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Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books

Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
Argument Writing Prompt for Banned Books
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Teach students about censorship with this free argument writing activity. Students brainstorm potential evidence, counterarguments, and refutations for a claim about a banned book. Use as a stand-alone lesson or culminating assessment after a class reading of a challenged book. Well-known censored books include:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This 5-page resource includes:
-instructions
-the prompt
-think aloud model
-bonus graphic organizer to help students brainstorm and write rationales for challenged books

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