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Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues

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Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Four to five weeks
Lesson Author

Beth O'Connor

Westfield, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

State Standards

NCTE/IRA National Standards for the English Language Arts

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

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STATE STANDARDS

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NCTE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

 

4.

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

 

5.

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

 

7.

Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

 

8.

Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

 

12.

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

 

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