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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Character Map
  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

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This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings history to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings history to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings history to life with comics and storyboards.

Main Characters

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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  • Anne Frank from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Anne Frank

    The author of the diary, a young teenager hiding with her family during the holocaust

  • Margot Frank from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Margot Frank

    Anne’s older sister

  • Otto Frank from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Otto Frank

    Anne’s father

  • Edith Frank from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Edith Frank

    Anne’s mother

  • Mr. van Daan from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Mr. van Daan

    The father of the family that hides with the Franks

  • Mrs. van Daan from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Mrs. van Daan

    Mr. van Daan’s wife

  • Peter van Daan from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Peter van Daan

    Mr. and Mrs. van Daan’s teenage son

  • Albert Dussel from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Albert Dussel

    An acquaintance of the Franks who hides with them

  • Mr. Kugler from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Mr. Kugler

    A man who helps hide the Franks

  • Mr. Kleiman from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Mr. Kleiman

    Another man who helps the Franks hide

  • Bep Voskuijl from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Bep Voskuijl

    A worker in Otto Frank’s office

  • Mr. Voskuijl from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Mr. Voskuijl

    Bep’s father

  • Miep Gies from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Miep Gies

    A secretary at Otto’s office who helps the Franks hide

  • Jan Gies from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Jan Gies

    Miep’s husband

  • Hanneli from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Hanneli

    Anne’s school friend

  • Hello Silberberg from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    Hello Silberberg

    A boy with whom Anne had a relationship with before going into hiding

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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Teacher Guide

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Step 1Class discussion with students
  • Have students review the events that took place leading up to World War 2. Work in small groups and then piece together as a class.

  • Have students record everything they know about Anne Frank. The Story of Anne Frank is a good resource to supplement prior knowledge.

  • Ask students, “How do you think you would feel living the way that Anne did? What would be your biggest challenges?”
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Character Map
    Character Sketch

    Begin after the first passage, and make additions throughout the book.

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  • Make a Comic Strip
    Imagery

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  • Make a Storyboard
    Types of Conflict

    Complete after reading the book.

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Step 3Concluding discussion with students
  • What role does the diary play in Anne’s life?
  • Why do you think makes this diary is so popular? Why do people admire Anne Frank?
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Pixton Activity: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 1 Character Sketch

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  • Character Map

Intro

Understanding characterization is an important skill that will help reinforce key attributes of the story’s characters, and help create connections with the plot and theme. The characteristics that make up the protagonist and other characters help shape the outcome of the narrative.

Instructions

Choose two of your favourite characters from Diary of a Young Girl and create a Character Map for each one.

  • It's important to add sufficient detail to all the parts of the map.
  • Include an appropriate illustration based on the characters' attributes that are outlined in the novel. See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Character Sketch

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The character map is thoughtful; descriptions are detailed and informative. The character map is fully developed; accurate details and insightful descriptions. The character map is complete; descriptions are simple and settings are accurate. The character map includes basic details, but is not fully developed. The character map does not accurately reflect the characters.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• summary is clear and highly detailed
• descriptions are thoughtful and highly developed
• significant details that make characters unique and dynamic
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• summary is clear and accurate
• logical descriptions that clarify and develop the idea
• characters are similar; includes relevant details
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• summary is short, but accurate
• descriptions are simple and consistent
• characters similar to description
• some relevant ideas
• summary has several errors
• descriptions are brief and lack detail
• characters vaguely looks like description
• often very brief
• summary is has significant errors
• descriptions are difficult to follow
• characters do not look like description
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence • proper organization
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total
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Pixton Activity: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 2 Imagery

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip

Intro

Translating words into images is an important skill to have, whether you physically draw the images or imagine them in your head. The more attention you pay to the words, the more detailed the image will be.

Instructions

Create a Comic Strip using 1-5 panels, and choose an important scene from the diary to develop.

  • Be sure to read the chosen section of the book carefully, paying attention to details.

Rubric: Imagery

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The image is focused, has thoughtful details and is insightful. The image is clear, well developed, and logical. The image is easy to follow; ideas are correct, but may be basic or simple. The image discusses some relevant ideas, but may have frequent errors. The image is hard to follow; ideas are not developed.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Form Organization and sequence (beginning, middle, end) • proper organization
• sequence is highly effective and has purpose
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• logical sequence
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• consistent attention to sequence
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• some attention to sequence
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• no attention to sequence
• panels are missing
Conventions Complete sentences, spelling, punctuation, grammar (e.g.,
use of pronouns; agreement; verb tense
• correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures • few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning • occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning • several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow • repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
Total

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Pixton Activity: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 3 Types of Conflict

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard

Instructions

In the novel Diary of a Young Girl, identify the key types of conflict that are present. Using a Storyboard format, identify an example for each type of conflict present.

  • There may be more than one type, so it is important that you thoroughly analyze your selection.
  • Provide a brief description as to why you believe that this is a good example. See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Types of Conflict

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview Multiple types of conflict are fully discussed: all examples are thoroughly discussed. More than one type of conflict is fully discussed; examples are well developed and precise. More than one type of conflict is briefly discussed; examples provide sufficient support. One type of conflict is briefly discussed; examples show limited support. One type of conflict is poorly discussed; lacks supporting examples.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence (supporting examples identified) • proper organization
• examples are properly referenced
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• examples are not/improperly referenced
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• examples are not referenced
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total

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