Realistic (fiction), 1,751 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 890L
Multilevel Book also available in levels S and V
When the Sergeant Rotten Teeth series disappears from the school library, school newspaper reporter Noni takes it upon herself to consider freedom of speech and how it should impact the decision to restore or permanently remove the series. Noni and the Book Ban invites students to consider the implications of free speech through a relatable and entertaining text. The book can also be used to practice analyzing characters and retelling. The book and lesson are also available for levels S and V.
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Retell to understand text
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Identify and use compound words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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