11/28-29 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
Why was George Washington elected to be our first President? 


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

Students will understand the ideals of the newly created United States by investigating the election of George Washington, completing a jigsaw reading and answering guiding questions, and having a collaborative discussion of the texts with at least 80% accuracy. 

HSS.8.4 - Students will understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
ELD B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made.

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: 
(Mini) Unit 4 Introduction. This unit is only two weeks long, so we are primarily focusing on George Washington and his cabinet to understand what the people of the United States were hoping for at the time. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "The First Contest Was No Contest." 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: Watch CNN Student News and complete the assignment in Google Classroom. 

Early Finishers: Go to CNN, NewsELA, Free Rice, work on your PBL Action Plan, or complete any makeup work. 

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!" 

Direct/Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 40 minutes: 
You will be completing a jigsaw readings on George Washington's election as our first President. As you read, answer the questions in complete sentences. You will be expected to share answers with your table group and also respond to discussion questions using evidence from your answers. 

Discussion Question Prompts. As you discuss the questions with your table groups, one representative needs to type in the answers. Do not hit submit until we have gone over the questions as a small group. 

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: 
If you could ask George Washington one question, what would it be and why?

Make sure that you have completed the CNN Student News assignment from independent, I know many of you will have just started it when we switched. 

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