1. Success: Write a paragraph about a time when you were successful OR Draw a picture of a time when you were successful.
  2. Goals: Write down three goals you have for yourself this school year.
  3. Your True Self: Create a mind map of your true self.
  4. 9/11 Reflection: Write about a time when people helped each other.
  5. Definition Maps: Provide a definition for the following terms - genre, fiction, and nonfiction.
  6. Multiple Identities: Write for 1 minute. Are you the same on the inside as you are on the outside? Why or why not? Write for 1 more minute. Why do people have different masks? Do they use these to show or hide their true selves? Why?
  7. Freedom Writers Connection: Either answer about the following question using yourself or a character in The Freedom Writers. When is it easy to be your TRUE SELF around your friends? When is it hard to be your TRUE SELF around your friends? What can people do to make sure they do not compromise their TRUE SELF around their friends?
  8. Point of View: Look at your notes about point of view. From what point of view is The Hunger Games told? How do you know?