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The Diary of Anne Frank Prompt: The Diary of Anne Frank has withstood the test of time. The issues she faces while hiding in the Secret Annex are relevant sixty years later, and her readers are reminded of valuable lessons about life and humanity. Your task is to analyze the themes of The Diary of Anne Frank. You may choose one of the options below, but remember, all projects must: *** Analyze themes found in the text *** Include quotes from the text that support the theme Option 1: Symbols Drawing and Analysis 1. Draw symbols that represents the themes of The Diary of Anne Frank. Your drawing must be wall-worthy and on white paper. 2. Write an essay that explains your symbols, how your symbols represent theme, and incorporate evidence from the text to support your analysis. Option 2: Persuasive Essay Write an essay that persuades an eighth grade teacher to teach The Diary of Anne Frank. You should connect the diary to present-day issues, and explain to the teacher why the themes present in the diary are relevant to teenagers today. 1. Include quotes/examples from the text that support your themes. 2. Connect these themes to modern day . How do the themes found in The Diary of Anne Frank relate to today? 3. Structure of a persuasive essay: a. Your third body paragraph must address the Counterargument and provide a Refutation. (Anticipate why an 8th grade teacher would not want to teach it, and give a new reason why they are incorrect.) Option 3: Write a standard Response to Literature essay. Your essay must include quotes from the text and analysis. Grading and Writing Instructions: Your essay should be 500 words minimum and should include: - Introduction: strong hook, background information, and a clear thesis - Body paragraphs: focused paragraphs that support your thesis and include analysis of the texts and direct quotes. 3 body paragraphs minimum - Conclusion: a paragraph that restates the thesis, sums up the arguments of your essay, and includes a universal truth about life as it relates to your essay Your essay will be graded for content of analysis, organization, focus of ideas, vocabulary, sentence fluency and variety, and mechanics. All essays must be in 3rd person.

Ideas to plan your body paragraphs Option 1: Planning Theme

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Option 3: Planning Theme

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