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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


National Council of Teachers of English


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April 03, 2018

This lesson would be ideal as a collaborative lesson between a classroom teacher and the school librarian!


Ludy Hernandez

June 26, 2017

Planning is necessary for all aspects of life. When planning a lesson as educators we need to begin with the established standards for the grade level, then we need to know the objectives, plan the time it will take and plan a timeline. We need to know the students and who would need accommodations and the type of accommodations required. When the lesson is completed, the students understanding will be evaluated by using an exit ticket or some other assessment. This process will be repeated until the students master the materials.


Ivonne Torres

April 29, 2016

As a passionate reader this would be a really fun lesson to teach. I feel that the students would definitely get into it as since they like anything that challenges the system. I love the format of the lesson because it gives a lot of opportunity for changes if they ever need to be made for any reason.


Maggie Caldwell

October 13, 2015

I just have to say that I love this idea. I haven't had a chance to teach it myself, but it is going into my "must-teach" lesson's folder. I love this idea and the content!


Jerry Newman

December 23, 2013

The lesson plan was very detailed and comprehensive. I've never covered this content before, however I would, if not all of it then large portions of it, in the future.


Brad Finley

July 14, 2013

It was interesting to learn about T charts and formulating pros and cons. The content being spread out seems confusing.



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