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The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary How A Teacher And 150 Teens Used Writing To Change Themselves And The World Around Them I was pretty disappointed by this book from the get go Diaries and journals are interesting because you are able to experience someone else s life in real time Part of that experience is being immersed in the language, personality, and emotion of the author The students idolize Anne Frank and Zlata, but don t allow any of their own voices into their writing Each entry sounds just like the next with only occasional sentences that feel real and un edited.Good writers capture the energy of th I was pretty disappointed by this book from the get go Diaries and journals are interesting because you are able to experience someone else s life in real time Part of that experi True, this collective diary depicts racism quite poignantly, but what touched me deeply is this how the teens use writing to come out of the confinement of racism and resurrect their self esteem A powerful, captivating narrative. The only reason I picked up this book was because it happened to be lying around the house, and I needed something to read I d heard of the movie with Hillary Swank and intended and still do to stay away from it as I believed it was another Gangsta s Paradise cliche white teacher, colored students, they all dance and learn When I picked up the book, I thought it would provide a few anecdotes of interest before I returned it to its pile on the floor where it would disappear under weightier The only reason I picked up this book was because it happened to be lying around the house, and I needed something to read I d heard of the movie with Hillary Swank and intended and still do to stay away from it as I believed it was another Gangsta s Paradise cliche white teacher, colored students, they all dance and learn When I picked up the book, I thought it would provide a few anecdotes of interest before I returned it to its pile on the floor where it would disappear under weightier matters.Three hours later, past midnight nearing 1 a.m., I finished the diary.As proclaimed by the authors, the diary is a continuation of the message and work carried on by other famous diarists Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic, in particular Each entry is numbered to anonymize the indivi I work in an inner city school This doesn t quite touch on the way inner city schools really are For instance, all the kids writing is in standard English My kids, when expressing how they really feel, use what I call Urban English I just couldn t hear my kids in this book I related a bit to the teacher s writing But there are a lot of realities that were not portrayed in this book For instance, the teacher had her own room the same room for the 4 years she taught The reality of I work in an inner city school This doesn t quite touch on the way inner city schools really are For instance, all the kids writing is in standard English My kids, when expressing how they really feel, use what I call Urban English I just couldn t hear my kids in this book I related a bit to the teacher s writing But there are a lot of realities that were not portrayed in this book For instance, the teacher had her own room the same room for the 4 years she taught The reality of my urban setting Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell is one of the most interesting books I ve ever read.It is about how one teacher Erin Gruwell makes it her goal to change the way students in her class view the world.The students in her class view the world as one big war zone and have their own goal which is to be able to survive the streets without being killed.Mrs.Gruwell takes it up on herself to show the kids the theirsto life then gang violence trying to do so she risks losing her job and husband.She Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell is one of the most interesting books I ve ever read.It is about how one teacher Erin Gruwell makes it her goal to change the way students in her class view the world.The students in her class view the world as one big war zone and have their own goal which is to be able to survive the streets without being killed.Mrs.Gruwell takes it up on herself to show the kids the theirsto life then gang violence trying to do so she risks losing her job and husband.She does alot for these kids she get two extra jobs jus so she can The Freedom Writers Diary is an amazing, moving, and inspirational piece of art It consists of a collection of diary entries written by the 150 Freedom Writers and their English teacher, Ms Gurwell All of these Freedom Writers are students at Wilson High School in Long Beach California, where they have been placed in a below average English class with Ms Gurwell as their teacher This is Ms.Gurwell s first teaching experience, and it will have a lasting impact on her One of the first assig The Freedom Writers Diary is an amazing, moving, and inspirational piece of art It consists of a collection of diary entries written by the 150 Freedom Writers and their English teacher, Ms Gurwell All of these Freedom Writers are students at Wilson High School in Long Beach California, where they have been placed in a below average English class with Ms Gurwell as their teacher This is Ms.Gurwell s first teaching experience, and it will have a lasting impact on her One of the first assignments she gives is for everyone to keep a journal, no one knew just how powerful these journals were to become, not even Ms Gurwell Through out these entries you will learn about the hard lives of these incredible individuals, their amazing English teacher, and their journeys towards changing the world and becoming a second family When you thick of Long Beach the things that come to your mind are probably beautiful beaches, expensive boutiques, and magn An interesting but ultimately unrealistic story of a high school teacher in an urban school in CA who does amazing things with her students The unrealistic parts first, the students write diary entries what I missed immediately were student s voices With one or two exceptions, they could have all been written by the same student the stories were different of course fresh, sad, poignant, brutally honest dealing with everything from molestation to drugs to violence but the sentence str An interesting but ultimately unrealistic story of a high school teacher in an ur I will begin by stating that I did not read this entire book I made it through 50 or 60 pages I had not had any intent to read it, as I have heardthan enough stories about the fish out of water young white teacher who is able to save the inner city youth from the apparent inevitability of failure A coworker strongly recommended the book to me and actually put it in my hand, so I decided to give it a Unfortunately, I did not love the book I wanted to, being a teacher who hopes she makes a difference, even in some small way, in the lives of her students Particularly since it was a true story, it had all the potential of a classic tearjerker where this sap is concerned, and yet, it fell flat.First of all, they edited it so much that it felt fake I think I would have much preferred to see the diary entries as photocopies in the students own handwriting It would have added a level of auth


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