11/2-3 Thursday-Friday

Guiding Questions:
What freedoms does the First Amendment give us? 

Objectives:
Collaborative: Students will understand the first amendment to the Constitution by reading, discussing, and completing a CER response with a score of at least 3/4. 

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

Standards:
HSS.8.2.6-Enumerate the powers of government set forth in the Constitution and the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.
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) 20 minutes: 
Bill of Rights Skits 


Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 



Task 1: Achieve3000, "The Bill of Rights"  

- 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 2: Answer guiding questions. 
Task 3: Snowball discussion: Which freedom listed under the First Amendment is the most important? Why?
Task 4: Write CER response. 


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

Homework: 
Finish your CER responses.

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