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A Case for Reading - Examining Challenged and Banned Books
|Grades||3 – 10|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Selected books as examples (from the most frequently challenged books list)
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
- Example Family Letter
- Persuasion Map
- Book Challenge Investigation Bookmarks
- Persuasive Writing Rubric
- American Library Association: Banned & Challenged Books
- NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center
- Challenged Children's Books
- American Library Association Banned Books Week
- Most Frequently Challenged Books
- Because this lesson requires that students read a book from the ALA Challenged Book list, its a good idea to notify families prior to starting the assignment. See the example family letter for ideas on how to notify families.
- Bookmark the websites listed as resources to refer to throughout the lesson.
- Compile grade-appropriate books for students to explore using the Challenged Children's Books list. Talk to your librarian or school media specialist about creating a resource collection for students to use in your classroom or in the library.
- Copy T-Charts and/or bookmarks for students to document passages as they read.
- Test the Persuasion Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.