10/16-17 Monday-Tuesday

Guiding Questions:
Why was the government established in the Articles of Confederation ineffective?

Collaborative: Students will be introduced to and analyze the Articles of Confederation, our first Constitution, by reading, answering guiding questions, and writing a CEREAL paragraph with a score of 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will work to increase their lexile levels by reading an Achieve article about Benjamin Franklin, complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity. 

HSS 8.2.2 - Analyze the Articles of Confederation
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
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: 
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: 
Introduction to Unit 3: Constitution & Hook Activity

Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Ben Franklin's Letters"  

- You only need to summarize paragraphs that are more than three sentences! You may write your summaries as bullet points for my class.
Early Finishers: Watch this, read silently, complete another Achieve article, or watch CNN10.

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

Task 1: Read the first source together 
Task 2: Use source 1 & 2 to answer the guiding questions on the front of your handout.  
Task 3: Write CEREAL Paragraph. Sentence starters for this are also linked above. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Objective tracker 

Finish CEREAL Paragraphs

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