Subject: Iphones or Androids?
1. Topic-
Evaluating the pros and cons of using an Iphone or Android cell phone.
2. Content-
*Students will learn technology terms, argument skills, and practice reading for content and writing for expression of opinion.
*Students will use math skills to create a price comparison chart, create averages, and deduce total costs with varying factors.

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Create vocab chart of words connected to cell phones and technology of cell phone.
2.Create short argumentative essay.
3.Create a three product price comparison chart.
4. Objectives-
1.Learn and use new vocabulary.
2.Read, review argumentative essays.
3.Create argumentative essay.
5. Use math skills to create price comparison chart.
5. Materials and Aids-
Vocab sheet:
(Plus words that they added)

2 printed essays on the pros and cons of Android vs. Apple (See attachments)
*Includes example of price comparison plan.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Do you use and Iphone or Android? Why? List reasons on the white board
2.Create t-chart for pros and cons.
3. Pass out pricing plan comparison.

B. Development-

1.Ask, if you were to argue for or against your phone choice, what would be important parts of your argument?
2.What would not be important?
3.Model: For me, I would say that I like the Android for two key reasons: Affordability and Ease of Use.
* Introduce P.I.E. Point, Illustration of point, and Explanation of point for paragraph development using a chart on white board or another visual handout.

C. Practice-

1.*Reading two articles on Iphone vs. Android: students will work in pairs (or alone) to find new vocabulary.
*Next, we will discuss the difference between formal and casual writing.
* Students will discuss paragraph formation and examples of P.I.E. Point, Illustration of point, and Explanation of point.
*Last, we will review the comparison chart. How did they come up with the numbers? The average?


D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will work in pairs (or alone) to create a 1 page double-spaced written argument (on the computer) for why they use the phone they use.
2.P.I.E will help guide their paragraph writing.
3.Last, they will be asked to create a chart with price comparisons of three different phones and plans. Average cost, price per month, and added fees must be included. They may use they will use the Internet for research.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.For students with learning disabilities, I will offer more time for reading and processing, model more examples, and work one on one.
2.For ESL students, I will offer more time for reading and processing. I will check for comprehension throughout the lesson and ask student to verbalize what they are learning (for deeper processing and assessment).

F. Checking for understanding-

1.On day two, we will read over each group (or the students) essay and create a check list for the pros and cons that the student listed.
2.We will read the essay and analyze paragraph development for P.I.E. Asking, where is the P? The I? The E?
3. We will check the accuracy of the math on the price comparison chart. If problems we will review math functions.

G. Closure-

1. Stand-up sit down game for Android or Iphone.
2. Quick "call out" of vocabulary they learned today (I will write the words on the board).
7. Evaluation-
1.Read written assignment and check for grammar, comprehension, support of arguments, and paragraph creation. Discuss challenges and strengths.
2. Review math skills and graph creation. Discuss challenges and strengths.

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