Why Burn Books?
Students identify the role of free speech in the selection of library books. They choose one banned book to read and evaluate the reason for its censorship. They create an argument for or against the selection of the book.
11th - 12th English Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Figures of Speech: Poetry of Alice Walker
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grab ‘N Go Debate
Here's a resource that provides debaters with the background information and worksheets they will need when planning a policy debate. Templates and sentence frames, as well as a rationale for using debates in the classroom, are included...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
A Guide to Teaching Challenged and Banned Books
Banned Books Week, celebrated the last week of September, is a great time to consider the question of censorship and book banning. This 11-page packet uses the novels of Chris Crutcher to launch an investigation of book banning, First...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Free Books - 23,469 Classics to Go
Get thousands of books for free and then download your choices so that you can highlight passages and make notes right in the book. You only have to scan through a few lists to appreciate the huge selection of public domain texts that...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts