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 of a young teacher, Erin Gruwell, who was given the assignment to teach a group of anxious white, black, Latino and Asian students in Long Breach, California. When she gave these students journals to write about their hopes, dreams, fears and anxieties, she gave them a voice and opened for them a door that would change their lives.
In this product students compare and contrast Anne Frank to Freedom Writers
*Includes presentation on connectors that show comparison and contrast.
*Includes brief synopses about Anne Frank and Freedom Writers.
*Includes cloze activity handout and presentation on possessive adjectives and
pronouns as well as writing prompts.
*Includes Anne Frank play
*This product also includes a text of "Zlata's Diary"
* a smartboard presentation in reference to diary including mini-lessons, vocabulary, writing prompts, etc. * It also includes a thesis essay writing graphic organizer
* a jeopardy game, of course, in reference to the concepts/information learned in the unit (reading comprehension, vocabulary, infinitive verbs, cardinal points, etc.).