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9/1-2 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:  What was the character of the Middle and Southern English colonies? 



Objectives:  Students will analyze the character of a middle and a southern colony by reading and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will compare and contrast the middle and southern colonies by completing a jigsaw reading in their groups, answering guiding questions, and completing a venn diagram with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will engage in collaborative discussions about the similarities and differences between the middle and southern colonies by offering and justifying their opinions. 

Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

RH.6-8.22 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source

8/31 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  How do the experiences of immigrants today compare to the immigration stories of the early colonists? 



Objectives:  Students will investigate a current event related to immigration by reading an article, filling out a graphic organizer, and writing a summary with a score of 3/4 or better according to the rubric. 

Students will read an informational text closely to determine how meaning is conveyed. 
Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 1) 10 Minutes:  Current Event Quizizz. Go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter in the code that is on the projector. The class with the highest total questions correct wins a class point. 


Whole Group (Voice Level 0)  5 Minutes: 
Immigration: America's past and present. 

Independen…

8/29-30 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question:  Why did so many families travel to New England? 



Objectives:  Students will analyze the reasons why colonists traveled to New England by reading and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Students will increase their lexiles by reading an Achieve article about the early history of New York, summarize, and complete the activity with a score of at least 75%. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
RH.6-8.7 – Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts. 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Objective form. Write down today's objectives in your own words. What a…

8/25-26 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question:  Why did so many early settlers of Jamestown die? 


Objectives:  Students will be able to analyze the causes of the deaths of many early settlers in Jamestown by reading, annotating, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Students will investigate the colony of Jamestown by reading and extracting evidence with at least 80% accuracy. 

Students will read informational texts on Jamestown closely to determine how meaning is conveyed. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

RH.6-8.22 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determ…

8/24 Wednesday

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Guiding Question:  What issues are surrounding the presidential election? 


Objectives:  Students will investigate a current event related to the election by reading an article, filling out a graphic organizer, and writing a summary with a score of 3/4 or better according to the rubric. 

Students will read an informational text closely to determine how meaning is conveyed. 
Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 1):  Current Event Quizizz. Go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter in the code that is on the projector. The class with the highest total questions correct wins a class point. 


Whole Group (Voice Level 0):  Why is it important to know about the issues surrounding the Presidential election? 
- Introduce article options for today

In…

8/22-23 Monday - Tuesday

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Guiding Question:  What was the experience of the settlers of Jamestown? 


Objectives:  Students will be able to analyze the causes of the deaths of many early settlers in Jamestown by reading, annotating, and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 
Students will be able to increase their lexiles by reading an Achieve article on Jamestown, summarizing, and scoring at least a 75% on the activity. 

Students will read informational texts on Jamestown closely to determine how meaning is conveyed. 
Standards:  CA HSS 8.1 – Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significant to the development of American constitutional democracy.

RH.6-8.22 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and information…