Refugee by Alan Gratz Writing Prompts - Video Clips and Journal Writing Topics

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Refugee Writing Prompts Video Clips is a ready-to-use resource that will help your students make connections to their reading of Refugee by Alan Gratz. Students will watch a short video clip on YouTube that relates to a topic, theme, or idea presented in the novel. A related journal prompt is included and students share their thoughts and ideas in writing. The videos are not specific to the novel, but they relate in a way that allows students to make a text-to-self or text-to-world connection.


Included in the Refugee Writing Prompts Video Resource:

➡️ A PowerPoint presentation that includes links to eleven videos that connect with topics, themes, or ideas presented in Refugee by Alan Gratz. The video clips are broken down by chapter set and include a link to the video and a related prompt (some chapter sets have multiple videos). The chapter sets are as follows:

  • Chapters 1-6
  • Chapters 7-12
  • Chapters 13-18
  • Chapters 19-27
  • Chapters 37-45
  • Chapters 46-53

The short videos are not about the novel specifically, but they connect to something that happens in the chapters in either content or theme. This allows students to make text connections between what happens in the novel and their own life or the world around them.

➡️ A response page where students can complete their written journals


How to Use the Refugee Writing Prompts Video Resource:

  1. After students have read the appropriate chapter set, play the video clip in class and share the related prompt.
  2. Give the students 5-10 minutes to respond to the prompt in writing.
  3. Split the students into groups and have them share their writing and discuss the prompt, or discuss it as a whole class.


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

➡️ Refugee by Alan Gratz Unit Plan 


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