Class Agenda #33 – Evaluating the Evidence, Half Day Edition

Opener – Group Juggle

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK, YOUR “ALIBI” TEXT.
  • #446 “Pressure Drop” Toots and The Maytals(1968 – 2:56) 
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • 3 (Min) Write- Self Reflect- What can I do better in The Group Juggle?
  • Share Out (2)
  • 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.”
    • SLT- I can utilize our “Accountable Talk Anchor Chart” in discussions with my peers.
    • SLT- I can work in groups to use the “Final Word” Protocol in discussion of “Alibi”
    • I can collaborate with my peers to Evaluate the Evidence in Adnan’s Case.

Mini-Lesson: 5 Minutes

  • Review the Final Word Protocol
    • The Role of the Facilitator
      • It’s NOT a back and forth discussion. Sharer has the floor.
      • Make sure you ask sharer to include page #’s if they don’t naturally.

Whole Class: 5 Minutes

    1. Share out what we evaluated to be the best evidence and Page #
    2. Share out the best evidence that MOST Counters your claim and Page #.

Group Discussions and Synthesis (15 Minutes) Full Class!

  1. Using “The Final Word Protocol”
  2. (15 Seconds) First Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as the Most Critical to piece of evidence and why?
  3. (15 Seconds) Second Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as another crucial piece of evidence and why?
  4. (15 Seconds) Third Round- Evaluate which piece of evidence MOST Counters your claim and explain why.

Group Synthesis- Use a Large Piece of Paper to Evaluate (rank) the evidence from your Groups’ case for or against Adnan.

 Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- evaluate the Final Word Protocol as a discussion tool?


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


3 thoughts on “Class Agenda #33 – Evaluating the Evidence, Half Day Edition

  1. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “Keira Knightley Answers Fan Letter Way Too Quickly”
    Summary- Many individuals have their own favorite artist or any famous person they look up to. If one day one meets their favorite artist or singer it may seem as if one is dreaming and unbelievable. In the article “Keira Knightley Answers Fan Letter Way Too Quickly” Tom Hayes from Fort Wayne, Indiana, a local computer programmer and a fan of Keira Knightley indicates that on March of the year 2011 he had sent the famous English film actress and model a letter stating that he would love for her to send him a response and her autograph. He was surprised to see that she had responded way too quick. Tom Hayes sent the letter by regular mail all the way to London. However, since he received a quick reply from Keira he assumed that once she got his letter she immediately responded to it. Later in time, Tom Hayes received way too many things from her and that caused the adoration towards the actress to diminish considerably.

  2. fatoumata

    Summary; Keira Knightley Answers Fan Letter Way Too Quickly
    keira answers fans letter too quickly, because Hayes wrote that she was a big fan and only wanted autograph.

  3. Machiami Kamara

    Article: Keira Knightley Answers Fan Letter Way Too Quickly

    Summary: A fan of Keira Knightley named Tom Hayes sends a letter with a picture of her stating he wanted an autograph. After thinking he would get a response in weeks, surprisingly he got mail back from her in four days! Thinking it was too good to be true he opened the mail and realized that he received a 12-page handwritten document, a signed color photograph of her much larger than the black-and-white portrait of the actress he had sent, a variety of English candies, another photograph of a smiling Knightley holding Hayes’ letter, and a few small handmade pencil drawings, presumably of the movie star’s pets. Weird, right?


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