Monthly Archives: October 2014

Class Agenda #29 – Using the term – EVALUATE

Opener – What is something that you “evaluated” from the end of class yesterday, to now.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK and YOUR “ALIBI” TEXT.
  • #225 “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” Muddy Waters (1954)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • 5 (Min) Write- Journal- what did you evaluate? Write it out.
  • Share Out
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT I- I can use precise language in my claims, discussions and explanations of “Alibi”
    • SLT II- I can evaluate how Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affected his case.
    • SLT III- I can evaluate how people involved in Adnan’s case use precise language in their accounts.
    • SLT- I can correctly use the word “evaluate.”

Remember- When you see the word “evaluate” think “ranking.”

  • Today in Class-.
  • Continue “Alibi”
  • Use your Transcript to evaluate the following discussion questions:
  1. Evaluate The State’s case against Adnan (P. 4-5).
  2. Evaluate Jay’s interview with the detective. (P6-9)
  3. Evaluate Sara’s Interview with Adnan (9-11)
  4. Evaluate the Asia McClean’s role in this case. (15-17)
  5. Evaluate Adnan’s Timeline

Homework- 

Prompt- Now that you’ve evaluated pieces of Adnan’s case, do you think he deserves another trial. Use Specific Evidence from “Alibi” to support your claim.

This should be at least 1 page.

  •  Closing Circle – Whip around, How is Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affecting his case?

 

Class Agenda #28 – Using the term – EVALUATE

Opener – What does the word “evaluate mean” or what is something you evaluate?

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK and YOUR “ALIBI” TEXT.
  • #221 “Walk On The Wild Side” Lou Reed (1972)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • 5 (Min) Write- Journal- Write out the word evaluate and… evlauate it. What does it mean to evaluate something? What are some examples of evlauations you’ve made.
  • Share Out
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT I- I can use precise language in my claims, discussions and explanations of “Alibi”
    • SLT II- I can evaluate how Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affected his case.
    • SLT III- I can evaluate how people involved in Adnan’s case use precise language in their accounts.
    • SLT- I can correctly use the word “evaluate.”
  • Evaluate-to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of…
  • Going back to those boys on Page 2- Evaluate their language.
  • Use your Transcript to evaluate the following discussion questions:
  1. Evaluate The State’s case against Adnan (P. 4-5).
  2. Evaluate Jay’s interview with the detective. (P6-9)

Continue Read Aloud-

EXIT TICKET- Before we Closing Circle

  • Evaluate Sara’s interview with Adnan.
  • Answer in complete sentences.
  •  Closing Circle – Whip around, How is Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affecting his case?

Homework- Practice note taking by reading articles from the #validus. Work on Cornell Notes in your notebook.

Add the Summary at the end of your notes.

Bonus for the Brave- Summarize your article in the Comments section.

Be Precise in your language.

Class Agenda #27 – Precise Language in “Alibi” from The Serial Podcast

Opener – Think back to where you were from 2:44-3:06 on Monday, September 15? Who could be your alibi for this time spent?

  • Review Changes- Opening/Closing Circle, Leave Your Notebooks.
  • #204 “Try A Little Tenderness” Otis Redding (1966)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • 3 (Min) Write- Journal- Who is your alibi from 2:44-3:06 on Monday September 15, 2014? Be precise explaining why this person is your %100 alibi.
  • Share Out
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT I- I can use precise language in my claims, discussions and explanations of “Alibi”
    • SLT II- I can evaluate how Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affected his case.
    • SLT III- I can evaluate how people involved in Adnan’s case use precise language in their accounts.

Let’s look at page 2 of our transcript: Transcript

Sara Koenig is asking 3 boys of their whereabouts last week.

Evaluate- Evaluate (in writing) the credibility of these boys’ accounts based on the precision of their words.

Whole Class- Review the first 3 pages of the text- Consider what we know about our main characters:

  • Hae
  • Adnan
  • Jay

For each, point to an exact line in the text where you’re getting your info from.

Continue Read Aloud-

EXIT TICKET- Before we Closing Circle

  • How is Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affecting his case?
  • Answer in complete sentences.
  •  Closing Circle – Whip around, How is Adnan Syed’s use of precise language affecting his case?

Homework- Practice note taking by reading articles from the #validus. Work on Cornell Notes in your notebook.

Add the Summary at the end of your notes.

Bonus for the Brave- Summarize your article in the Comments section.

Be Precise in your language.