Inquiry Based Model Lesson Plan
(list Common Core andTechnology Standardswhere most applicable)
W.9-10.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine andconvey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly andaccurately through the effective selection, organization, andanalysis of content.-Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, andsufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details,quotations, or other information and examplesappropriateto the audience¶s knowledge of the topic.
.9-10.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text andanalyze in detail its development over the course of the text,including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specificdetails; provide an objective summary of the text.
Exploration of racism throughout The Freedom Writers DiaryOne class period.
Define racism as it applies to the novel.
Identify examples of racism throughout the novel.
Develop their understanding of racism from text toworld.
Novel, Worksheet, Media clip and power point.
The activities in thissection capture thestudent¶s attention,stimulate their thinkingand help them access prior knowledge.Teacher begins class showing a media clip from a section of
he Freedom Writers Diary
movie in regards to racism. After the media clip the teacher will have students will free write intheir journals about racism and its relation to the clip that they just saw.Teacher gives a clear definition of racism and passes out aworksheet for the students to work on.(10 -15 minutes)
Students are given timeto think, plan,investigate, andStudents get into groups of three or four and work together oncompleting the worksheet, which asks students to identifyquotes about racism in the novel and evaluate how those quotesrelate to the world.