Introduce your students to this award-winning book with these engaging teaching guide. Includes an author biography, chapter summaries, creative cross-curricular activities, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, and discussion questions! 16 pages.
Discuss the diary form with students. Have they ever read a book like this before? Point out that a diary is nonfiction and also a primary source because it contains the original, firsthand words of the writer. Read aloud Anne’s quote of June 12, 1942, at the front of the book. Talk about how a diary could be a comfort and support. Mention that Anne hopes to “confide . . . completely” in this diary, and have students look for examples of her candor as they read!