The Diary of Anne Frank Character Study Includes:
1. Powerpoint lesson which covers:
- 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.