Reflection: High Quality Task Putting Our Skills to the Test: The Trial - Section 2: Court Trial

 

All of the preparations paid off today. My kids were in two teams of 16 students and they were on fire today. From start to finish, I kept my expectations high, and the kids were able to chat, debate, disagree, and stay focused for the entire trial. Breaking everything down over a few days and keeping my rules and procedures consistent really helped make this activity the best. The kids were buzzing about it at lunch afterwards. Something so simple, made reading just come alive for them. 

  My kids were awesome!
  High Quality Task: My kids were awesome!
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Putting Our Skills to the Test: The Trial

Unit 7: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Lesson 11 of 32

Objective: SWBAT use evidence and listening skills to determine the validity of an argument.

Big Idea: I object! You're Out of Order! Defending someone's rights take a lot of reading skills. Are you up to the challenge?

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