Guiding Question: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.
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:
- 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) 5 minutes:
Mexican American War Recap
Task 1: Achieve3000, "The Rush for Riches". 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 3: Watch this BrainPop video on the California Gold Rush.
Early Finishers: Complete any missing or makeup work, play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, read a book, contemplate the meaning of life, or watch this documentary about the Mexican-American War.
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 45 minutes:
Step 2: Find text evidence that answers your guiding question
Step 3: Follow the Save the Last Word for Me protocol
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.