Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl Essay Topics & Questions

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl' is a thought-provoking, emotionally intense book with many complicated themes. These essay topics can help you consolidate student understanding of the book by asking them to provide thoughtful written responses.

Why Anne Frank Essays?

Are your students reading Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl? If so, you know that the book raises a variety of important themes, topics, and questions. What's more, reading about Anne Frank can be an emotionally intense experience, causing students to think about the Holocaust and what it means to come of age during a historically traumatic time. One way to help your students process all that they are learning and thinking about this book is by having them write essays. Writing an essay is a great way to develop individual voice and practice using textual evidence to make a major argument. This lesson offers essay topics that will help students think critically about Anne Frank and practice their own work as literary critics.

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