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The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plans
The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The le
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Freedom Writers Diary Unit Activities
Activities and worksheets to use with teaching 'The Freedom Writers diary". Includes analytic writing prompt, reflective activities, questions on specific diary entries, and comparison activities.
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The Freedom Writers Diary Unit Bundle
Includes anticipation guide, activities, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching The Freedom Writers Diary in an engaging way! This bundle of resources supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students will be encouraged to think deeply and write about theme
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Freedom Writers Worksheet
Two work sheets to use while teaching "The Freedom Writers Diary". One focuses on finding textual evidence to support different claims, and the second focuses on responding to diary entry 33. Students are asked to reflect about what they would have done.
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Freedom Writers Vocabulary Charts
This PDF consists of 4 vocabulary charts. They are to be used while teaching the book: The Freedom Writers Diary. I break up the vocabulary into 4 parts (freshman year, sophomore year, junior year, and senior year). For each word, the student must find the definition, quote from book, and create a s
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Freedom Writers Research Project
This is a great final project to use when teaching the book: The Freedom Writers Diary. This PDF includes a step-by-step power point of the assignment to show to students. It also has a handout, directions on how to grade/ rubric, and a reflection journaling activity for afterwards. Students will do
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Freedom Writers Bookmark Activity
This is an activity to use while teaching the book: The Freedom Writers Diary. Each student will create their own bookmark. The teacher can use this power point to introduce the activity and explain the elements that must be included on the bookmark. It is a fun and creative art project to use in cl
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The Freedom Writers Diary Unit
This unit corresponds with the non-fiction memoir "The Freedom Writers Diary." In this unit, students work with other non-fiction sources including articles and documentaries in order to analyze the many themes and issues within the novel. Other activities require students to write extended response
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Anne Frank and the Freedom Writers
There is a certain freedom in writing. This truth seems to be no better evident than in the example of Anne Frank who kept a diary while hidden in an attic in Amsterdam during World War II in order to escape the Nazis. It also seems to be illustrated in the story of "Freedom Writers". A true story o
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The Freedom Writers Diary - Socratic Method - Post Reading Discussions
Students feel confident with this semi-structured approach to class discussions. This purchase includes a 20 slide PowerPoint that introduces students to the Socratic method for the purpose of discussing a text, a student discussion prep sheet and reflection, and detailed instructions for the teach
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Teaching Young Writers to Craft Realistic Fiction (Enhanced eBook)
Seasoned writing teacher Jenny Mechem Bender echoes what most primary teachers already know: our young students long to write fiction! And with just enough detailed, step-by-step instructional support - across eight stages of a complete Realistic Fiction Unit of Study together with mentor texts and
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Teaching Young Writers to Elaborate (Enhanced eBook)
Even very young children can learn a repertoire of elaboration techniques to take their writing from bland to exciting. In this resource, you'll learn how to help your students develop their writing by adding definitions, asking questions, using visualizations, and lots more. For each technique, she
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Freedom Writers Diary Worksheets #1
Coat of Arms Who I am Bags (Anonymous Reviews) Who I am vs. Who they thought I was Meeting my peer
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Freedom Writers Lesson Plan
From Pro Teach English and Film: "Freedom Writers" is an excellent film to share with students in either a Film Studies or Language Arts classroom. This lesson plan encourages students to think about their own educational experiences, their personal goals and dreams, and teachers and mentors who h
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Rights and Freedoms
Rights and Freedoms “Rights and Freedoms” is a Social Studies lesson that teaches students about some of the rights citizens enjoy in America. The focus of this lesson is on the following rights – speech, assembly, religion, press, due process and the right to petition the government. Included in
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Henry's Freedom Box Ellen Levine Caldecott Common Core Reading Book Unit Study
45 states have adopted the Common Core Standards. Teachers are scrambling to find numerous ways to teach the standards. This simple, yet rigorous and content-rich book study contains many items that help you meet the needs of ALL diverse learners. Also, administrators are pushing for more grades. Th
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ZLATA FILIPOVIC POWER POINT
This power point teaches students about the life of Zlata FIlipovic. She wrote a diary about the horrors of war in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This power point shows an overview of who she is, her diary, a timeline of her story, and important facts about her life. It also touches on the Bosnian war. This woul
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My Bondage and My Freedom
"An excellent account of a man's life journey from absolute oppression to self-fulfillment. Unlike the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, this is not simply an abolitionist pamphlet detailing the facts of slavery, it's a fully realized autobiographical sketch and an excellent work of liter
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Writer's Workshop: Monthly Choice Cards
See the monthly writing choice cards by downloading the preview. Do you have students who finish their assigned writing more quickly than others? Here is a super easy, yet academically important, solution to the "I'm finished, now what?" All writing choices (not prompts) contribute to growing write
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Common 'I have a Dream' - Using rap to teach inference and analytical skills.
In this song, form the soundtrack to the movie 'Freedom Writers', Common references Martin Luther King's Speech to describe the dreams of a young man growing up in a tough environment. The resource contains: 12 questions analysing the language in this song and exploring the poetic techniques and t
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Teacher Who Changed My Life/Freedom Writers Essay Assignment
During a one-week time frame, students will read the short story "The Teacher Who Changed My Life," watch the film Freedom Writers (2007), and then complete an in-class timed essay comparing and contrasting the two. While reading and viewing the film, students will take notes on Miss Hurd (story) an
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Operation Iraqi Freedom II
This PowerPoint can be used to teach students about OIF 2. The presentation contains actual photos taken by me, during my convoy from Kuwait, through Baghdad, to Camp Anaconda in Iraq. This all took place in 2004. The photographs included are very touching, and moving, and can be used for Writer's
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Bundle of 3 - Political Movements - Abolitionist Authors & Writers
This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on Political Movements & Events - The Abolitionist Writers & Authors. All 3 presentations together number 59 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs. Harriet Be
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High Interest Non-Fiction Literature Unit Bundle
Unit Plans for three essential High Interest Non-Fiction Literature works. Includes pacing guides, text to film essays, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching A Diary of a Young Girl, Into Thin Air, and The Freedom Writers in an en
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Teaching Reading With Cynthia Rylant Books (Enhanced eBook)
This idea-packed resource is rich in activities, routines, and interactive reproducibles to help children boost comprehension, build fluency, and study the writer's craft to inspire and improve their writing. Before-reading discussion ideas tap prior knowledge, introduce vocabulary, and teach predic
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Revision Lessons You'll Love to Teach (Enhanced eBook)
Revision is a challenge for many writers - especially student writers. In this essential resource, two veteran teachers share the lively and motivating lessons they've created to help students tackle the challenge of revision. Lesson topics include identifying and targeting a focus for revision, org
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Writer's Craft: Models, Lessons, and More (Enhanced eBook)
Writer's Craft features unique elements to help educators teach writing. The lessons emphasize the basic elements of effective writing: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Precise directions are given for how to begin, what to teach, and the order in which to teach the lessons as well as
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How to Teach Students to Be Fluent Writers (Enhanced eBook)
Help students overcome writing phobia and become fearless, fluent, and skillful writers. The book begins with sentence-building activities, provides lots of writing activities, and closes with suggestions for publishing as well as assessment guides.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy a
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Guiding K-3 Writers to Independence (Enhanced eBook)
Community writing centers on the relationship between group writing - such as shared and interactive writing - and children's own independent writing development. At it's heart is rich talk about all aspects of the writing process as well as several other key essentials, which this book shows you ho
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First Lessons for Beginning Writers (Enhanced eBook)
Simple yet powerful, this collection of mini-lessons is the perfect introduction to writing for our youngest learners. Writer and teacher Lola M. Schaefer shares her classroom-tested ideas for teaching children how to find and focus ideas, use drawing to brainstorm and organize, choose powerful verb
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Using Name Walls to Teach Reading and Writing (Enhanced eBook)
Veteran teacher Janiel Wagstaff shows how to harness the power of children's names to teach key reading and writing skills. ABC Name Walls jumpstart lessons on letter-sound correspondence, identifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, and blending and segmenting sounds. The more advanced Chunkin
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Teaching Narrative Writing (Enhanced eBook)
The engaging writing lessons and student reproducibles in this book give kids the scaffolding they need to keep their stories on track. Includes creative planning forms, charts and maps, revision checklists, peer conference guidelines, rubrics and more. Lessons by a master teacher and writer include
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A Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation (Enhanced eBook)
Helping young writers use conventions with precision and purpose.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract or rotate pages, and edit the contents
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Engaging Readers & Writers With Inquiry (Enhanced eBook)
What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares pr
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Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing With the Traits: Middle School (Enhanced eBook)
Trait expert Ruth Culham has created a diverse set of papers, assessed and annotated them, and designed a set of interactive whiteboard exemplars so teachers and students can use them as the focus of trait-based writing instruction. The papers are highlighted by key quality for each trait, making it
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Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing With the Traits: Grades 3-5 (Enhanced eBook)
Trait expert Ruth Culham has created a diverse set of papers for grades 35, assessed and annotated, so teachers and students can use them as the focus of trait-based writing instruction. The papers are highlighted by key quality for each trait, making it easy for writers to see what works and what d
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Teaching Students to Make Writing Visual and Vivid (Enhanced eBook)
It's all about the pictures. When student writers rely primarily on vague statements, adjectives, and adverbs, their writing doesn't score well on tests, and worse, sounds generic, voiceless, and dull. Creating vivid pictures is the key to good writing. In this book, a teacher/writer/cartoonist prov
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
This is an evidence chart to compare the racism displayed in the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with the movie Freedom Writers. Students can then use this information to create an informational essay.
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Mentor Sentence Units (VOLUME 1) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This bundle is just what you need to implement mentor sentences in your classroom all year! Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them
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ELA Lessons Bundle: 60+ Individual Lesson Packs {Great for Sub Plans}
This is a great bundle for all secondary ELA teachers! With over 60 individual lesson plan packs - with their detailed lesson plans, visually appealing worksheets, comprehensive answer keys and academically engaging content - will have you ready and prepared to teach lessons on wrtiting, reading, po
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Mentor Sentences Unit: Vol 1, Fourth 10 Weeks (Grades 3-5)
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need to continue with mentor sentences in your classroom. This unit does not include explicit directions of how to implemen

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BIGGEST & BEST Yearlong Bundle: Volume 1 for Grades 3-5
What is in this GIANT bundle? All FOUR Mentor Sentence Units All FOUR Interactive Activity Units MODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation Days All FOUR Vivid Vocabulary Companions plus the Better Than Basal Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts! ★ Mentor Texts List: -First Day
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Settling the Colonies - 1600s-1700s {TN 4th Grade Social Studies Standards}
The New World was a place of hope. People flocked from all over to seek economical opportunities, freedom of religious worship, and political freedom. It was a brilliant and dark time. The settling of the colonies was the beginning of uprisings and wars with the Native Americans. Entitlement drove b
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Four Square Writing Method Grades 1-3 [With Support Files] (Enhanced eBook)
Teach writing skills using this innovative new approach that has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours. This revised and updated edition of the book also includes PowerPoint files filled with additional Four Square examples, activities, and writing exercises. The Four Square method can b
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Hatchet Literature Guide Novel Study
Hatchet Student Worksheets Worksheets include: plot, setting, characters and character traits, connections, essays, reflections, thought provoking questions, response to text, themes, five senses, predictions, rising/falling actions and climax, cause and effect, book marks, chapter trifold, story b
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ULTIMATE WRITING BUNDLE - CCSS Anchor Charts & Generic Topic Writing Templates
WOW - read the reviews!! One of my best selling units!! Using STEPPED OUT writing processes, teach your students HOW TO WRITE to meet the requirements of the C.C.S.S. writing standards. This product provides you with the tools necessary to teach the process of narrative, opinion, and informative/
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Bridge to Terabithia Literature Guide Novel Study
Bridge to Terabithia Literature Guide Novel Study Activities include: sequencing, plot, setting, characters, character trait chart, letter writing, predicting, five senses, vocabulary by chapter, quotations, symbolism, parts of speech, likenesses and differences, rising, falling actions and climax
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Four Square: Writing Method Grades 4-6 [with PowerPoint Files] (Enhanced eBook)
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HOLES Literature Guide Novel Study
Holes Literature Guide Novel Study Your students will unravel the mystery of Camp Green Lake and determine how the past is connected to the present by using my ready to print worksheets that include: plot, setting, characters, cause and effect, predicting, themes, main ideas, summarizing, discussi
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Chocolate Fever LIterature Guide Novel Study
Chocolate Fever Literature Guide Novel Study My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory, student worksheets are designed to encourage students to become actively engaged readers through conversation and collaboration with their peers in small groups. Br
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Al Capone Does My Shirts Literature Guide Novel Study
Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets Worksheets include: characters, character changes throughout the story, plot, settings,themes, symbols, a note taking sheet, predictions, vocabulary, letter writing, connections, thought provoking questions, book marks, rising, falling action and climax,
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