Excerpt from "The Diary of a Young Girl"

On January 13, 1943, Anne Frank wrote in her diary about how "everything has upset me again." Read this list to find out what "everything" was.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 8 Unit 3's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Night, First They Came for the Communists, Terrible Things, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Diary of a Young Girl, Elie Wiesel Speech, Do Something!, Wangari Maathai, Freerice.com, Public Service Announcements, Famine as a Weapon

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  1. properly
    in the right manner
    I wasn't able to finish a single thing properly.
  2. miserable
    deserving or inciting pity
    Day and night more of those poor miserable people are being dragged off, with nothing but a rucksack and a little money.
  3. deprive
    take away possessions from someone
    On the way they are deprived even of these possessions.
  4. separate
    force, take, or pull apart
    Families are torn apart, the men, women, and children all being separated.
  5. disappear
    get lost, as without warning or explanation
    Children coming home from school find that their parents have disappeared.
  6. anxious
    causing or fraught with or showing nervousness
    The Dutch people are anxious too, their sons are being sent to Germany.
  7. wage
    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    No one is able to keep out of it, the whole globe is waging war and although it is going better for the allies, the end is not yet in sight.
  8. capital
    wealth in the form of money or property
    It is quiet and safe here, and we are, so to speak, living on capital.
  9. selfish
    concerned chiefly with your own advantage
    We are even so selfish as to talk about "after the war," brighten up at the thought of having new clothes and new shoes, whereas we really ought to save every penny, to help other people, and save what is left from the wreckage after the war.
  10. pang
    a sharp spasm of pain
    Their tummies are empty; they chew an old carrot to stay the pangs, go from their cold homes out into the cold street and, when they get to school, find themselves in an even colder classroom.
  11. dejected
    affected or marked by low spirits
    I could go on for hours about all the suffering the war has brought, but then I would only make myself more dejected.
Created on September 15, 2015 (updated September 15, 2015)

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