The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Reading Journal and Workbook

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Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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40 pages
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A wonderful resource to build off of! This was my first time teaching the novel and this was a huge help.
These were fantastic prompts. My students enjoyed them, they were easy for me to scaffold for my ELs, and I got very thoughtful responses.
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Engage students in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas online OR in-person with this reading journal and workbook! This reading journal is practically an entire unit by itself!

This 40-page resource is based on 5 C-E-R (claim, evidence, reasoning) writing prompts. The journal has rubrics built in, but also comes with rubric-free pages in case you have a different grading style. Other activities include mini-lessons on character foils, pages for notes (best when used with my The Hate U Give Introduction Slideshow), and reflective journal prompts.

This resource even includes enrichment activities such as The Hate U Give-themed coloring pages, a word search, and a crossword. I let my students work on these while we listen to the audiobook or save them as enrichment activities for students who are ahead on their work.

The workbook itself can be copied into a booklet (as pictured), but can also be left full size to be placed in a binder or to be given out as individual worksheets. The reading journal is designed in black and white for easy printing.

The whole reading journal can even be assigned virtually by using the including Google Slides version instead. If you'd rather assign the writing prompts separately, there are Google Doc version and a Google Sheets rubric for that too!

Regardless of your current teaching model--in-person, fully remote, or hybrid--this journal will work for your class!

This resource includes:

  • 40-page PRINTABLE reading journal and workbook
    • 5 C-E-R (claim, evidence, and reasoning) based writing prompt questions
      • 5 alternative pages without the rubric
  • 3 pages for note-taking on background information
    • The Hate U Give inspired activities
      • Character family tree
      • Design a book cover
      • Character foil analysis
      • Theme Analysis
      • Crossword puzzle
      • 3 coloring pages
      • Journal response
      • Word search
      • Design a sneaker activity
      • Symbol analysis
      • Design a character's cell phone
      • Book review writing

  • 40 Slide interactive Google Slides version of the same activities
  • Google Doc version of the writing prompts
  • Google Sheets rubric for easy grading and rubric importing
  • Copying/teaching suggestions
  • Answer keys for included activities

This journal and workbook is available as part of my money-saving The Hate U Give Unit Bundle. If you're looking for individual The Hate U Give resources, check out:

If you need alternate resources--a shorter novel, less swearing, lower Lexile, etc.--but would still like to have courageous conversations in your classroom, check out my Dear Martin Unit Bundle.

If you'd like more resources for teaching claim, evidence, and reasoning (the basis for the included rubrics), check out my C-E-R Writing Bundle.

***This resource includes PDFs and several Google documents within a Google Drive folder. You will need to grant TPT access to your Google account in order to access this purchase. Before purchasing, please review the preview to make sure this resource supports your and your students' needs. Note that the Google versions contain the same content as the printable but may be formatted differently.

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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