Reflection: Problem-based Approaches "Slip or Trip" Analysis Activity - Section 2: Instructional Input/Guided Practice


This particular activity comes from one of a series of books available out there where students get to act as Crime Scene Investigators. If these are not an option, they are pretty easily replicated as your own original creation. If you are a good artist, which I am not, you can do both parts for yourself. If you are more like me and do not have the visual art talent, you may be able to collaborate with a colleague or friend who does. If that option doesn't appeal to you, there are a great many images out there on the internet that you could use as a basis for your own story. The point here is to present the students with a problem to solve using their analytical skill set and collaboration skills. It's a really fun activity that engaged the students and got them thinking and talking. 

  Why This Text? Could Another Work?
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"Slip or Trip" Analysis Activity

Unit 1: Argument Writing
Lesson 4 of 13

Objective: Students will work to analyze an image and accompanying story in order to determine what is effective evidence and write an effective claim that is well-supported and written in the appropriate format of a microtheme.

Big Idea: Was Mr. Volupides' Death an Accident? Let's Look At the Evidence.

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