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3/19-20 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: How did technological advancements change life in the North?


Objectives: Collaborative: By the end of the period, students will understand the influence of new technology on the North during the nineteenth century by completing a Webquest in groups with at least 80% accuracy. 

Independent: By the end of the period, students will be able to increase their lexile levels by completing an Achieve Article about the telegraph, including all summaries, with a score of at least 75% on the activity.


Standards: 8.6.1. Discuss the influence of industrialization and technological developments on the North
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 B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  - On your objective tracker, dissect the objectives you will be working to complete for…

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3/14 Wednesday

Guiding Question:  What was the character of Northern society from 1800-1860?

Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will practice their fluency by reading an article about Northern society and answer TDQs with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards:  8.6 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced, with emphasis on the Northeast. 
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source  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:  Complete your objective tracker for today. 
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 Minutes:  Task 1: Complete a "cold read" of the text out loud. 
Task 2: Listen to me read the article 
Task 3: Re-read the article out loud
Task 4: Complete text-dependent questions in your small groups 

Here is criteria for answering TDQs! 
Early Finishers: Complete any missing assign…

3/12-13 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: What was the role of Pioneer Women in the West?


Objectives: Collaborative: By the end of the week, students will analyze and describe the role of women in the west by reading, responding to text-dependent questions, and completing a news article with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric.

Independent: By the end of the period, students will be able to increase their lexile levels by completing an Achieve Article about pioneering women, including all summaries, with a score of at least 75% on the activity.


Standards: Standard:. 8.8.3 - Describe the role of pioneer women and the new status that western women achieved (e.g., Laura Ingalls Wilder, Annie Bidwell; slave women gaining freedom in the West; Wyoming granting suffrage to women in 1869). RI.8.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. ELD B.6 - Reading closely to de…

3/8-9 Thursday-Friday

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Guiding Question: How were America and Mexico changed by the Mexican-American War?


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will describe the Mexican-American war by collaboratively reading a secondary source 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 the California Gold Rush, completing all summaries, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 


Standards: 8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today. 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 - Exchang…

3/7 Wednesday

Guiding Question:  What were the effects of the Mexican-American war?

Objectives:  Collaborative: Students will practice their fluency by reading an article aboutthe Mexican-American Warand answering text-dependent questions with at least 80% accuracy. 

Standards:  RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source  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:  Complete your objective tracker for today. 
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 Minutes:  Task 1: Complete a "cold read" of the text out loud. 
Task 2: Listen to me read the article 
Task 3: Re-read the article out loud
Task 4: Complete text-dependent questions in your small groups 

Here is criteria for answering TDQs! 
Early Finishers: Complete any missing assignments, read another article on NewsELA, watch CNN student news, ponder the meaning of life. 
Homework:  None

3/5-6 Monday-Tuesday

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Guiding Question: Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will learn about the Mexican-American War by reading and writing a CEREAL paragraph with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

Independent: Students will understand the Mexican-American War by completing a Webquest with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: 8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today. 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:  Objective Tracker 

Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Mexican-American War Review: What do we …

3/1 Thursday

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Guiding Question: Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico?


Objectives: Collaborative: Students will learn about the road to the Mexican-American War by reading, responding to questions, and creating storyboards 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 a Navajo woman, completing summaries, and scoring at least 75% on the activity. 

Standards: 8.8.6 - Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today. 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 (Vo…