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Characterization in The Diary of Anne Frank — Play Version by Goodrich & Hackett


The Diary of Anne Frank Character Study Includes:

1. Powerpoint lesson which covers:

  • Characterization
  • Indirect and Direct Characterization
  • Methods of Indirect Characterization
  • Examples of each using all characters from the drama “The Diary of Anne Frank”

2. Practice Activity:

  • Students will identify character traits, motives, and make inferences about characters’ personalities based off implicit information and textual evidence.

3. Creative Activity:

  • An additional practice activity is included where students compare characters to regular household objects!

4. Answer Key

Standards Based Focus:

  • Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

IMPORTANT: This product is based off the drama adaptation and short story version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett not The Diary of a Young Girl memoir by Anne Frank.