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?


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


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

  1. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “Alarming NASA Images Shows Why You Should Care About California’s Drought Crisis”
    Summary- Geography has greatly impacted society and many other things. In the article “Alarming NASA Images Shows Why You Should Care About California’s Drought Crisis” on October 3, 2014 the author Jordan Valinsky describes a drought in California including the disappearance of groundwater and its impact on gravitational field through the images captured by a satellite. The change in climate is part of the reason for the drought in California. It has been locked in an extreme drought for the past three years and its effects are devastating. There are water restrictions, massive wildfires, and also brutal damages to its agricultural livelihood. However, many have attempted to gain more water and therefore have decided to apply a new order. Some towns in California enacted a $500 per day fine for those caught watering their lawn, washing cars or even turning on their outdoor fountain. The drought in has been impacting the state of California.

  2. Machiami Kamara

    Article: Buffalo photographer captures massive snowfall from the sky

    Summary: Soaring high over Buffalo, New York, Derek Gee photographs the intense snowfall Buffalo experienced. His photos captured a Buffalo-area resident digging a path out from his or her home, a handful of trucks that remain stranded on Interstate 90, rows of cars buried at a dealership, houses that look like igloos and a very snow-covered Ralph Wilson Stadium. Communities just south of Buffalo, are barely beginning to recover after a deadly blitz of more than 5 feet of snow fell like a smart bomb, with pinpoint accuracy, on Tuesday into Wednesday. Not only are they quarantined by snow that fell already, but it seems that there will be more on the way. How will they get through this?


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