Class Agenda #35 – Evaluating the Evidence, Half Day Edition

Opener – How would you describe a typical High School BreakUP!!? Try to limit yourself to 10 words in share.

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • Share Out (2)
  • 3 (Min) Write- Use preciese langauge to describe a “typical high school BREAK UP.”
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil, Homework
  • #501 “All My Life” K-Ci & JoJo (1997 – 5:31) AGAIN!!!!
  • 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”
    • SLT- I can collaborate with my peers to Evaluate the Evidence in Adnan’s Case.
    • SLT- I can identify evidence in Episode #2 of Serial “The Breakup” and evaluate it’s importance.
  • Last week we focused on Evaluating Evidence.
  • Based on the evidence we made a claim concerning Adnan’s innocence or guilt.
  • If a lawyer went to trial based on what we heard, what type of lawyer would they be?

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #2 “The Breakup”

    • CFU #3 Stop and Jot-
      • Evaluate the evidence so far based on “The Breakup” looking for counter claims first.
        • Which evidence most disproves your thinking and why? Be precise with your language.
    • Final Word Protocol at your tables. (30 seconds/shared)
      • ROUND 1- Share Out Your COUNTER CLAIM.
      • ROUND 2- Find a place in the text that strengthened your stance on Adnan’s innocence or guilt.

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


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 #35 – Evaluating the Evidence, Half Day Edition

  1. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “How Rebounds Work”
    Summary- Basketball is a sport that has been played for many years. There are several concepts that makes basketball a unique sport, In the article “How Rebound Works” the author Kirk Goldsberry gives an explanation and information about how rebound works. In addition, advanced tracking and data provided has helped several individuals know which NBA players are the fastest, which pass the most, how much they dribble and where. It is indicated that longer shots elicit longer rebounds. A tracking system enables one to visualize the distance effect. Long-range shots occur when players are more spread out and there are fewer potential rebounders near the basket. Rebound locations are also impacted by the direction in which an individual shoots. Rebounds also occur at random. Rebounds can greatly affect the score on a basketball game in the NBA league.

  2. Machiami Kamara

    Article:”How Rebounds Work”

    Summary: Basketball. The sport in which many concepts need to be learned in order to master it. One concept presented in the article called “ How Rebounds Work”, are of course, rebounds. The showing of when to make a great rebound are all presented in this article. Like how, the distance and location matter the most. One may not see basketball as a fun sport, but this article shows that basketball is more than just shooting a ball into a basket.

  3. Erick Leon

    The article: “How Rebounds Work”

    Basketball is one of the most seen sport around the world and it is most common. It is possibly one of the most played sport in the world. In the article, “How Rebound Works” the author Kirk Goldsberry explains the importance and an explanation of how rebounds work. The tracking system provides data that helps many people tell what NBA players are the fastest and what kind of techniques they can properly use such as dribbling and passing. Rebounds are impacted by the direction when someone shoots and plus most rebounds are random. In addition, rebounds can have a high affect on a basketball game.


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