Hope M. Bobonick
Reading and Writing Units
Students researched the qualities of a podcast and then planned their own around those qualities
Students used the evidence from the podcast to write arguments with individual claims--students used their own perspective on the case to create their own claim.
-Speaking/listening (classroom debate style)
Students decided which parts of the case they believed or wanted to refute--students broke up in different groups and we debated various accounts from the podcast.
-Language focus: courtroom and law jargon focus
We identified the language used in the podcast that was specific to courtroom or law enforcement--we decided when and where these words may come up in the case/podcast and why.
- Essential questions used with classroom debates
- Evidence from the case
- A Jurry Of Her Peers (text)
- Romeo and Juliet (selected acts)
- Dead Man Walking (Film)
- Case studies
- News articles
- Twitter (to follow the case)
- Notebook entries
Black Fish Documentary
A Deadly Wandering
Reading and Writing strategies
- Authentic writing instruction, process, and products.
This is done with mentor texts, modeling, notebook time, writing challenges, up-to-date materials, and student input.
- Choice reading
This is done with teaching students a foundational understanding of genre, novel structures, author information, and book talks.
- Conferring with students
This is done to create community with students and offer one-on-one feedback and support.