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A Case for Reading - Examining Challenged and Banned Books

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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
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

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Persuasion Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

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PREPARATION

  1. Because this lesson requires that students read a book from the ALA Challenged Book list, it’s a good idea to notify families prior to starting the assignment. See the example family letter for ideas on how to notify families.
  2. Bookmark the websites listed as resources to refer to throughout the lesson.
  3. 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.
  4. Copy T-Charts and/or bookmarks for students to document passages as they read.
  5. 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.

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