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Can I teach that? : negotiating taboo language and controversial topics in the language arts classroom

Author: Suzanne Linder; Elizabeth Majerus
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
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"Can I Teach That? is a collection of stories, strategies, advice, and documents for teachers who are using or planning to use materials or implement policies they know may be controversial. It is for any teacher dedicated to engaging their students in the complex, challenging, and rewarding activities of reading and writing - for any teacher committed to speaking honestly with students."--Back cover.
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Can I teach that?
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016018091
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Linder; Elizabeth Majerus
ISBN: 9781475814767 1475814763 9781475814774 1475814771
OCLC Number: 943646140
Description: xiii, 153 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Don't shy away from books about tough issues / Jabari Asim --
Teaching the Banned Books Project / Stephen E. Rayburn --
A true war story : addressing the real obscenities / Suzanne Linder --
Creative profanity : strong language in student work / Elizabeth Majerus --
Defending Arnold's spirit : battling a big book challenge in a small town / Amy Collins --
Challenging homophobic and heteronormative language : queering The merchant of Venice / Stephanie Ann Shelton --
From canon to "pornography" : common core and the backlash against multicultural literature / Loretta M. Gaffney --
The fine art of defusing an N-bomb : the challenges of navigating racially charged language in the (majority white) African American literature classroom / Matt Mitchell --
Too close to dead : addressing racist language head-on in the African American ELA classroom / Jalisa Bates --
Libraries unfiltered : increase access, grow the whole child / Frances Jacobson Harris and Amy L. Atkinson --
Appendix A: Telling your own true war story assignment / Suzanne Linder --
Appendix B: Materials selection policy : University Laboratory High School English Department, Urbana, Illinois --
Appendix C: A list of resources and case law for book challenges / Amy Collins --
Appendix D: Sample questions to begin queer examinations of the Merchant of Venice / Stephanie Ann Shelton --
Appendix E: Poetry reading assignment / Matt Mitchell.
Responsibility: edited by Suzanne Linder and Elizabeth Majerus.

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