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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MP 3 - Week 2

    MONDAY - WEDNESDAY   2-11-15:   Taking a Stand!      

Reminders:  You will need...
  1. Composition notebook, Blue folder
  2. 3 Handouts - see back table

Do Now - Think, Write, Share
Entry Title:  A Picture or a Word?

Read the two quotes below.  Pick the one you feel most strongly about (not both) and explain why.  Be prepared to share what you wrote.

A picture is worth a thousand words. - Fred R. Bernard

...your words can cut like a knife. - Proverbs 12:18


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      Gallery Walk Photos


      1. Using your Notice and Wonder Chart, capture specific details you notice in each photo.  You will have one minute to view each photo.
      2. Remember:  Inferencing is noticing clues from a text and using your background knowledge to express logical conclusions about the text.

      IMAGE 1

      IMAGE 2

      IMAGE 3

      IMAGE 4

      IMAGE 5
      Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.

      TURN and TALK
      Select a partner and discuss your thoughts about the following questions with them.  Be ready to share your thoughts with the class!
        1. What do all of these photos have in common?
        2. Why might all of these people be holding signs?
        3. What might be motivating all these people?

        Today's Learning Targets

        1. I can get information from photographs about people who are taking a stand about something.  RL 8.1  
        2. I can explain the advantages and disadvantages of gathering information from photographs.  RI 8.7   

        MINI-Lesson: Building Background Knowledge about Taking a Stand

        1. View the photo below.  On your notice and wonder chart, jot down details of what you notice in this photo.
        2. TURN and TALK: Share what you noticed with a partner.
        3. Discuss the following questions:
          1. Who might be taking a stand in this photo?
          2. How might taking a stand be a positive and a negative?
          3. Taking a stand is when someone tries to help another person and not hurt them.

        Work time:  TAKING A STAND: The Frayer Model
        Developing a deeper understanding of what it means to take a stand. 
        (Note: Leave space!  We will be adding to this document as we read the novel!)

        1. Examples:  Turn and Talk:  Brainstorm examples of Taking a Stand with your partner.  Share your Turn and Talk examples.
        2. Definition:  Taking a stand means to go out of your way to express your belief in something.  It means to stand up for what you believe in, not just keep quiet about your beliefs.
        3. Characteristics:  What are some characteristics or qualities that a person who takes a stand might have?
        4. Non-Examples:  What might a person do that is the opposite of taking a strand.

        Advantages and Disadvantages T-chart

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