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Banned Books Book Club

While each title has been challenged or banned at some time, each has also received support from teachers and librarians to remain available to students as important literature.
Patty Saenz, M. Ed.
28 total reviews for this teacher
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$18 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 16 weeks
55 minutes per class
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The study of the books in this course will allow students to discover new ideas while being more empathetic and accepting of others. Students will develop speaking and listening skills through participation in discussion and will improve reading comprehension and develop literary analysis skills through independent reading and class discussion.
I have over 30 years of experience in language arts education. While working as a public school educator, I served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist and instructional coach. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and I embrace the opportunity to continue influencing readers and writers. While serving as an instructional specialist, I had the opportunity to successfully defend novel selections for use in the middle school setting. I also participated in Outschool’s Educator Panel Discussion: Banned Books and Best Practices for Teaching Literature. 
1-2 hours per week outside of class for reading assignments 
Students will need access to either a print or digital copy of each of the following: -Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ISBN 13: 978-1451673319 -The Outsiders by SE Hinton ISBN 13: 978-0142407332 -New Kid by Jerry Craft ISBN 13: 978-0062691194 -The Breakaways by Cathy Johnson ISBN 13: 978-1626723573 -The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ISBN 13: 978-0062498533
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Subject matter in these novels includes: peer pressure, rebellion, some delinquent behavior, some violence, sexual identity, racism, police brutality and strong language.


Patty Saenz, M. Ed.Enthusiastic Language Arts Educator
28 total reviews
44 completed classes

About Me

In my classes, I share my love of reading and writing with students. After 30 years as a reading and language arts educator in Texas public schools, I retired while I still loved what I did every day.Throughout those 30 years, I served as a... 
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