10/24-25 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
How does the Constitution guard against tyranny? 


Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about Benjamin Franklin, completing all five tabs including summarizing the Dig Deeper section, and score at least 75% on the activity. 

Students will determine the central ideas of a news source and draw evidence to reflect by completing a Who/What/When/Where/Why graphic organizer and summary with at least a 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Students will describe the ways in which the Constitution guards against tyranny by analyzing primary  sources that cover federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances and writing a CEREAL paragraph with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

HSS.8.2.7 - Describe the principles of federalism, dual sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, the nature of majority rule, and the ways in which the American idea of constitutionalism preserves individual rights.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
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 determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On a half sheet of paper, write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them? 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Recap of the Constitution DBQ so far. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Ben Franklin's Letters". You need to complete all 5 tabs for this article. 

- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than two sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class. 

- Your thought question answer only needs to be 3-4 sentences. 

- Achieve articles are summative grades. You cannot get higher than an NP if you did not summarize. Yes you need to summarize the Dig Deeper section! In order to complete a "makeup Achieve" you need to also complete all 5 tabs and the summaries on your makeup article as well. 

Task 2: Current Event on NewsELA. As you read about a current event of your choice, fill out the Who/What/When/Where/Why graphic organizer in Google Classroom. If you don't have a NewsELA account, the username and password you can use are: Username: COMACobb and PW: history.  

Early Finishers: Watch this or complete any missing assignments. 

At the end of this station, reflect on the objectives you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes I met this objective because I completed all five tabs for the article, summarized everything including the dig deeper, and I scored 88% on the activity!" 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 

We will continue to work on our Constitution DBQ and also begin to write our CEREAL paragraphs arguing how the Constitution guards against tyranny. 

At the end of this station, reflect on the objective you just worked to complete. On your paper you need to write whether or not you met the objective AND how you know this. For example, "Yes, I met the objective because I was able to annotate and I am confident I answered at least 8 of the 9 questions correctly." 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
What is your argument for your CEREAL Paragraph?

Make sure that you have a rough draft of your CEREAL Paragraph that someone can peer edit on Wednesday and that you've completed your NewsELA assignment! 

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