THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Journal Entries – 7th Grade 2012
Anne Frank Journal Entries
These entries will need to be a
separate part of your Writer’s
Notebook.
 Put your sticky note on the next
blank page to show where the
DOAF entries begin.
 Just as at the beginning of the
year, you will keep a Table of
Contents on the first page of the
section to represent each enrty.
 Label the page number of the
entry and the title.
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DOAF Table of Contents
1. I’m still here –
prewriting
2. ….
3. -------4. ~~~~~~
“I’m still here…” - Pre-writing
Do you keep a journal or
write outside of class?
 Why or why not?
 Why do you, as young
adults, write?
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Answer these questions as
thoroughly and honestly
as possible.
“I’m still here…” at17:00 minutes
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David said, “ We live at a time when you can’t
speak out…”
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affect do you think that knowledge had on
his reasons for writing?
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Based on the stories we saw today, why do you
think these teenagers wrote in journals?
Get ready to go!
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Have a seat
with your
journal out
on your
desk.
“The Diary of an Unknown Author”
What things did you think or feel
as you watched today’s stories?
 The “unknown author” is very
honest in her diary. She talks
about her fears, regrets, and
sorrows.
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 Can
you relate to her?
 Have you fought with a family
member and regretted it?
“I’m still here…” - End
The film ends with the line
“You must live.”
 How did these young adults
continue to live?
 What are the “means of your
time?”
 How can you use those to
make a difference in the
world you live in?
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Journal Entry #1
April 25, 2012
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People of all ages make contributions to the world. Do
you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
What impact do you have on people around you now?
What impact do you think you’ll leave on the world?
What steps are you taking to leave the legacy or
imprint you want to?
Answer these questions in complete sentences. Discuss
these ideas.
Diary of Anne Frank – Vocabulary
Part 1
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Aggravate
Jubilation
Pent-up
Apprehensive
Ineffectual
Appalled
Loathe
Sustenance
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Disgruntled
Intuition
Compassionate
Oppression
Tyranny
Vocabulary Part 1 - Assignment
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With a partner look up the definition for each word
and make a set of two column notes for the
vocabulary words.
Include the definition and a sentence example for
each word.
Diary of Anne Frank – Vocabulary
Part 2
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Foreboding
Onslaught
Indifference
Ostentatiously
Vile
Forlorn
Pandemonium
Insufferable
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Outraged
Wallow
Inarticulate
Stealthily
Journal Entry #2
April 26
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Think about the cramped conditions the Franks and
Van Daans are moving into. They could only bring
what they could carry.
Consider what things you couldn’t go without that
you would have to bring with you into hiding. If you
were to go into hiding tonight, what would you
pack?
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in mind that there is limited technology!
These things can be items or people. Write ½ of a
page describing what you’d bring and why.
Journal Entry #3
(I didn’t use)
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What feelings do you think Peter has towards Anne?
How does he react when his mother calls her his
“little girlfriend?”
How would you react if your mother did something
similarly embarrassing?
Journal Entry #3
February 3rd
1.Create a venn diagram and compare Mr. Van
Daan and Mr. Frank.
A.Include 4 differences on each side.
B.Find 3 similarities for the middle.
2.Would you rather live with Mr. Frank
or Mr. Van Daan? Why?
A.Use examples from
the play to support
your response.
Mr.
Frank
Mr.
Van
Daan
Journal Entry #4
February 4
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The Franks have been in hiding for four months.
Mr. Frank says they can look forward to a quick
finish to the war.
If you were with them, what would you be looking
forward to the most? What activities would you
miss? What foods?
Write 5-7 sentences (1 paragraph) describing your
ideas
Journal Entry #5
February 10th
Why do you think Anne talks to Peter at the
end of Act 2 Scene 1? How do you think Anne
will feel after this conversation?
 Whom do you talk to about your problems?
Why do you go to that person?
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Write a ½ page journal entry answering these
questions.
Journal Entry #6
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“We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re
destroying ourselves.”
 Who
spoke this quote?
 What does it mean and do you agree with it?
 Use several examples from the play that support your
response.
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If you were in hiding which character do you think
you would behave most like?
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a ½ page answer in blue/black ink.
Journal Entry #7
Purple
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“In spite of everything, I still believe that people
are good at heart.”
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writers of the play took this line from Anne’s diary
and based the story around it. It quickly became the
theme even if Anne never intended to have one.
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What does Anne mean when she says this?
What examples from the play can you find that
support this theme?
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Write a ½ page discussing the ideas.
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Journal Entry #7
White, yellow, red, green
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Anne wrote some of her most private thoughts in her
diary.
How do you think she would feel if she knew it was
so widely read?
How would YOU react if your private thoughts and
feelings were one of the best selling books in the
world?
Write ½ of a page describing your thoughts and
feelings.
Journal Entry #8
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Make a Venn Diagram comparing your parallel novel to the
play, The Diary of Anne Frank.
 Consider the following:
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Main characters
Setting
Theme
Quotes
Narration
Plot
Tone and Mood
Conflict
The
Diary
of Anne
Frank
Parallel
Novel
Each section of the diagram should have 5 bullet
points.
Holocaust Journal
What can we learn from the Holocaust?
 Why do we study it 65 years later?
 What is the overall theme of this unit?
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 What
have you leaned from The Diary of Anne
Frank, your research, other students’
presentations, and Life is Beautiful?
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Write a paragraph (6-8 complete
sentences) discussing these things. Use
correct spelling and punctuation.