8/17 Wednesday

Guiding Question: 
What is going on in the world around us? 

Objectives: 
Students will investigate a current event of their choice 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

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 stay informed about what is going on in the world around us? 

- Introduce NewsELA
- Introduce graphic organizer


Independent (Voice Level 0): 
Go to NewsELA and log in with the username "COMACobb" and the password "history". 

For today's introduction to writing about current events you may choose any article that you like. For future current event assignments, we will have a theme and you will have to choose between 4-5 articles. 

Fill out the graphic organizer and write your summary. Here is a rubric for your current event papers. 

Whole Group (Voice Level .5 - 1): 
We will be pair-sharing our current events and I will randomly select 4-5 students to share with the whole class the "5 W's" for their news story. 


Homework: 
Finish your current event summaries. 

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