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  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Honesty


I have included the shared reading text we are using at school below as well as the tasks for Monday to Thursday just like we would usually be doing. The extract is a diary entry from Anne Frank to help us with our writing this week.


Don't forget to keep reading anything you can get your hands on too. At school, we are reading 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman. It is the story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis in the occupied Poland of the Second World War. It is one of my favourite books to share with children. 


Complete the table below. Use an dictionary or online dictionary to help you.

Word Word class Definition  Use in a sentence



1. What date did Anne Frank go into hiding?

2. Why did her family go into hiding?

3. Who is Mr van Dann? Why was he important to the Frank family?

4. Why was a bookcase built outside the annex?



1. Why do you think Anne Frank chose to describe the annex?

2. What language does Anne Frank use to convey her emotions? Find 3 examples in the text.

3. Why is escape 'almost impossible'?

4. What is the impact of the list in this sentence: 'The though of Father off visiting someone in the Jewish Hospital and completely unaware of what was happening, the long wait for Mother, the heat, the suspense - all this reduced us to silence.'

5. What does Frank compare being in hiding to? Why did she make this comparison?



1. What are Anne's feelings towards her nationality? Why does she have these feelings?

2. What is the impact of the final sentence on the November 19th 1942 diary entry?

3. Find evidence in the text to support the notion that Anne Frank has feelings of guilt.

4. Imagine you are going to write your own diary entry as Anne Frank. What key points would you include? What language would you use to convey your emotions to the reader. Write the opening paragraph.