Yolanda Davis Activity
Student Objectives/Student Outcomes:
Read and respond to an article about obstacles faced byan individual trying to rise in social class. Address essential questions
: “How does an
individual'schoices influence their social class?" and "How rigid or flexible is the class system in America.Identify the difference between choices and external factors and identify the systemic issuesunderlying each.
Use standard English to edit documents for clarity,subject/verb agreement, adverb and adjective agreement and verb tense; proofread forspelling, capitalization and punctuation; and ensure that documents are formatted infinal form for submission and/or publication.
Analyze, interpret and compare a variety of texts for purpose, structure, content,detail and effect.
Use questions and predictions to guide reading.
Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to thepurpose of the material.
Mom of 5 Optimistic. . ." http://www.news-gazette.com/news/c-u-citizen-access/2010-03-28/mom-five-optimistic-about-fighting-get-out- poverty.html. Yolanda Davis Systemic Issues/choices worksheet.
Procedure:Day One (4/2):
Introduce article. Write essential question on the board. Have students write essential question onarticle as Purpose Setting Question.
Model Reading and Annotating the first few paragraphs.
Allow students the remainder of class to finish reading the article.
Rest of the Hour