Subject:
English Language Arts, Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
12
Provider:
Pearson
Tags:
Grade 12 ELA, Written Arguments
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English

Case Presentations

Case Presentations

Overview

Whom should we let in? In this lesson, the defense, prosecution, and teenager from two cases will make their presentations. The policy board members will decide each case. Those observing will take notes, listing arguments for and against granting asylum.

Preparation

  • Read the lesson and student content.
  • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.

Research Meeting

  • Quickly get a progress update from each group.

Opening

Meet briefly with your Granting Refuge Activity group.

  • Share any new information or progress with research.

Argument

  • Take a short amount of time to review the requirements for writing an argument. See the Granting Refuge Activity Teacher Notes.
  • Review the Grade 12 Argument Rubric.

Work Time

Your teacher will briefly explain the requirements of the argument essays you will write in Lessons 27 and 28.

Then you will have a short time to confer before presentations begin.

  • Review the Grade 12 Argument Rubric.

Case 487J (Fila)

  • Time the activities for Case 487J (Fila).
  • To ensure enough time during the period, keep accurate time.
  • If a student or group’s presentation takes well under 5 minutes, ask the student or group questions.
    • SWD: Be aware that taking notes while paying attention to a speaker can be a taxing cognitive task. Monitor that all SWDs are successful in this activity. If that is not the case, offer support.

Work Time

Present Case 487J (Fila).

  • The defense team has a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • The prosecution team has a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Fila is put on the stand and is questioned by the policy board for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • The policy board deliberates and announces its decision.
  • If you are not presenting, take careful notes for the argument essay.

Open Notebook

Case 11389 (Bem)

  • Time the activities for Case 11389 (Bem).
  • To ensure enough time during the period, keep accurate time.
  • If a student or group’s presentation takes well under 5 minutes, ask the student or group questions.

Work Time

Present Case 11389 (Bem).

  • The defense team has a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • The prosecution team has a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Bem is put on the stand and is questioned by the policy board for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • The policy board deliberates and announces its decision.
  • If you are not presenting, take careful notes for the argument essay.

Open Notebook

Arguments For and Against Granting Asylum

  • Take a verbal status check of how each team is doing.
    • ELL: Allow some students additional time to come up with the summary, and encourage them to work in pairs if necessary. Dictionaries should be allowed throughout the class, but especially in this section.

Closing

Use whatever time remains to organize your notes on the presentations.

  • List arguments for and against granting asylum to Fila and Bem.

Open Notebook

Independent Reading and Arguments

  • Check in with any groups that need additional assistance.

Homework

Continue working on your assignments.

  • If your team has presented, write a brief report to the teacher explaining your part in the work of that presentation.
  • If you haven’t presented yet, make your final plans.
  • Finish reading your Independent Reading book by Lesson 22.

Open Notebook