*FREEBIE* Banned Books Week Stations Activity *Print & Go Prep*

Looking for a fun way to get your students talking, moving, and collaborating? Look no further!

This Station Activity will get your students moving while introducing them to the content that will learn throughout the unit.

How the Lesson Works:

★ This lesson is made up of six stations that will allow your students to discuss the following topics:

Station 1 - Risk vs. Reward (Close reading about the potential pros and cons of having the ability to challenge books)
Station 2 - Can You Guess (Learning about different books and trying to determine which two books have not been challenged)
Station 3 - Wanted…Dead or Alive (Learning about characters from popular books that have been challenged or banned and creating a wanted poster for that character)
Station 4 - What’s Your Opinion (Close reading about the challenges against “The Hate U Give” and “All American Boys”)
Station 5 - Banned Bios (Creating their own autobiography after learning about previously challenged or banned biographies/memoirs)
Station 6 - Dig A Little Deeper (Choosing a banned book from a list and conducting a little bit of research about the challenges that have been issued against that title)
★ This activity can be completed by individual students or by teams of students with one answer sheet.

★ The stations are designed to be completed in ten to fifteen minutes. The entire lesson will take sixty minutes to complete.

★ Many of the stations involve writing opinions rather than facts, so there is not always necessarily a correct or incorrect answer. I’ve included a sample answer sheet to give you an idea of how students can respond to these prompts.

★ This purchase includes the six station cards, supplemental files for three of the stations, a student answer sheet, and a Notes for Teachers document explaining each station with tips and tricks.

★ All files come in a PDF format.

Required Materials:

★ One of the stations require devices for visiting a webpage on ProCon.org and one of the stations has an optional digital version of the articles that can be used in place of the printed version. Any device with an internet connection will work.


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