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    October 18-22 in Mrs. Batson’s English IV Class (4th).... 

    Essential questions: How are podcasts educational? What happened on that morning in July of 1996? What are some of the major issues in our justice system?    

    Monday, October 18 

    1. BR: ACT English passage (8:45 minutes) 
    2. AS:   overview case (powerpoint)- discuss Winona, MS 
    3. start episode one: July 16, 1996
    4. follow along on transcript and take notes 
    5. turn and talk: what do you think so far about this case?  Why? 

    I can determine the central ideas and themes of the podcast. 



    Tuesday, October 19 

    1. BR: grammar review: commas part two 
    2. AS:  review yesterday’s notes
    3. finish listening to episode one 
    4. finish notes 
    5. Closure: exit ticket   

    I can determine the central idea and themes of the podcast.  

    Wednesday, October 20 

    1. BR: review #1-5 of ACT practice 
    2. AS: review episode one- overview episode two 
    3. start listening to episode two: the route  
    4. stop to take notes and discuss 
    5. Closure: exit ticket episode one 

    I can cite strong text evidence. 

    Thursday, October 21 

    1. BR: grammar review: commas part 2  
    2. AS: review first half of episode two 
    3. finish listening to episode 2
    4. finish notes and discuss
    5. play four corners (witness credibility) 
    6. Closure- exit ticket, episode 2 

    I can cite strong text evidence. 

    Friday, October 22

    1. BR: review end of ACT passage questions 
    2. AS:  review episodes one and two, overview episode 3 
    3. start episode 3: the gun
    4. take notes and discuss 
    5. closure: turn and talk: What do you think about the background of Doyle Simpson and the gun?  

    I can determine the author’s point of view.