Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
The students will complete the bellwork in a 5 day model. Each day is a scaffolded release of questions targeted at 5 main language arts standards. This allows students to pick apart the important information while meeting their language arts requirements in social studies
Readings: TWO Declaration of Independence Excerpts
Conversation: There is no talking during Bellwork time. Silently get Bellwork out from the bin & return it silently as well. Quiet/ voices off from entrance into the classroom till last Bellwork is put away.
Help: There should be no talking during this activity, so if you have a question: please raise your hand quietly, wait patiently, & once I can I will answer your question. Please think about the wording of your question before you ask, seeing as this is an assessment.
Activity: Bellwork day 1-4: One question per day.
Bellwork 5: Quiz= do all four questions.
Underline the title
Number the sections
Read to understand: mark the text
Eliminate wrong answers
Look back to double check answers
Movement: 1. Quietly grab your Bellwork from the bin without emptying file folder out; just grab yours.
2. Silently do your Bellwork at your seat.
3. Silently place Bellwork back into the correct file folder.
4. Sit quietly at your seat as we patiently wait for others to finish.
Participation: This is an independent activity. Please look at your paper only and give a full effort. I am checking your understanding/ skills, not someone else’s.
• UNREAL: __/12 points
• Daily Questions (front): ___/10 points each
• Quiz (back): total of ___/40 points
• Efficiency: Smart Goal of 80% or above