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Banned Books Week and Argument Writing

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Wendy Eckert

on 17 September 2014

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Transcript of Banned Books Week and Argument Writing

Argument Writing
Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, 2014
Draws attention to - the freedom to read what you choose
Censors try to limit the freedom of others to choose what they read, see, or hear
1st Amendment to the Us Constitution
Challenged and Banned Books
Frequently challenges are motivated by the desire to protect children
Banning/challenging books removes materials from schools or libraries, thus restricting them from others
What is Banned Books Week?
1st Amendment guarantees that each of us has the right to express our views, including opinions about books.
Parents have the right - and the responsibility - to guide their own children's reading, that right does not extend to other people's children.
Protect Your Right to Read
Banning is the removal of materials which have been challenged and deemed inappropriate or offensive.
Banned Books
Support your local schools and libraries
Participate in Banned Books Week
Virtual Read Out: You Tube videos
Challenge Censorship
Argument Writing & Speaking
PCK is considering banning a book from the school library. Argue that the school should or should not keep the book you have been assigned in circulation.
Specific writing instruction will be given.
Challenged Books
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Introduce claims, acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically
Support claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence
Establish and maintain a formal style
Provide a concluding statement that follows from and supports the argument presented
A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. Challenges are an attempt to remove materials from the curriculum or library; thereby restricting the access of others.
Banned Books That Shaped America
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Call of the Wild
Fahrenheit 451
Gone With the Wind
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
Where the Wild Things Are
Captain Underpants
2013 Trailer - Still Impressive!
You should know the difference between challenged and banned books.
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