Monthly Archives: November 2014

Class Agenda #44 – Thanksgiving Reflections

Opener –  

  • Round 1- A word that comes to mind
  • Round 2- Why does the artist’s representation make you think this word?
  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #506 “Bright Lights Bigger City” Cee-Lo Green (2013 – 3:38)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework

Opening Prompt- Cyrus Style Prompt (20 Min)

  • Step 1- Create a List of Things that You’re ThankFull For. Make a goal of at least 5.
  • Step 2- Explain each thing that you’re thankful for in your own words.
  • Step 3- Analyze each things importance in the grand picture of life.

Example-

Step 1- List- Pizza, Wife, Kids this year (Classes and Team), ELA Department, Lomuscio, Putting Butter in The Coffee, Home Friends, College Friends, Adult Friends, Cats- Walter and Holly, Noodle Cart

Step 2- I am thankful for the delicious new technique of putting butter in my coffee and blending it up.

Step 3- Not only is this a rich and beautiful way to start my day, but I’m also losing weight because if it.

  • Final Word Protocol For Class-
    • Based on What you’re thankful for.
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

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Class Agenda #43 – Analyzing the Evidence, “Route Talk”

Opener –  

  • Round 1- A word that comes to mind
  • Round 2- Why does the artist’s representation make you think this word?
  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #505 “I’m Not The Only One” Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky (2014 – 3:42)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • 3 (Min) Write- Of the evidence yesterday, write 1 way the prosection used it against Adnan?
  • Share Out (2)
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can analyze evidence in Episode #5 of Serial “Route Talk” and evaluate its importance.
  • Analyzing is a two step process.
    • Step 1- Restate the evidence in your own words. If there is a quote, restate the quote in your own words. If it is an interpretation of a passage or graph, restate the interpretation in your own words.
  • Step 2- Explain how the evidence links to or supports your argument.
    • Some would say this is the most important part.

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #5 “Route Talk”

  • Class Work-
    • Set up a T Chart
    • Left Side- What is the mounting evidence for Adnan’s Guilt? Describe it.
    • Right Side- Analyze how the prosecution could use this evidence against him? Analyze it.
      • Put the evidence in your own words
      • Explain how or link to how the evidence proves Adnan’s guilt or innocence.
  • CFU #1- Turn and Talk
    • What is the significance of one of your pieces of evidence?
  • Final Word Protocol For Class-
    • Based on “Route Talk” do you think Adnan is innocent or guilty? Find a direct quote from the text to share as your defense.
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

Class Agenda #42 – Evaluating the Evidence, “Route Talk”

Opener –  

1 word to describe what you feel about the picture or what this picture makes you think.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • Share Out (2)
  • 3 (Min) Write- What’s the greatest piece of evidence against Adnan’s innocence? Explain.
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • #504 “Doo Wap” Lauryn Hill(1998 – 4:01) 
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #5 of Serial “Route Talk” and evaluate its importance.
  • We’ve been focused on Evaluating the personal evidence concerning Adnan.
  • Today we begin focusing the consistency of the evidence against him.
  • What does it mean to be “inconsistent.”

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #5 “Route Talk”

  • Class Work-
    • Set up a T Chart
    • Left Side- What is the mounting evidence for Adnan’s Guilt? Describe it.
    • Right Side- Explain how the prosecution could use this evidence against him? Analyze it.
  • CFU #1- Turn and Talk
    • What is the significance of one of your pieces of evidence?
  • Final Word Protocol For Class-
    • Based on “Route Talk” do you think Adnan is innocent or guilty? Find a direct quote from the text to share as your defense.
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

Class Agenda #41 – Evaluating the Evidence, “Inconstancies”

Opener –  

1 word to describe what you feel about the picture or what this picture makes you think.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • Share Out (2)
  • 3 (Min) Write- Do you buy Adnan’s jealousy as a motive for murder? Explain.
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • #120 “I Want You Back” The Jackson 5 (1973 – 3:01) 
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #3 of Serial “Inconsistencies” and evaluate its importance.
  • We’ve been focused on Evaluating the personal evidence concerning Adnan.
  • Today we begin focusing the consistency of the evidence against him.
  • What does it mean to be “inconsistent.”

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #4 “Inconsistencies”

  • CFU #1- Turn and Talk
    • What is the key piece of information that Jay offers the police and how does it affect Adnan?
  • CFU #2 Whole Class and Stop and Jot-
    • Describe Jay and Adnan’s relationship.
  • CFU #3 – Stop and Jot
    • Who is Stephanie and how does she fit in to this story?
  • Final Word Protocol For Class-
    • Based on “Inconsistencies” do you think Adnan is innocent or guilty? Find a direct quote from the text to share as your defense.
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

Class Agenda #40 – Evaluating the Evidence, “Inconstancies”Who

Opener –  

1 word to describe what you feel about the picture or what this picture makes you think.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • Share Out (2)
  • 3 (Min) Write- Elaborate- How do you feel about “inconsistency?” and why?
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • #174 “Paint It Black” The Rolling Stones (1966 – 3:44) 
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #3 of Serial “Leakin Park” and evaluate its importance.
  • We’ve been focused on Evaluating the personal evidence concerning Adnan.
  • Today we begin focusing the consistency of the evidence against him.
  • What does it mean to be “inconsistent.”

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #4 “Inconsistencies”

  • CFU #1- Stop and Jot
    • What is the significance of the Memo to Detective Ritz?
    • The call to detective Massey?
    • The second call?
  • What is the significance of the Conversation with Yassir Ali and the Detectives?
  • CFU#2- WHOLE CLASS then Stop and Jot
    • Why does Adnan’s Cell Phone Records crack the case for the detectives?
      • Who is Jennifer Pusateri?
      • Why does Sara refer to the interview with Jen as “The Heart of The Thing?
        • Evaluate the key pieces of evidence that Jen is sharing.
  • CFU #3- Turn and Talk
    • What is the key piece of information that Jay offers the police and how does it affect Adnan?
  • CFU #4 Whole Class and Stop and Jot-
    • Describe Jay and Adnan’s relationship.
  • CFU #5 – Stop and Jot
    • Who is Stephanie and how does she fit in to this story?
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

Class Agenda #39 – Is Mr. S a viable suspect?

Opener – Based on our reading from yesterday, do you feel that Mr. S could be a viable murder suspect?

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • 8 (Min) Write- Elaborate- Based on our reading from yesterday, do you feel that Mr. S could be a viable murder suspect?
    • Where in the text are you getting your argument from? (Quote, Page #)
  • #143 “Purple Rain” Prince (1984 – 8:42) 
    • Final Word Protocol-
      • Round 1- Based on what we’ve read so far in “Leakin Park” what is the best evidence for Mr. S to be considered a viable murder suspect? (Point to it in the text)
      • Round 2-Based on what we’ve read so far in “Leakin Park” what is the best evidence for Mr. S not to be considered a viable murder suspect? (point to it in the text)

 

  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #3 of Serial “Leakin Park” and evaluate its importance.
  • We’ve been focused on Evaluating the personal evidence concerning Adnan.
  • Today we begin focusing the circumstantial evidence in the case.
  • What does “circumstantial” mean?

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #3 “Leakin Park”

  • CFU#1- WHOLE CLASS then Stop and Jot
    • Evaluate the Evidence against Mr. S. – CEATE A T CHART
      • Why was Mr. S considered a prime suspect.
      • Why did the case against Mr. S not stick?
    • CFU #2 Write Long!
      • Based on the Evidence raised in “Leakin Park”:
        • How did the case for Adnan’s guilt get strengthened?
        • How did the case for Adnan’s innocence get strengthened?

 Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out

Class Agenda #38 – Evaluating the Evidence, “Leakin Park”

Opener – Where’s the last place in NYC where you’d want to be after dark?.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • Share Out (2)
  • 3 (Min) Write- Elaborate- Where’s the last place in NYC where you’d want to be after dark?
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • #502 “Good Day” Nappy Roots (2008 – 4:22) 
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #3 of Serial “Leakin Park” and evaluate its importance.
  • We’ve been focused on Evaluating the personal evidence concerning Adnan.
  • Today we begin focusing the circumstantial evidence in the case.
  • What does “circumstantial” mean?

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #3 “Leakin Park”

  • CFU #1- Turn and Talk
  • CFU#2- WHOLE CLASS then Stop and Jot
    • Evaluate the Evidence against Mr. S. – CEATE A T CHART
      • Why was Mr. S considered a prime suspect.
      • Why did the case against Mr. S not stick?
    • CFU #3 Stop and Jot-
      • Based on the Evidence raised in “Leakin Park”:
        • How did the case for Adnan’s guilt get strengthened?
        • How did the case for Adnan’s inocence get strengthened?
      • Final Word Protocol

 Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you evaluating evidence to identify counter claims?

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.

Share Out