Now includes how to create your own evidence board!
This is an entire Unit Plan for the Serial Podcast by This American Life. Included in this bundle is:
1. Overview of goals and outline of plan for each episode
2. Handouts and answer
* Answer keys to episodes 1 and 2
* Powerpoint version of Smart Notebook with additional slides that:
- introduce the podcast
- introduce key people
- provide specific questions to consider, goals and key terms for episodes
This is a handout for the first episode of the podcast "Serial". Students are asked questions to answer. Important information that is detailed is provided for students (and teachers) in text boxes. Details include: The Case (overview), The Trial,
This bundle connects to Serial Episodes 3-5.
* Power point giving key terms, media background and/or discussion questions for each episode.
* Serial's Cell Tower map in printable form with legend
3 episode handouts AND answer keys
Act 2 Scene 3: Close Reading of Friar’s Soliloquy:
Contrasts and Opposites
This handout helps students break down Friar's speech in Act 2. Students are asked to underline contrasting phrases through a close reading, then answer questions related to
The challenge: present an entire act of a play in 60 seconds.
Make Shakespeare presentations more fun! This assignment requires students to work as a team, choose important lines, scenes and character reactions in order to portray part of a play. At
This bundle includes:
- Power Point introducing each episode including: discussion questions, goals, key terms, pre-reading activity how to annotate a text and an introduction to primary and secondary sources
- Episode 6 handout and answer key
Handouts and answer keys for Episodes 9-12
28 Slide Power Point that includes:
- Discussion questions
- Connections to literature
- Elements of a podcast
- Race as it affects the courtroom and narration (articles for
In this episode, Koenig examines multiple pieces of evidence that were/ could be used against Adnan. However, she also gives the alternative “spin” on the evidence. Students are to consider if each idea supports the State’s case, or is an
This provides students with a list of important details when beginning Romeo and Juliet. It provides a list of characters, themes and motifs, common dramatic/ literary devices, reasons a quote is important, a calendar of events breaking down the
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These role cards are helpful when using co-operative learning groups. Each card has a role title, their responsibilities, and helpful phrases to keep the group on track.
Roles include: Leader, Time
After reading Act 1 Scene 1 of Midsummer Night's Dream, students will reflect on their first impressions of the characters they have met thus far. Students are asked to find quotes for their impressions and explain using this graphic organizer. This
In this episode, students are asked to compare/contrast different pieces of evidence, especially Jay's story as it changes. Using a graphic organizer, students rate the significance of each change in Jay's story. This helps students understand the
This activity has students deconstruct Macbeth's Act 1 Scene 7 soliloquy. It teaches students to understand the importance of soliloquy's in understanding a character's internal conflict. Students are also asked to reflect on the importance of
This episode has students consider the timeline of Jay's case. Students are asked to use maps to determine time lines and answer questions related.
At the end, students focus on the target audience of Serial and other features of media.
This provides students with a list of important details when beginning Macbeth. It provides a list of characters, themes and motifs, common dramatic/ literary devices, reasons a quote is important, and common Elizabethan phrases used. This provides
This activity engages students in the podcast Serial. Sarah Koenig asks several questions to the audience in the opening chapter regarding where they were and what they were doing last week and 6 weeks ago. Here, students can go through the activity
This episode introduces Leakin Park as the setting where Hae's body is found. It also introduces a new suspect: Mr. S.
This handout develops critical thinking skills where students analyze:
* Why Koenig includes specific details/ asks questions
In this episode, Koenig focuses on the many aspect of Jay's character. Students are asked to consider both the positive and negative anecdotes about Jay. A graphic organizer is used to examine the source and what is said about Jay.
The final episode of Serial has listeners waiting for what, if any ending, Koenig will provide about Adnan Syed. This bundle wraps up episode 12 and the entire podcast. Goals for this podcast include:
•Understand and evaluate Serial for its ability