Guiding Question:Collaborative: Students will understand Sherman's March to the Sea by reading and answering questions with at least 80% accuracy.
Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about Civil War soldiers, complete all summaries, and score at least 75% on the activity.
8.10.5. Study the views and lives of leaders (e.g., Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee) and soldiers on both sides of the war, including those of black soldiers and regiments.
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.
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 Class (Voice Level 0) 5 Minutes:
Independent (Voice Level 0) 35 minutes:
Task 1: Achieve3000,"The Words of the War" 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 2: Watch CNN10 and complete the assignment in Google Classroom
Early Finishers: Watch this video, Play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA, complete any missing assignments, contemplate the meaning of life.
Collaborative (Voice Level .5 - 1) 45 minutes:
Step 2: Look at the other sources with your group to answer the questions.
Step 3: Was Sherman's March justified? Why or why not? Snowball discussion.
Early Finishers: Watch this, play Free Rice, read an article on NewsELA
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:
Complete Objective Tracker Packet
All makeup work is due by May 30th!!