The title for my # 1 New York Times best sellers is The Freedom Writers Diary. The following model of character plan is based upon Erin Gruwell, an idealist who’s struggles as a first year English teacher.
Character Analysis Plan
1. I chose Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary because after 12 plus years being in the United States, I still struggle, and have a fear of writing due to English being my second language. This is an enriching, remarkable example of how perseverance, courage and the spirit of determination changed the lives of a teacher and her 150 students. I also chose her as a character because I found her creative, bright, and challenged by what she was confronted with as not only a new High School English teacher, yet her confrontations with her supposed “un-teachable, at- risk” students.
2. Thesis: It is apparent, the challenge Erin Gruwell is faced with is not only as a new High School English teacher, yet her confrontations with her supposed “un-teachable, at-risk” students. In my opinion, these students are not the only ones who will learn through this journey. Erin and the many students’ lives she and they impact will inspire others like me, even if my fear is only writing.
3. Plan for writing: The challenge Erin is faced with is not only as a new High School English teacher, yet her confrontations supposed “un-teachable, at-risk students. I will expose most of the personal diary entries written by almost all of the students, and their past and present dilemmas as they go through the four years at Wilson High School, in Long beach CA.
I. Erin’s dedication is apparent
A. New teacher
1. Insecure first day
2. Students find her different
3. Other teachers fear of her failure
B. Innovative teaching techniques
1. “What is the Holocaust”?
2. Brings history to life with guest speakers, field trips, and updated books.
3. “Why can’t you just be a normal teacher”?...