a KWL chart.  The teacher will record what the students know and query what students want to know about Anne Frank.
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Enabling Activity(ies)
3.  Students will listen to the "Anne Frank" story from their High Point books on audio CD.
4.  The students will watch a short film clip on Unitedstreaming.com and take Cornell-style notes on this video information about Anne Frank's life.
5.  Students will get into pairs and research Anne Frank's story using the following websites for assistance:
www.annefrank.com
www.annefrank.org
6.  Students will create a graphic organizer in pairs using Inspiration to show the different events going on in Anne Frank's life.
 
 
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Culminating Activity
7.  Students will be given the choice to show what they know in the following ways:
a.  Create a Power Point presentation depicting Anne Frank's life and her significance today.
b.  Create a digital video to show her life and her significance today.
c.  Create a paphlet about Anne Frank and her significance today.
d.  Create a website about Anne Frank and her significance today.
8.  Students will then present their projects and write a reflection about what they learned about Anne Frank and why it is important that we learn about her.
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Assessment

Please click on the following link to access the project rubric.

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Results
Assessment data forthcoming.
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