NCTE’s Anti-Censorship efforts are currently only funded to provide a public service to members and nonmembers when they are facing challenges to literary works, films, and videos.
What is a Rationale?
A rationale is the articulation of the reasons for using a particular literary work, film, or teaching method. Minimally, a rationale should include:
- a bibliographic citation and the intended audience
- a brief summary of the work and its educational significance
- the purposes of using the work and how it will be used
- potential problems with the work and how these can be handled
- alternative works an individual student might read or view
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SLATE STARTER SHEET: Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books
This 1994 Starter Sheet was designed to help teachers and English language arts departments to develop rationales.
Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books CD, Volume 1
An invaluable resource for book selection procedures featuring over 200 rationales.
Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books CD, Volume 2
Featuring over 100 rationales for teaching popular young adult and classic literature.