World Lit: Social Issue Stations, Day 2


  • 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: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of “Quotes”, “Topics” and “Source Evaluation”.

Opening Session: 

Take a laptop. I need you to be seated at your designated stations from yesterday. If you missed yesterday’s class please ask Mrs. Hannah for a number 1-3 and a copy of the hand-outs for each station.

  • 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:

You’ll spend 20 minutes at each station.

  • At the Quotes table, using your list of “Lead-in” sentences and “Transition words”, Mrs. Jones will help you create some sentences of your own that you might use in your essays.
  • At the Topic station, using your list of potential social justice issues, Mrs. Bristow will help you create and record a Flip Grid where you can explain briefly which topic you want to research and write about and why it’s an important topic for you.
  • At the Source Evaluation station Mrs. Hannah will go over the list of vocabulary words again and discuss the definitions. Then you will have some time to identify and evaluate potential websites that you might use 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.

Closing Session: Let’s play Kahoot! The Kahoot questions are based on the vocab words from the “Source Evaluation” station. Tomorrow we will start class with a graded vocab quiz so pay attention!

Assessment: Formative (individual sentence creation, topic selection and Kahoot! participation)

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

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