Archive for September 16, 2019

World Lit: Social Issue Station Day 1!


  • ELAGSE9-10W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELAGSE9-10W6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
  • ELAGSE9-10W7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELAGSE9-10W8: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
  • ELAGSE9-10W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Target: I can get ready to write my Social Issue research paper by exploring social issues, how to evaluate sources, and how to incorporate quotes into my writing.

Opening Session: Ticket in the door: Give each student a number from 1 to 3! Take a laptop. I need you to be seated at your designated table with your laptop.

  • Number 1s go to the “Quotes” station with Mrs. Jones.
  • Number 2s go to the “Topic” station with Mrs. Bristow.
  • Number 3s go to the “Source Evaluation” station with Mrs. Hannah.

Work Session: It’s time to start preparing to write your social issue research paper. You’ll spend 20 minutes at each station.

  • At the Quotes table you will be given a list of “Lead-in” sentences and “Transition words” that will help you with your writing. Mrs. Jones will help you with these.
  • At the Topic station Mrs. Bristow will discuss potential social justice issues for you to review and contemplate.
  • At the Source Evaluation station Mrs. Hannah will give you a list of vocabulary words with definitions that you will discuss. All the words will help you to identify and evaluate websites as information sources for your research papers.

Please watch the timer on the smart board and move to the next station once the 20 minutes are up. We will help shuffle you along 🙂

Closing Session: Thank you for participating and making this a smooth process. We will be doing the same thing tomorrow so please remember your number and start at the same station as you did today. Also bring back to class all the handouts from today. As you leave the classroom, please debrief with a partner about what you learned today 🙂

Assessment: : Formative (small group and one on one discussions)

Differentiation: Process (small group sessions, hand-outs)