Block Day - Wednesday, November 29 / Thursday, November 30, 2017

Objective:  Students will continue to formulate causes for the overcrowding problem in the Hancock Co. jail, research evidence to support their identified causes, identify solutions which address the causes, and/or work on reading pgs. 115-148 of Monster.

Standards:  W.9.4 (I can produce writing which is developed, organized, and styled in a way appropriate for my task, purpose, and audience.)

W.9.6 (I can use technology to produce and publish writing and link to and display information.)

W.9.8 (I can gather information relevant to my research from various authoritative print and digital resources and integrate that information into my own writing to maintain the flow of ideas and avoid plagiarism.)

W.9.9 (I can draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.)

1.  After adding all of the standards for the CTW project to our learning target sheets, students should be working to identify causes for the problem FROM THEIR SPECIFIC ANGLES, identify evidence to support that those are causes, and identify solutions to alleviate those causes.

2.  Do not forget that there might be other resources (books, YouTube videos, etc.) which might provide relevant evidence other than websites.

3.  PLEASE use the Google search modifier (, .gov, etc.) to limit your results and add reliability (W.9.8) to your evidence.

4.  If you would like to work with a partner (ONE other person) from your problem area (law enforcement, lawmakers/courts, the people of Hancock Co.), you may do so, but you need to stay focused on your work.

5.  Next Monday, December 4, I will be showing you the basics of Google Sites.  Until that time (unless you want to explore it yourself), focus on research and gathering evidence.

6.  If you would rather read Monster for Friday (115-148), that is fine.  Please continue to focus on indirect characterization and, for this excerpt specifically, the conversations between Steve and his parents.

HOMEWORK:  Finish reading 115-148 for Friday.  Continue researching/gathering evidence for your CTW project.  Complete your lesson seven vocabulary exercises for MONDAY, and prepare for the vocabulary assessment on block day next week.

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