5/8-9 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Question:
Why was the Battle of Gettysburg significant?


Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will understand the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg by reading sources and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about Abraham Lincoln, complete the first four tabs, and score at least 75% on the activity. 



Standards:
8.10.6 - Describe critical developments and events in the war, including the major battles, geographical advantages and obstacles, technological advances, and General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.
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.
ELD A.1 - Exchanging information and ideas with others.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On your objective tracker, dissect the objectives you will be working to complete for today. Be prepared to explain the objectives in your own words if I call on you. 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Gettysburg Fast Facts
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes:


Task 1: Achieve3000,"Lincoln in the News Again" 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 CNN10 and complete the assignment in Google Classroom


Early Finishers: Watch this video, Play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life. 

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 collaboratively. 
Step 2: Jigsaw the sources available here and answer the questions on your paper in complete sentences. Make sure that everyone in your group has a complete paper by the time you are done!
Early Finishers: Watch this video, Play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life. 

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. 

Homework: 
Make sure you've finished all assignments for today! 

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