So she and her students, using the treasured books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo as their guides, undertook a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding. Erin Gruwell and her class were a symbol of hope for all these kids. It felt longer than 280 pages, to be honest. You can either rate the story as many reviewers did or rate the book. The transformation of the students is encouraging, and they have Erin Gruwell to thank for the change in attitude that convinces these once hopeless underachievers to realize that they really are capable of great things. It is inspirational and to think otherwise is being petty.
That is why I am so glad that this movie was our assignment. Our boy genius can only nod above his teetering, larger-than-a-small-country science. I could not save Anne's life. The Holocaust survivors in the movie, who eat dinner with the students at the Marriot, are the actual survivors who dined with the real Freedom Writers. My kids, when expressing how they really feel, use what I call Urban English. To voice my opinion without hesitation.
They would become a family, and together have a lasting impact on the world around them. During the classroom scene where the students passed around a drawing of Jamal; Eva and Mrs. After all, a new teacher decided to give some troubled kids a second chance so I decided to give them the courtesy of traveling through tragedy to triumph with them. Perhaps one of the more concentrated concepts of the film, which is not listed above, is the importance and worth of education. Use the entire The Freedom Writers Diary calendar, or supplement it with your own curriculum ideas.
Meanwhile, her unorthodox teaching methods are scorned by her colleagues and department chair Margaret Campbell Imelda Staunton. I learnt a lot while reading this book. First of all, they edited it so much that it felt fake. At school, Gruwell intercepts a racist drawing by one of her high school students and utilizes it to teach them about the , most of whom have no knowledge of. She gets the idea to teach them about the Holocaust after a racist drawing of one student gets passed around the class. To never judge someone based on their ethnic background.
I related a bit to the teacher's writing. Part of that experience is being immersed in the language, personality, and emotion of the author. I don't think I like that. I expected to see a realistic progression in the journal entries; I wanted to see improvement as these students grew as writers and people. They vary greatly from day to day and offer an array of creative ideas that provide many options for an educator. Meanwhile, Gruwell asks her students to write their diaries in book form.
It is divided into diary sections all with a number while the authors of each section remain anonymous. As a blind student in college, I have the choice to either sit around and whine or make my life better with tiny, life altering choices. Not because of the state of education or students in America. They include detailed descriptions of when to assign reading, homework, in-class work, fun activities, quizzes, tests and more. The original Freedom Writers also work with Erin and together they have given over 1,000 presentations across 45 states, talking both to teachers and to students. For instance, take the large scale persecution of Jews. Maybe it's the fact that I'm about to teach this book to a bunch of white kids who live in suburbia whose only knowledge of gangs, life in the projects, or urban poverty comes from the movies.
Can I have some fries with that shake? His mother, grandmother, and 12-year-old sister Ahlia respectfully attended in his absence. I really enjoyed watching this movie, and thought that perhaps the book could be even better than the movie. In this neighborhood grown men run. And that success started through reading and writing. The film itself inquiries into several concepts regarding significant and polemical matters, such as: acceptance, racial conflict, bravery, trust and respect. First of all, they edited it so much that it felt fake.
I made it through 50 or 60 pages. With that in mind, the book gets three stars. It was also genuinely inspirational. After college, they entered various professions, including the education system. Overall, The Freedom Writers Diary is a very interesting, very realistic book written by a determined teacher and the 150 students whose lives she helped change for the better. They require more thought than multiple choice questions, but are shorter than the essay questions. The longest descriptions run about 200 words.
Their hostility is very evident in the initial diary entries, but as I read, I could vividly see the changes happening. I just couldn't hear my kids in this book. She founded the nonprofit organization The Freedom Writers Foundation, which functions to promote Erin's successful teaching methods. At the beginning of their freshman year, none of them expected to graduate and we This book is inspirational to both teachers and students. She took kids whose poverty limited their life experience on field trips. Durning served as co-executive producer of the film.