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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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The Freedom Writers Diary Unit
5 weeks of literary analysis lesson plans for The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell. Includes pacing guide, pre-reading, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, notes, posters, author study, character analysis and discussions. This unit plan contains everything you need to add relevance and r
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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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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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Freedom Writers (2007) Movie Guide Packet + Activities + Sub Plan
★ Follow me for updates! This packet includes, among five other teaching aids, a peer-reviewed handout of 15 essay questions designed to promote respect, racial tolerance, unity, and love amongst students. This resource, while rigorous and pertinent to the film, goes beyond the scope of questions
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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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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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FREEDOM WRITERS COLLABORATIVE POSTER AND WRITING ACTIVITY
This Freedom Writers Diary collaborative poster is perfect for a book study or for viewing the movie. The captivating story, written by Erin Gruwell, is about a teacher in racially divided high school. She breaks through to her students by helping them find their voice and a common ground. The story
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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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Freedom Writers Toast for Change Activity
This is a post-movie activity that can be done after watching Freedom Writers. A writing activity that mimics the toast for change done in the movie!
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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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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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Writer's Workshop Free Time Choice Cards Grades 3-6 CCSS
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 writers
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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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