Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Contribute to ReadWriteThink

ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

More

 

Professional Development

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

More

 

Did You Know?

Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More more

Home Classroom Resources Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 

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

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 4

In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.

After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 22

Get ready to celebrate Banned Books Week!

Students brainstorm reasons why certain books might have been banned and discuss common reasons why books are challenged.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 31

J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter celebrate birthdays today.

Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library.

 

back to top