Use these questions to encourage critical thinking as students read the first few diary entries of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Focused on Anne’s entries from July 12, 1942, to November 9, 1942, this worksheet guides students in thoughtful discussion as they get to know Anne Frank, as well as her family and the Van Daans, and the current events in 1942 that force them to go into hiding. Students will be asked to consider the lives of Anne and her family before going into hiding, Anne’s personality, feelings, and behaviors, and the careful preparations the adults made in order to keep the families safe in the face of mounting aggression toward Jews during World War II. Click “View answers” to see sample student responses and context. For more book-specific activities, be sure to check out our full set of worksheets related to Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.