Class Agenda #47 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan”

Opener –  

  • Round 1- A word that comes to mind
  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #509 “Uptown Funk” Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars (2014 – 4:31 )
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • 5 (Min) Write- Analyze the cartoon. 
    • Step 1- Explain it in your own words
    • Step 2- What specific detail from the cartoon made you say your word about it?
  • Share Out (2)
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can analyze evidence in Episode #6 of Serial “The Case Against Adnan” 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 #6 “The Case Against Adnan”

The Week Ahead-

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- Listen to episode. Prepare Discussion of Evidence Against Adnan.
  • Thursday- Final Word Protocol Analyzing the Case Against Adnan.
  • Friday- Short Writing on the Case Against Adnan
  • 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.
  • CFUs- 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


1 thought on “Class Agenda #47 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan”

  1. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions of Workers Behind on Bills”
    Summary- For many people their life is vigorous, but for many other individuals their life is full of struggles and challenges. In the article “Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions of Workers Behind on Bills” on December 3, 2014 the author Patricia Cohen speaks about a family who indicates that the it is not the bills that are causing trouble in their lives but the paychecks that they receive. The different changes of jobs has caused an unsteady income. It is indicated that not only is it a problem for the Vories family but it is a feature of life for millions of workers. Although the Vories family received benefits at one point it was still not good enough to pay off all the bills they had. Within time the Vories family was taken away the benefits of receiving help, that caused a great problem in their lives. In addition, the availability of full-time work has shrunk and when one receives extra money many decided to spent more. For many years, the rate of jobs, including full-time jobs has reduced causing many individuals and families to have economic problems in their daily lives including being behind on bills.


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