Class Agenda #53 – Grading Each Other and Serial Episode #9

Opener – Rubric

SLT/Grade 4 3 2
SLT- I can analyze evidence in Episode #6 of Serial “The Case Against Adnan” and evaluate its importance.
-Thoroughly analyze both explicit and inferred ideas from texts through interpretation of the author’s meaning and purpose, and author’s choices.
-Constantly refers to sources when appropriate.
-Analyzes both explicit and inferred ideas/information from texts through interpretation of the author’s meaning and purpose.
Constantly refers to sources when appropriate
-Analyzes explicit ideas/information from texts and begins to interpret the author’s meaning and purpose.
-Refers to sources when appropriate.

Round 1- A word that comes to mind for this rubric

  • #515 “She Knows” J Cole (2013 – 4:57 )
  • DO NOW- Read the following Body Paragraphs. Grade them on the Rubric.
  •  There must be constant evidence to convict someone of a crime and there was more than enough for the case regarding the murder of Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed was convicted of the crime starting when the police got a call saying to look at the ex boyfriend, being Adnan, which led to the testimony of Jay. Jays testimony at first seemed contradicting , however there are other witnesses that can testify to his testimony, such as Nisha , who jay said he spoke to and she confirmed it. “Adnan’s story is that he and his cell phone were separated that day.” However Nisha stated adnan had been on the phone with her before he past it to Jay, this contradicts Adnans statement that he did not have his phone that day. Also at the time of the call Adnan was supposedly in school, therefore this call meant that he wasn’t in school, but with Jay.

  •  Adnan Syed had gone to “Cathy’s” house after the supposed murder of ex-girlfriend, Hae Lee. Cathy would say that it was out of the norm for Adnan and Jay to show up at her house, because they were only friends because of a mutual friend. She says that Adnan was acting a bit weird even though he may have been high. He had received a call while there, when he answered he seem worried saying “ What am I going to say? They’re going to come talk to me.” This was a bit suspicious adding on to the suspicion he already had when he is sitting in practically a strangers house after murdering his ex-girlfriend. Adnan Syed had been suspicious, lied, and become defencive over subject that weren’t so important, these could be some factors of his guilt in the case.

    Protocol- Whip Around Your Tables

    • How did you grade the Body Paragraphs and Why?
  • Share Out
  • 10 Min- Class Work-
    • Review your Body Paragraphs. Make any changes based on the rubric.

Continuing Serial

  • Episode #9 “To Be Suspected”
    • Work- Identify pieces of evidence. Analyze how they affect Adnan’s Case.
  •  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you Analyzing 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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