9/21-22 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Questions:
Who shot first at the battle of Lexington and Concord? 

Collaborative: Students will investigate and determine who shot first at the battle of Lexington by reading eyewitness testimonies, discussing, and writing argumentative paragraphs with a score of at least 3/4. 

CA HSS.8.1 - Understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation.
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RH.6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
W.8.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
ELD C.10 - Writing informational texts to present ideas and information.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Objective tracker

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 15 minutes: 
Introduction to Lexington and Concord. 

Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 80 minutes: 
Task 2: Discussion preparation questions
Task 3: Snowball discussion
Task 4: Say-Mean-Matter Chart
Task 5: Write CEREAL paragraphs 

Here is a rubric for your CEREAL paragraphs.  

Early Finishers: Grade your own CEREAL paragraphs against the rubric. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Do you think historians will ever be able to determine who shot first at the Battle of Lexington and Concord? Why or why not? 

Complete your CEREAL paragraphs. 

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