Thursday, May 31, 2007

From the Summariser

Anne has been thinking about her love with Peter and spends a lot of time with him. She goes into Peter’s room alot and when she sees him, she talks to him for up to an hour.
As well as this, Anne wrote an entry in her diary telling us about the life of her fountain pen and how it was destroyed when she accidentally dropped it into the stove and the whole pen was reduced to ashes except for a piece of the clip.

written by Peter
Literature Circle round 3 -pp141-206

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

From the Corresponder

Dear whoever finds this,

My name is Anne Frank and I am nearly 16. My family was hiding in an old Amsterdam warehouse during the second world war because we are Jewish. Now that I have been arrested, all I can do is pray for other Jews that they will not reach this fate which has fallen upon me.

An epidemic of typhus has spread throughout this concentration camp, but I am no longer scared for myself, but for Margot, my sister, who fell ill this morning. I hope, hope, HOPE she hasn't caught typhus.

My heart breaks when I think of what might have happened to dear Peter.
Tears fill my eyes when I think of Mumsie. Although I could never confide in her, there was a small spot at the bottom of my heart for her. To think that I never made up with her!
Even Mr Dussel and the van Daans - what became of them?
What will become of me and Margot?

Maybe some day, with the help of you, this letter can be published for all to see.
Oh Pim! If you are still alive, please publish my diary, for I don't think I will ever escape and be proud to be Jewish again.

No. I will never be free again.

Yours, Anne M Frank.

written by Nicola
Literature Circles round 5 pp269-end

Thursday, May 24, 2007

From the Travel Tracer

Diary of Anne Frank 8

compiled by Leon
Literature Circles round 3 pp140-206

From the Corresponder

Dear Mrs van Daan

I’d like to call attention to the fact that I talk without thinking.

You know that it is hard living in a confined space, without luxuries or any of the things that I grew up with. Because of this, I tend to talk without thinking. We all have our flaws.

You can help me control these outbursts by ignoring them, making it easier for me to not answer back. I was not brought up wrong, nor am I selfish.

I’d appreciate it if you would consider this.

Yours, Anne

written by Cheyenne
Literature Circles round 3 pp140-206

From the Illustrator

Diary of Anne Frank 7

Illustration by Alexander
Literature Circles round 3 pp140-206

From the Word Wizard

These are interesting words I found from The Diary of Anne Frank pages 140-206



*intrude- come in or join in without being wanted.

*ponders- think deeply and seriously.

*despondent- sad or gloomy.

*superficial- on the surface.

*exterior- the outside of something.

*flirt- behave lovingly towards somebody to amuse yourself.

*facade- the front of a building.

*fragrant- having a pleasant smell.

*tedious- annoyingly slow or long.

*priority- being earlier or more important than something else.

*affectionate- loving.

*peculiar- strange or unusual.

written by Andrew
Literature Circle round 3 pp140-206

From the Travel Tracer

Diary of Anne frank 9

compiled in Comic Life by Peter
Literature Circles round 3 pp140-206

From the Creative Connector

As I’ve been reading Anne Frank’s diary, I’ve noticed how she must be feeling as she lives in the Secret Annexe.
She has to be very quiet during the day, and I bet she wishes she could just spend at least one day of freedom. This is how people in third world countries would feel. Some of them would be in hiding too, isolated, and not knowing what is going on in the war. Luckily for Anne, Mr Kugler, Jan, Miep and Bep come to visit the Secret Annexe often to tell news of the war. However, Anne would still be feeling very cut-off from the rest of the world.

Some similarities between Anne and I are that we both have older siblings, we both like to read, and we both keep a diary. Anne writes in hers more, but she has less things to do. Neither of us like the sound of gunshots, and it would drive me up the wall (Anne as well) if I had to be quiet all day like Anne does!

written by Nicola
Literature Circles round 3 pp141-206

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

From the Summariser

Anne Frank, her family, the Van Daan family and Mr Dussel are hiding during the war in what they call the ‘Secret Annex’. All of the annex families have their own personalities and characteristics eg. Mrs Vaan Daan is very moody and selfish. Anne gets upset about everything. On an average day in the ‘secret annex’ (after lunch) Mrs Vaan Daan is vacuuming their one and only rug while Margot tucks some books under her arm and heads off to the attic to study. Anne just tidies up the bathroom and herself.

written by Ellen
Literature Circle round 2 - pages 71-140

Saturday, May 19, 2007

From the Travel Tracer


The Diary of Anne Frank 6, originally uploaded by lenvas.

compiled by Ellen
Literature Circles round 3 - pp141-210

Thursday, May 17, 2007

From the Correspondent

Dear Mr Dussel,

We let you come live in our annexe. I don’t think you should be so rude to me. Even though you are older than me, you are much too inconsiderate to me.
When I asked to use your table very politely, I do not think you should have refused so quickly. I did not ask to use your table all the time just a little while every day.
Even when you started to become very angry and shouted at me I did not argue back and I just stood politely. Even after that, father had to come talk to you to persuade you to let me use your table. It was a very reasonable request.
I think I should be able to speak my mind in the future even if you think I am too rude!

Yours sincerely,
Anne Frank





written by Leon
Literature Circles round 2 pp71-140

Sunday, May 13, 2007

From the Word Wizard


The Diary of Anne Frank 5, originally uploaded by lenvas.

compiled by Alexander
Literature Circles round 2 - pp71-140

From the Illustrator


The Diary of Anne Frank 3, originally uploaded by lenvas.

made in Comic Life by Leon
Literature Circles round 2 pp71-140

From the Travel Tracer


The Diary of Anne Frank, originally uploaded by lenvas.

made in Comic Life by Andrew
Literature Circles round 1 - pp1-70

From the Creative Connector

Anne feeling very depressed and deserted would be kind of what it would be like in the concentration camps how the prisoners are feeling. They have absolutely no freedom outside in the open.

Anne and her family are known nothing that is going in the war. She is feeling that she is very cut off from the outside world. This means the Germans are trying not to let information leak out.


by Alexander
Literature Circles round 2 - pp71-140

From the Discussion Director

Interesting Questions from The Diary of Anne Frank pp1-70.
Our discussion will centre around your opinion and answers to these questions.

*Why does Mrs van Daan dislikes Anne?

*Why does Anne not love her mother?

*Why does Anne like to study so much?

*Why does Anne keep writing in her diary?

*Why does Anne’s family not ran away?

*Why does Mrs van Daan argues so much with Mr van Daan?

*Why does everyone argues so much with everyone
else?

*Do they pay the people who hides them, and if so, where do they get their money?

written by Andrew
Literature Circles round 1 pp1-70

From the Illustrator


The Diary of Anne Frank 2, originally uploaded by lenvas.

written by Jennifer
Literature Circles Round 1 pp1-70

Thursday, May 10, 2007

From the Word Wizard

Here are some interesting words and their meanings that I found when I was reading Anne Frank's Diary.
Melancholy, (p 70) means sadness and depression.
Hordes, (p 80) means a large group or crowd.
Derision, (p 81) is to scorn or ridicule.
Passive - isn't this a wonderful word! - not resisting or fighting against something.
Fatalistic. (p 84) A fatalist is a person who accepts whatever happens and thinks that it could not have been prevented
and
tumultuous (p 113) means noisy.

written by Nicola
Literature Circles Round 2 - pp71-144

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

From the Word Wizard

What Word? Pep, an interesting word, found in "Anne Frank's diary" on page 14. What do you think it means? In this case it means to liven up.

Written by Alexander
Literature Circles Round 1 - pp2-70

From the Corresponder

A letter from Anne to Hello

Dear Hello

I can’t see you (or anybody) for a while. I can’t tell you why, I wish I could tell you but I can’t come out until after the war. We will be going on about the 9th of July. I have decided to slip this letter under your door, as I could never say goodbye. You have to understand how hard life is for me, I can’t talk to any of my Christian friends and almost all of our belongings have been given to our non-Jewish friends. I will be staying with the van Daan’s send your letters to any of my Christian friends and say “a letter for the hidden” with Anne titled on the envelope .I wish you the very best in the war.

Yours Anne
Written by Ellen
Literature Circle Round 1 - pp2-70

From the Character Mapper


Character traits of Anne Frank

Anne is: courageous, resourceful, loyal, caring, imaginative,
independent, intelligent, hard-working, cheerful, friendly, bold, fun-loving, successful, thoughtful, cooperative, curious, determined & polite.


Anne is intelligent (see page 19) because she was reading.

Anne is friendly (see page 3) because Anne invited lots of people to her birthday party.

Anne is curious (see page 20) because Anne asks ‘When? Where?’ and ‘Why?’

written by Nicola
Literature Circles Round 1 - pp1-70

Monday, May 7, 2007

From the Creative Connector

At present, many people in Iraq are in hiding because of the war there. Many must be in the same situation as Anne Frank with their constant fear of being discovered.

Also, there is a chapter in the Bible called "Esther" in which the Jews are also being chased and hunted even though they are innocent. This is the same situation that Anne was in.

written by Jennifer
Literature Circle Round 1 - up to page 70

From the corresponder



This is a letter from Anne to Mr Kugler after the Anne was shown the secet annex.

Dear Mr Kugler,

The secret Annexe is a great hideout and I can’t believe you work here! The only real problem is that the place is too crowded and the doorway is too low (my head is covered in bumps). I don’t Peter’s towel filled with wood shavings is going to help prevent bumps on our head.
The security a bit too tight. I know it’s absolutely necessary, but that’s just how I feel. Poor Margot isn’t allowed to cough, even though she has a terrible cold.

Yours sincerely,
Anne Frank

blog written by Peter
Literature Circle Round 1 - up to p70

The Diary of Anne Frank

One group of our Y7 class using literature circles to read The Diary of Anne Frank.
During the course of this literature circle, students will take on the roles of:

Discussion Director
Summariser
Creative Connector
Word Wizard
Illustrator
Correspondent
Travel Tracer

Follow their thoughts and discoveries here on this blog, and please leave them your feedback.