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August 15, 2005
Tuesday, August 16

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 518
Overhead with different types of sentences

Warm up:
Appetizers – pg. 2

Returned Papers:
1st attempt at the exit pass: These may be corrected and turned in to me again.
Letter to Me
Brochure
Syllabus

Activity 1: Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on their reading log. The one-sentence summary must include the answers to who, what, when, where, why.

Activity 2:
Using Write Source – pg. 518 review the 4 kinds of sentences with students giving oral examples.

Activity 3:
In table groups students are to write 4 sentences (one declarative, one interrogative, one imperative, and one exclamatory) describing the 1st two days in this class. Share with the class.

Activity 4:
Using an overhead with different types of sentences, volunteer students will come up and place the type of sentence word with the example of the sentence. Then students will draw a type of sentence and give an oral example.

Activity 5:
In table groups complete the exercise in Write Source on the bottom of pg. 518.

Activity 6:
Each student goes through their initial letter to me and number each sentence. On a sheet of paper (or on the back of the letter) number you paper with the same numbers you placed on your sentences in the letter. Write the type of sentence for each of your sentences in your letter.

Exit Pass:
What do you think is necessary in order for a writer to produce a clear and coherent text? Why is the answer to this essential question important in the completion of your letter to me?

Homework: Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on their reading log. Students will write for 15 minutes on any topic they select. By Friday students should have 3 to 5 pages of these night write entries.
Students may go to the Tutorial/Learning Links category of this blog to find practice exercises on the 4 types of sentences.

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