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3.11 Application of Knowledge

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Watch the following videos to see how the students took the ideas they learned from reading and analyzing the Bill of Rights and applied that knowledge in drafting documents for their school, creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations, and writing essays. Try to identify the Grade 5 CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy that the students are working on in these activities.

To help students apply their understandings of the rights and responsibilities of citizens to their positions as students, watch Mrs. Valbuena direct her students to brainstorm ideas for a school bill of rights.
 

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View the following video to see what the students were expected to do after creating a student bill of rights.
 

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View the following video to see the expectations of the culminating activity.
 

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Giving formal presentations addresses the following Speaking and Listening Standard:

CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
 

Time to Reflect

Review the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy for grade 5 on pp. 1-38 to see which standards were addressed in the instructional sequence and then complete the following journal questions.

 

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By developing their class constitution and bill of rights, creating and presenting PowerPoint presentations, and writing essays, students took their content knowledge and applied it to a relevant, real-world situation, and then reflect on that process through their presentations and essays. This fully aligns to CCSS practices:

The standards ... include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills..."

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