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AP Lang: Position Paper, Day 3

Standard: ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Learning Target: I can write an argumentative paper on a topic of my choice.

Opening Session:  Vocab review!

Work Session: Today you’re continuing your writing of your essay. You’ll need to grab a laptop and work on drafting your argument, because you just have today and tomorrow to get it done!

If you do happen to finish today, you can go ahead and upload it to our class google drive.

I’ll be around and checking in if people need me!

Closing Session: Check in! How is everyone doing?

Assessment: Formal (Essays will be graded)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding); Product (Choice)

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Free Choice book; ABR2 due Thursday 3/29

World Lit: Presentation Time!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10SL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Learning Target: I can present my research on pre- and postcolonial Ibo culture to my classmates.

Opening Session: Let’s draw group numbers from a hat to see who will present first, second, and third! I’ll give the three groups a chance to set up and talk while I queue up your PowerPoints, and then we will begin!

Work Session: Please be respectful of your peers as we present! I will give a restroom and stretch and wiggle break after every 3 presentations.

Closing Session: Reflect upon your group members and fill out the Group Member Evaluation Form.

Assessment: Formal (presentations and PowerPoints)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Product (choice in medium)


World Lit: Researching and Comparing Pre- and Post-Colonial Ibo Culture, Day 2-4

Standard: 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.

Learning Target: I can research and present information comparing Pre- and Post-Colonial Ibo culture with a group of my peers.

Opening Session: Today, tomorrow, and Friday we are moving to the media center, so let’s take a few minutes to get situated and logged in on the computers down there.

Work Session: You guys are going to be working on researching whichever aspect of Ibo culture you chose with your group on Tuesday. You’ll need to prepare a 3-5 minute presentation on what you find out. Today, your goal should be researching your cultural aspect and how it changed during and after colonialism. I’ll give everyone an Ibo Culture Research Sheet and on Wednesday, Mrs. Wright or Mrs. Allen will go over how to use the school databases for your research.

You will have all day today, tomorrow, and Friday to conduct your research and make and practice your presentation. All groups must be ready to go on Monday, December 11th. Some of you may not present until Tuesday, but everyone needs to be ready to go on Monday.

Closing Session: Push the chairs under, log out of the media center computers, and go thank the media center specialists for hosting us this week!

Assessment: Formal (presentations)

Differentiation: Process (varied ability groups), Interest (choice)