Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (4-30-2015)

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders – Life Sentencing?


Juvenile Offenders

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will assist in determining the best legal course of action to help lower the juvenile re-incarceration rate.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be developing level 3 Costa’s Questions as groups of four and then answering each other’s questions.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

  1. “Respect others opinions”- Selena (20 votes)
  2. “Staying on task” – Israel /Ally/Kenny ( 21 votes)
  3. “Only one person is allowed to talk at a time” – Charles (22 votes)
  4. “If you feel like you are going to lose control or getting irritated you need to let Mr. Tyler know and stand outside his door” – Tyler (23 votes)




Task #1 – Follow these directions for today:

1 – Form the desks into the standard groups of four that you know.

2 – Use the copy paper in the center to write your group number and your names on.

3 – As a group develop three level 3 Costa questions about Juvenile justice and/or Kenneth’s life sentence case.

Resource -> costas-levels-of-thinking-and-questioning

4 – Once you have developed your three questions and they are approved by me I will give you a large post it paper to write your questions largely on. Leave space for people to answer them below.

5 – Once all groups are ready you will be moving table to table in a clockwise manner answering the Costa’s questions the other groups developed. You will have five minutes at each station.

Student Work Evidence:

Criminal Behavior - Costa's Questioning - Juvenile Offenders

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