Monthly Archives: December 2014

Class Agenda #52 – Analyzing the Evidence, “Me and Those Dreamy Eyes of Mine”

Opener – “Paradox” Definition- a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. 

One word that comes to mind when you hear the word “Paradox” or an example.

Part II- Watch the following Paradox

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #512 “Me and Those Dreamy Eyes of Mine” D’Angelo (1996 – 4:23)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • DO NOW- 5 (Min) Write- Analyze the Twin Paradox.
    • Explain it in your own words
    • How is this a paradox? or how is this connected to life or the greater world?
  • Share Out – Tables then Aloud

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #6 “To Be Suspected”

  • Read Aloud-
  • Make a Copy of this Transcript for yourself.
  • Adjust the “sharing” settings so that this copy is your own.
  • Class Work-
    • Set up a T Chart
    • Left Side- How do Adnan’s actions affect the case against him.
    • 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 “To Be Suspected” 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?

Homework- 

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

Class Agenda #51 – Analyzing the Evidence, Santaria

Opener – “Paradox” Definition- a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. 

One word that comes to mind when you hear the word “Paradox” or an example.

Part II- Watch the following Paradox

  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) 
  • #511 “Santaria” Sublime (1996 – 3:06)
  • Notebooks, Seats, Writing Utensil
  • DO NOW- 5 (Min) Write- Analyze the Grandfather Paragraph.
    • Explain it in your own words
    • How is this a paradox? or how is this connected to
  • Share Out – Tables then Aloud

Read Aloud- Serial Podcast Episode #6 “The Case Against Adnan”

  • 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 “The Deal With Jay and To Be Suspected” 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?

Homework- 

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

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?

Homework- 

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

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?

Homework- 

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

Class Agenda #48 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan” Discussion

Opener –  

  • Round 1- A word that comes to mind
  • Get out a computer – Finish yesterday’s group work
  • #511 “Can We Talk” Tevin Campbell (1993 – 4:45 )
  • 15 Minutes- Group Discussions and Synthesis (10 Minutes)
  1. Using “The Final Word Protocol”
  2. First Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as the Most Critical to piece of evidence and The Analysis?
  3. Second Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as another crucial piece of evidence and The Analysis?

Group Synthesis- Use a Large Piece of Paper to Evaluate (rank) the evidence from your Groups’ case for or against Adnan.

  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you Analyzing evidence to identify counter claims?

Homework- 

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

Class Agenda #48 – Analyzing the Evidence, “The Case Against Adnan” Discussion

Opener –  

  • Round 1- A word that comes to mind
  • Get out your NOTEBOOK (Can Be Digital) DON’T NEEEEEEEEED a computer.
  • #510 “About To Die” The Dirty Projectors (2011 – 4:01 )
  • 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
  • Review Analysis, Individual Time and Group Time
    • SLT- I can work in small groups to 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.

PROMPT- After hearing “The Case Against Adnan,” how did the Prosecution and Jury Convict him?

  • Evaluate the best pieces of evidence that helped convict Adnan. (Left Side of Your T)
  • Analyze why this evidence worked.

Individual Work (10 Min)- Preparing for your discussion-

    1. Evaluate the evidence- in your T CHART
      • Evaluate (rank) the evidence from Most Critical to Least.
      • Evaluate which piece of evidence MOST Counters your claim.
      • Explain why.
    2. LOCATE THE PASSAGES IN THE STORY (command F)
    3. Make sure your Analysis (The Right Side) is precise and accurate.

Group Discussions and Synthesis (10 Minutes)

  1. Using “The Final Word Protocol”
  2. First Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as the Most Critical to piece of evidence and The Analysis?
  3. Second Round- What would you Evaluate (rank) as another crucial piece of evidence and The Analysis?

Group Synthesis (15 Minutes)- Use a Large Piece of Paper to Evaluate (rank) the evidence from your Groups’ case for or against Adnan.

What w’ve done this week:

  • 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?
  1.  Exit Ticket- Self Reflect- How comfortable are you Analyzing evidence to identify counter claims?

Homework- 

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

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?

Homework- 

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