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Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books - Previous Revision

NCTE offers advice, helpful documents, and other support at no cost to teachers faced with challenges to literary works, films and videos, drama productions, or teaching methods. 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.    

How to Write a Rationale?
Instructions include what, why, and how to develop a rationale.   Read more . . .

Sample Rationales for The Bridge to Terabithia and The Color Purple.

Rationales for Classroom Texts
An alphabetical list of other rationales on file

Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books CD

  • Volume 1
    An invaluable resource for book selection procedures featuring over 200 rationales.
  • Volume 2 
    Featuring over 100 rationales for teaching popular young adult and classic literature.

Facing a challenge?
Report A Censorship Incident - to report an incident, or call Millie Davis, NCTE Senior Developer, Affiliated Groups and Public Outreach, directly at 800-369-6283 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-369-6283 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-369-6283 FREE begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-369-6283 FREE FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting  end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 3634.  

 

 

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