Reading & Writing Journals and Diaries

Using the book ‘Freedom Writers Diaries’ (there is a DVD of the book starring Hilary Swank, also a teachers guide can be purchased) as a spring board to exploring diaries/journals and how a story can be told using this format. The Freedom Writers Diaires are quite inspiring to teens - we watched the film first and then I wrote the scheme from this, as we couldn’t get a teacher’s guide at the time! Even the most apathetic pupils become very involved.


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Created: Jun 10, 2009

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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