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Against Banning Books | Teen Opinion Essay | Teen Ink

This article states about how the books The Catcher in the Rye, The Scarlet Letter, Huckleberry Finn, Harry Potter, The Diary of Anne Frank, Animal Farm, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Da Vinci Code and The Grapes of Wrath have all been banned from public and school libraries. These books are literary classics that have been large portions of learning to the education of many students over the past couple decades. The books listed above have been claimed to be banned because of racial slurs, sexual references, supposed witchcraft promotion, and religious intolerance. I believe that no book should be banned in any way once or ever because every book has a reader. For someone to destroy such literature and novels that have so much hard time and writing put into them is just wrong. All though I believe that books should not be banned I can also see why some parents or government officials might be all for the banning of books, some literature out there is just to in depth and almost considered perverted and disgusting. From this factual information I completely see why some parents would want to ban books because of coarse they wouldn't want their children reading such foul information and stories at such a young age. The banning of books is one controversy that I think will never come to an official end.


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Andrew Hartstein's comment, October 30, 2012 12:08 PM
I agree, no books should be banned. It is wrong to the author, and the readers too. For others to try and control what information you can expose yourself to is wrong.
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I Am Scout

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To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It’s also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Character Map

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Explain why Atticus would continue to live in Maycomb knowing its potential harmful affect.

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Harper Lee: Hey, Boo - About the Documentary | American Masters | PBS

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One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the first and only novel by a young woman named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that she wanted to be South Alabama’s Jane Austen.


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Eleanor Roosevelt's letter to Walter White detailing the First Lady's lobbying efforts for federal action against lynchings, 19 March 1936

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The 12 Most Basic Character Building Blocks

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Everybody remembers Atticus Finch from  To Kill A Mockingbird . Why? He was a well-rounded character with an established background. His attitudes, morals, and ethics were clear.

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Sample ELA 9th Grade Units: To Kill a Mockingbird | Institute for Learning

Teachers need rich instructional tools.

 

To fill this need, the IFL has developed a set of model units K-12 in the four core content areas that illustrate how research-based content and pedagogical routines can transform instruction and raise student achievement.

 

These units suggest teaching progressions and routines that assure a focus on what specific content needs to be taught and how it should be learned.

 

Model units include suggested texts, tasks, and teaching routines and guidance, as well as supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.


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5 Timeless Empathy-Building Books and Movies

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When we launched StartEmpathy.org at the beginning of last month, we asked you and your fellow readers to contribute some of your favorite empathy-building books and movies. We’ve boiled your suggestions and our favorites down to this list of five, so before you head to the beach with the family, pick up some of these classics. And don’t forget that reading is only part of the equation. Ask your child—and yourself—questions about what you’re reading. Don’t just consume a text: engage with it. 

 

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee...

2. The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes...

3. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett..

4. Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell ...


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60second Recap® Video Notes. Everything you need to wow your English teacher!

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Video summary notes for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Letter, and more!

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To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Guided KWL Activity

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FREE - To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Guided KWL Anticipatory Activity

This is a great introduction to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. This activity is fun for the students & gets them interested in the book right away.

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Free download for introducing TKaM.

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Frontload Your Lessons with Social Media | Mark Brumley

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At a recent education conference I learned a simple yet powerful strategy…frontload your lessons with social media. Here’s how it works.

 

First of all, you need some way for your students to communicate online (or via texting). So, I’m focusing on students who are older than elementary school but use your own judgment how far down you can take this. If you don’t have a way for students to communicate, there are numerous options that don’t involve any sign up.

 

For example, you can use TodaysMeet to setup a Twitter-like environment in which students communicate. Or try TypeWith.Me where you can create a real-time collaborative document. Of course if you have a Moodle site, wiki or any other collaborative tool…use it.

 

Next, introduce a topic that will be discussed the next day and assign an online discussion as homework. For example, this could be a discussion about the next chapter of a book or even how to prove a geometric theorem. How you determine groups will be dependent on the tool you use. The entire class can get in on a message board discussion such as Moodle. TypeWith.Me and TodaysMeet might be better for smaller groups. If you are using texting (by the way, students won’t believe that their homework is to text) then assign partners. Keep the instructions simple at first.

 

Here’s an example assignment:

Go to this URL and have an online discussion. Your topic is symbolism in “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

The topic that always comes up is what to do about chat-speak and other bad online grammar. The interesting thing is, if you make this assignment a regular event, the grammar starts taking care of itself. Older students start self-policing. So, try this without making any rules about grammar and see what happens. After a few weeks it should start getting better. You can always add a “use good grammar” rule if necessary.

 

Finally, you need to assess whether or not the classroom discussions are more meaningful with the frontloading the night before. This takes time so give it a good test run. When the frontloading becomes a habit it becomes an extension of the lesson before it even happens.

 

This concept may seem simple but the results I have seen are amazing. Students come to class ready to have thoughtful discussions and are eager to share their online interactions. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


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Sample ELA 9th Grade Units: To Kill a Mockingbird | Institute for Learning

Teachers need rich instructional tools.

 

To fill this need, the IFL has developed a set of model units K-12 in the four core content areas that illustrate how research-based content and pedagogical routines can transform instruction and raise student achievement.

 

These units suggest teaching progressions and routines that assure a focus on what specific content needs to be taught and how it should be learned.

 

Model units include suggested texts, tasks, and teaching routines and guidance, as well as supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.


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50 Years Later, 'Mockingbird' Remains Relevant : NPR

To mark the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird," host Scott Simon speaks with author James McBride about how the classic American novel influenced his life and writing career.

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The American Novel . Literary Timeline . Novels . TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | PBS

The American Novel . Literary Timeline . Novels . TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | PBS | To Kill a Mockingbird | Scoop.it

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50 Years of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

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Resources for teaching Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," in honor of the novel's 50th anniversary.

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To Kill a Mockingbird - In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, what are Atticus Finch's methods of resistance and are they effective?

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To Kill A Mockingbird- Atticus' Words of Wisdom

This is my 10th grade english project on the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Enjoy!

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To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes

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Quotes from the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.

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Overview - To Kill A Mockingbird - Lesson Plan | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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This resource guides students on a journey through the Depression Era in the 1930s.
Also deals with "racism, compassion, and tolerance" in the novel and provides insight into "the history of African Americans in the South."


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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:44 PM

Not a place a HS would look for a TKM lesson - you will not find deep literary analysis, but it does include key background materials in different media and activities that require students to think critically about book themes.  Support this with reviews (from the period) and contemporary readings about the place of this book in the literary canon.  And Schmoop.com has some surprisingly good material.  

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – Going Against the Grain

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic novel about how Atticus Finch, a lawyer, defends a black man in an extremely racist town of the Deep South in the 1930s.
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Lessons in Manliness from Atticus Finch

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When it comes to manly characters in literature, my thoughts always return to one man: Atticus Finch. Perhaps this character from To Kill a Mockingbird seems like an unusual choice. A gentleman in a three piece suit.

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Get It Free -To Kill A Mockingbird Audio Book

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The "To Kill a Mockingbird" audiobook is actually the timeless anti-racism novel, the drama about the Great Depression, a stylish tale about the South customs as well as customs. The plot centers about a attorney which defends a black man falsely accused with raping a lady which is not of colour. The account displayed throughout To Kill a Mockingbird mp3 audiobook puts within great contrast the thinking as well as irrationality of adults compared to children (the two small kids of the attorney being the people whose eyes view the events). This is much more than a basic narrative - it is the entertaining display of bias, hypocrisy as well as abuse manifesting in the Southern during the '30s.


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Emma King's curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:51 AM

I Scooped this site as I thought it was an interesting way of incorporating ICT into the English Classroom. If students in my English classroom were studying a text such as To Kill A Mockingbird, I would like to know their opinions on the different forms of communicating such a text. I would share this resource with them, and then ask: How did hearing the characters voices in the audio recording, change the way you had firstly imagined the character to appear? What form of communication do you find most engaging? This would then help to enhance my future teaching practice for this particular class by observing how students best take in information.

Brian Lee's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:22 PM

Very good book

Sarah Jane's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:55 PM

i am very interested in this book .