We are a group of 7th graders from Colorado who want to practice our writing and communication skills. We are excited to expand the walls of our classroom and collaborate with other classes! Please leave us comments and your blog URL, so we can respond back to you!
This week is Banned Books Week, the week we celebrate the freedom of speech and freedom to read in America.In America, no book can truly be banned due to the First Amendment, but books are constantly challenged -- people ask that certain books not be used in the classroom, that certain books be removed from the library shelf, etc. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to speak out against an idea or a book.
Hi Mrs. Lubich,
As a librarian this is something near and dear to my heart. I think I'll post the display I have and explain it to your students so they can have a little virtual visit to Jamestown's school library.
Your student, Kacie, is a remarkable girl. I am so glad to trade book recommendations with her, and she has visited some of my students as well. I also love her comment (she explained what Rachel's challenge was, who could ever forget Columbine, and it chilled me to the bone) and I am going to share her reply and explanation with my 6th graders. She mentioned to another student she wished she had a voki - is it OK if I have one of my kids contact her with instructions? Also, with writers like her, I want to connect you to a blog I put up for my 8th grade LA teacher if you're interested. Your kids might like it, it's based on PBSs series "This I Believe" and I posted their essay, and their podcast reading it aloud - its at http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=327996
Cecelia Bratton in 8-3 is particularly good, but so is Natalie T in 8-1...
Sorry to prattle on so but thanks again - our students open the world to us in so many ways!
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