Class Date "The Diary of Anne Frank"



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“The Diary of Anne Frank”

Reflective Essay
The Diary of Anne Frank has been in print for sixty-five years.
What is it about this story that still speaks to people today?
Why should anyone care about things that happened in the past? What lessons can we learn from Anne Frank and the Holocaust? People read books and find their eyes have been opened and their lives changed. How will you change as a result of the lessons you have learned from Anne Frank?
You will be writing a five paragraph essay:
Intro-provide some kind of background for the reader (3-5 sentences)

Thesis statement should answer the bolded question: What is it about this story that still speaks to people today?


Body Paragraph one- Why should anyone care about things that happened in the past? (8 sentences)
Body Paragraph two- What lessons can we learn from Anne Frank and the Holocaust? (8 sentences)
Body Paragraph three- How will you change as a result of the lessons you have learned from Anne Frank (8 sentences)
Conclusion: Conclusion needs to have a powerful ending. It needs to ring in the mind of the reader long after the essay is over. You want readers to think and be changed by reading your essay. (3-5 sentences)
Steps

  1. Read the directions for the essay and high light any key words or phrases.

  2. Brainstorm ideas for the essay. You may use the blowing chunks graphic organizer.

  3. Write your rough draft. You may use the introduction and conclusion graphic organizers for your rough draft.

  4. Revise and edit.

  5. Type your final draft in MLA format.

  6. CDs must be quotes and need to be correctly cited.

  7. First person is permitted in the third paragraph because it is an opinion paragraph. Sentences should not start with “I think.”


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