Reflection: Learning Communities "I'm with the Banned" Banned Book Week and the Persuasive Essay - Section 3: "I'm with the Banned": "Why Would Anyone Ban That Book?"


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"I'm with the Banned" Banned Book Week and the Persuasive Essay

Unit 5: The Readiness Is All: Engaging Your Students in Persuasive Writing
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT question the reasons books are challenged and banned in preparation for their upcoming persuasive essay writing.

Big Idea: Front-loading that challenges students' thinking and raises questions paves the way for real-world writing.

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English / Language Arts, Culture of Learning, Banned Book Week, censorship
  55 minutes
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