9B 5/31 – Episode 2

Hi 9B, here are the last four minutes of Episode 2: https://serialpodcast.org/season-one/2/the-breakup

See you tomorrow!

9B 5/26 – Episode 1 of Serial

Hi 9B,

Glad to see you’re enjoying Serial. Over the long weekend please finish listening to Episode 1 (https://serialpodcast.org/season-one/1/the-alibi). You’re 29 minutes in (so you have 24 minutes left.

For Tuesday, make sure you have your three questions filled out in your notebook:
1)What do you already know about reporting, podcasts or murder mystery stories?2)What have you learned about this story so far? Talk about the characters and the plot.
3)What do you want to know more about? What parts of this story or characters interest you besides just whether or not Adnan is guilty? What questions do you have?

9B – Serial vocab

Hi guys,

Here’s the Serial vocab from today. Write it in your notebook if you didn’t finish today.

Law terminology

ATTORNEY = lawyer

PROSECUTION = the lawyers working for the government. They try to prove the defendant is guilty of a crime

ALIBI = Evidence that someone was elsewhere when a crime occurred

AFFIDAVIT = A written statement that the author swears is true by taking an oath

DISBARRED = A lawyer no longer allowed to practice law

Religious terminology

HIJAB = A head wrap worn by Muslims

RAMADAN = Month-long Muslim holiday, observers usually fast during the day

MOSQUE = Muslim house of worship (like a church, synagogue or temple)

Other terms

BESMIRCHED = To damage someone’s reputation

BOTCH = To ruin a plan

DUPLICITOUS = Deceitful, to trick someone

ANECDOTE = A short, amusing story about a real person or event