Class Agenda #49 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan”

Opener –  Group Juggle

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #100,000 “Killing In The Name Of” Rage Against The Machine (1992 – 5:14)
    • There is a reason we’re listening to Rage Against The Machine
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • DO NOW- 5 (Min) Write- 
    • If you could ask Jay 1 question about the case, what would it be?
  • Share Out (2)
  • Mini-Lesson
    • SLT- I can analyze evidence in Episode #8 of Serial “The Deal With Jay” 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 Deal With Jay.
  • Friday- Short Writing on The Deal With Jay
  • Class Work-
    • Set up a T Chart
    • Left Side- How does Jay’s story affect Adnan’s Case
    • Right Side- Analyze how the prosecution could use this evidence against Adnan? 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.

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1 thought on “Class Agenda #49 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan”

  1. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “IOC Reforms Would Allow Multiple Countries To Co-Host Olympics”
    Summary- There are several individuals that their favorite hobby is playing sports. Sports are a huge part of the country. Those who play sports are involved in the Summer or the Winter Olympics which usually take place every four years or every two years. In the article “IOC Reforms Would Allow Multiple Countries To Co-Host Olympics” on December 8, 2014 the author Ben Mathis-Lilley indicates that the International Olympics Committee reforms would allow multiple countries to co-host olympics. There has been difficulty in finding a city to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Many have said that building new expensive venues is a waste of resources. The International Olympic Committee has passed “sustainability” reforms which will allow various cities and countries to co-host the games. Prospective hosts would be allowed to propose holding some events in locations where acceptable venues are already available. Several reforms would allow many counties and cities to co-host olympics. Later in time the International Olympic Committee would not have difficulty looking for a venue in which to host the Olympics.


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