Unit Plan

Unit 7: Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex Teacher Guide

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Frequently banned, often challenged, a mainstay of middle school curriculum, Tales from the Secret Annex, is the featured text in the seventh unit in the Teacher Guide Core Knowledge Program. The 134-page guide includes an introduction, a unit calendar, eight richly detailed lessons, assessments, a link to additional teacher resources, and the Activity Book's answer keys. To end the unit, writers craft and publish their narratives. A must-have resource for teachers using the diary as part of their curriculum.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Preparation for the unit is extensive; set aside extra time to read the background materials, make copies for each class member of the 142-page Activity Book, and prepare other required materials
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members must have their copies of both the diary and Realms of Gold used in Unit 5 of the program
  • The unit is the seventh in a series of eight from the seventh-grade Core Knowledge Language Arts ( CKLA) program
  • The units are cumulative and designed to be taught in order
  • Information about the CKLA approach is found in the Teacher Guide Unit 1, pages 11-21
  • Projection equipment is required for the videos
  • A link is provided to CKLA Online Resources for information about World War II and the Holocaust
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