Part 1 (Days 1 and 2)
1. Ask students the formative assessment questions for math content (see Formative Assessment, math content questions) and provide a review if needed.
2. Afterwards, lead a class discussion focused on clarifying confusing vocabulary and following the discussion questions provided with the reading. The purpose of the text is to introduce students to the topic and improve their reading skills.
3. Students receive client letter 1 (Reading passage 1), data set 1, office plan, and supplemental reading on "UL." More than one supplemental reading has been provided. Teacher can decide which will be best for students and read it as a class and discuss to correct any misunderstandings.
4. The teacher can ask the readiness/comprehension questions (see Readiness questions) to the class or have students complete them individually on paper. After students understand the task, they can begin to work in teams of approximately 3-4.
5. In teams, students work on the problem and respond to the client with the requested deliverables.
- As students are working, the teacher circulates to each team to ask the first set of Guiding/Reflective Questions and address any issues that may arise.
- Teachers can provide guidance using the reflective questions to help students determine the important factors and start thinking about how they can present their solution.
Part 2 (Day 3)
1. Students receive the client letter 2 (Reading Passage 2), data set 2, and supplemental reading on" LED" along with their work from part 1. More than one supplemental readings have been provided. Teacher can decide which will be best for students and read it as a class and discuss to clarify any misunderstandings.
2. Teams test, evaluate, and revise their first procedure as necessary with the second data set and provide the requested deliverables as specified in the second letter.
- If teams finish early, they can begin preparing their presentations.
3. After all of the teams have completed their second letters to the client, the teams will present their results to the rest of the class. Peer critique and classroom discussion will follow.Supplemental Reading
What is LED lighting?
Title: LED Lighting is Very Cool
Summary: Includes cool facts about LED and how it works.
Lexile Level: 970L
Title: Quick Facts About LED Light Bulbs
Summary: Gives quick facts and snippets of information to learn more about the latest generation of LED light bulbs.
Lexile Level: 1290L
Title: LED Fun Facts
Summary: Provides information on how LED keeps bugs away, keeps food fresher longer, doesn't get hot, and more.
Lexile Level: 1290L
What does "UL Listed" mean?
Title: About UL-History
Summary: Provides a timeline of the history of UL since 1894.
Lexile Level: 1350L
Title: About UL-What We Do
Summary: Explains how they certify, validate, and test products and provide knowledge to customers.
Lexile Level: 1460L