Class Agenda #50 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Deal With Jay”

Opener –  1 Word to Describe Adnan’s Lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez 

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #99,999 “Know Your Enemy” Rage Against The Machine (1992 – 4:55)
    • There is a reason we’re listening to Rage Against The Machine
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • DO NOW- 5 (Min) Write- 
    • Summarize the Analysis of Jim Trainum in the episode “The Deal With Jay” PAGES 10-14 of your transcript.
  • Share Out (2)
  • Mini-Lesson
    • What are the key findings of Jim Trainum’s analysis from pages 10-14?
    • Work in groups to summarize the key points.
    • How does this affect Adnan?

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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