Vocabulary Activity 1: Synonyms and Antonyms Complete the chart with at least two synonyms and one antonym for each word
Vocabulary Activity 2: Sentence stems and idea completion
1. A debate was held over the issue of immigration to decide if_____________________
2. The young woman had become a refugee because_____________________________
3. Peter was granted asylum after___________________________________________
4. Stephen refuse to tell the officials his surname because________________________
5. I couldn’t find my passport so ____________________________________________.
6. The boycott was _______________________________________________________.
Vocabulary Assessment Write a well-developed paragraph using all of the vocabulary words at least once.
Rubrics Pre-Reading Web Quest
Work in Progress 0-5pts
Satisfies Assignment 6-10pts
Exceptional Quality 11-15pts
Demonstrates little knowledge of research skills and procedures
Demonstrates basic ability to conduct research and collect information.
In Small groups students complete a pre-reading web quest for The Other Side of Truth
2.01 - Respond to informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by summarizing information, determining the importance of information, making connections to related topics/information, and drawing inferences and/or conclusions
In Small Groups students create a persuasive speech arguing for the release of Ken Saro-Wiwa
1.03 - Interact in group settings by responding appropriately to comments and questions, offering personal opinions confidently without dominating, and giving appropriate reasons to support their opinions
3.03 - Study and create arguments that evaluate by justifying the judgement with logical, relevant reason, clear examples, and supporting details.
Create a business letter to the editor of a local newspaper, or a business letter to a congressman or other government official.
3.02 - Explore and Analyze the problem-solution process by constructing essays/ presentations that respond to a given problem by proposing a solution that includes relevant details, and recognizing and/or creating an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
Students will read texts and complete reading guides.
5.01 - Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by analyzing the effects of such elements as plot, theme, point of view, characterization, mood, and style.