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Date

Monday

Lesson Plan

Lesson One: Crime Lab Introduction/Vocabulary Builder


Location: Online, Synchronous
Objectives:
Students will be able to:
identify how reading skills are applied and utilized across
several environments.
use context clues to uncover the meaning of unknown
words in text.
consult references, both digital and print, to find the
pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise
meaning.
Materials:
Read180 workbook
Read 180 anchor video
Video Capture worksheet
Vocabulary worksheet
Technology:
WebEx
Quizlet account
Evernote
Computer
Phone
Warm-Up:
Students will take answer the following questions via Webexs
poll:
Provide an example of how reading is important in
completing an everyday task.
Provide an example of a crime-enforcement profession
that requires reading.
How does reading help solve crimes?
-The teacher can post these questions in break-out sessions,
where students can discuss with their classmates prior to
answering the questions in the poll.
-The class will go into a small discussion of students provided
responses from the poll.
-The teacher will explain how reading skills impact students
ability to complete everyday tasks including professions. He/she
will explain how possessing strong reading skills can help

detectives and forensic lab technicians uncover additional clues


and piece them together to uncover the cause of death along
with identifying suspects.
Whole Group:
-The teacher will introduce the unit of the crime lab by showing
the provided Read 180 anchor video to students via WebEx.
-During segments of the video, the teacher will pose questions
to help facilitate students learning of the presented content.
-Students will take notes on their video capture worksheet. If
needed, they can also take notes using their Evernote accounts
to accommodate their learning styles and abilities.
-The class will review the answers that they have captured from
watching the video.
-The video provides the necessary background knowledge
needed to understand how reading is involved in solving crimes
in a forensic lab.
Small Group:
-The teacher will assign break-out sessions to review
upcoming vocabulary terms that will be encountered in the units
provided articles. They will use their Read 180 workbook to
complete this activity. Strategies of how to uncover the meaning
of unknown words will be addressed and modeled to students.
-While the teacher is working with each breakout session, other
students will participate in other sessions with a reading partner.
They will read to each other and complete a comprehension
check worksheet together.
Differentiation:
-Visual graphics on the worksheet
-Pronunciation guidance
-Sentence Starters
-Different reading leveled books
Independent Activity:
-Reading with a partner to complete the Lexile-appropriate
books.
-Completing the comprehension check worksheet for individual
books.
-Write sentences for the new reviewed vocabulary terms on the
provided vocabulary worksheet.
Post-Assessment:

-Students will complete the following questions via WebExs poll:


Read over the following sentences and determine the
meaning of the underlined word in each statement.
-The forensic pathologist was able to capture a positive
identification of the suspect.
The word capture means: _______________________
-The forensic team will analyze the evidence to determine
the cause of death.
The word analyze means: ________________________
How does reading help solve crimes in the forensic lab?
What is one item that you would like to learn about
solving crimes in the forensic lab?
Extension:
-Research the different roles (i.e.: detective, forensic
pathologist, field pathologist, cop, coroner) and responsibilities
that individuals are assigned in solving a crime.
Homework:
-Students will create Quizlet flashcards to study the new
vocabulary terms.