9/25-26 Tuesday-Wednesday

Guiding Question: 
What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence? 

Collaborative: Students will understand the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence by reading, "translating", and providing an objective summary of the text with at least 80% accuracy.

Independent: Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by completing an Achieve article about the Declaration of Independence, including notes, activity, and a thought question with at least 80% accuracy.

CA HSS.8.1.2 - Understand the philosophy of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence, with an emphasis on government as a means of securing individual rights (e.g., key phrases such as “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”).
RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
RI.8.2 - Provide an objective summary of the text.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
What are two reasons why the colonists are upset with England by 1776? How do you know this?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
Declaration of Independence intro
Independent (Voice Level 0) 45 minutes: 

Task 1: Achieve3000, "Even Jefferson Made Mistakes". You need to complete your note catcher before moving on to the activity and thought question. 

Achieve3000 Grading Notes: 
1. Thought questions will be graded on the CEEL rubric 
2. Activating Prior Knowledge Worksheet will be based on accuracy and effort
3. Activity scores are graded as follows:
  • 100% - 4
  • 88% - 3
  • 75% - 2
  • 66% or below - 1

Did you score less than 75% on your Achieve Article? Here is a list of makeup articles you can complete to make up that activity score. If you are making up the article, you need to submit this makeup form as well. 

Early Finisher?: 
- Take a look at your homework assignment. If you don't think you'll have time to finish in this station, start writing your answers in a google doc so you can save them for later. 
- Work on homework for another class
- Read a NewsELA, CNN, or Achieve article 
- Practice your typing 
- Read a book

Collaborative (Voice Level .5) 45 minutes:
1. Read and "translate" the Declaration with your table group 
2. Write a summary
3. Respond to Ms. Cobb's questions in your table group
4. Revise your summary
Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
On board
Impact of the Declaration of Independence assignment in Google Classroom 

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