3/13-14 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
How "free" were free African Americans in the North?

Collaborative: Students will study the lives of free African Americans in the North by reading a primary and secondary source closely to determine what the text says and participating in a 'Save the Last Word for Me' with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about school segregation over a 100 years after our current unit, completing the first four tabs, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 


8.6.4 - Study the lives of black Americans who gained freedom in the North and founded schools and churches to advance their rights and communities.
CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
SL.8.1 - Engage effectively in a range of academic discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics.
ELD A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Rewrite today's objectives on your tracker packet. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Recap what we've learned so far about the North. 

"So far, we've learned..." 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:

Task 1: Achieve3000, "An American Hero" You need to complete the first 4 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. 

- Achieve articles are summative grades. You cannot get higher than an NP if you did not summarize.  In order to complete a "makeup Achieve" you need to also complete the first 4 tabs and the summaries on your makeup article as well. 

Task 2: Watch CNN Student News and complete the assignment in Google Classroom. 

- Need sentence starters? Here you go! 

Early Finishers: Watch this video about a free black man in the North, complete any missing or makeup work, play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, read a book, contemplate the meaning of life, read this article. 

At the end of this station, complete the "next steps" portion for that station's objective. If you met the objective, write "none" in that box. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 45 minutes: 
Step 1: Read the background essay and Document A as a station. 
Step 2: Follow Save The Last Word for Me protocol at your table groups. 

Can't see the board? Here is a copy of the instructions with the academic vocab. 

Here is a rubric for Save the Last Word for Me 

At the end of this station, complete the "next steps" portion for that station's objective. If you met the objective, write "none" in that box. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Flip to the calendar section of your Objective Tracker. Add a + for each objective you completed for today and a - for objectives you were not able to complete. 

Think-Pair-Share, summarize what you learned today in at least two sentences. "Today I learned that..." 

CNN Student News assignment in Google Classroom. 

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