Freak the Mighty Activity - Analyzing the Theme of Stereotyping in the Novel

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Freak The Mighty Activity Analyzing the Theme of Stereotyping is a fun and creative activity that will help your students make connections and analyze theme. Students will participate in an interactive activity that will help them examine their own stereotypes and stereotypes made in the novel. This activity for Freak The Mighty is designed to help students empathize with the characters in the novel and examine the complexities of the theme of stereotyping in the novel.

Included in This Freak The Mighty Activity:

➡️ Freak The Mighty Activity Teacher Instructions: These detailed teacher instructions will help you facilitate this activity in your classroom. With step-by-step instructions, you'll feel totally confident implementing this activity for Freak The Mighty in your classroom.

➡️ 5 Stereotyping Images: 5 Images that will be placed around your classroom with prompting questions that will ask students to share their first impressions (which sometimes can lead to stereotyping).

➡️ Freak The Mighty Activity Student Assignment Page: An assignment sheet for students to record their answers to the prompting questions on each of the images as they do a gallery walk.

How to use The Freak The Mighty Stereotyping Activity:
  1. Students will do a classroom gallery walk to examine a variety of images around the classroom.
  2. While they circulate, they will complete independent prompting questions that may elicit stereotypical responses.
  3. With their group, they will discuss their responses and examine their answers and consider if they made any stereotypes. This process is usually an eye-opening experience for students, and it helps them empathize with the characters in Freak The Mighty.

What Teachers Are Saying About This Activity:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was one of our favorite activities for the entire novel and established an essential question that we revisited throughout the novel study.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great resource for use with older students needing to focus on how to make a good impression and also to learn how to change opinions of people by getting to know them better.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Super easy to use, super engaging and the students found it relevant.

>>>This resource is included in my unit plan for the novel!

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