In the beginning of March, we will wrap up The Diary of Anne Frank, covering Act II. After Act II, students will read two non-fiction selections and compare them to the play (an excerpt from Anne Frank Remembered, written by Miep Gies who helped the Frank family hide, and two entries from Anne Frank’s diary).
Throughout March, students will be working on writing a research paper. The topic for this paper is: What is a major problem facing American adolescents today?
In their papers, the students will focus on the causes, consequences and solutions for their chosen problem. The final product will consist of five paragraphs, parenthetical citations, and a works cited page. The students will receive instruction and feedback on each step of the writing process as outlined below:
- Choose a problem facing adolescents
- Locate at least three reliable sources
- Create a working outline
- Record notes on the causes, consequences, and solutions for the problem
- Develop a final outline
- Write a rough draft that includes parenthetical citations
- Make a works cited page
- Revise and edit papers using self, peer, and teacher editing
- Submit final draft
- Present findings to the class