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August 31, 2005
Thursday, Sept. 1

Materials:
Thesaurus

Overheads:
Word Expansion

Sentence Expansion
The lady went to the party.

Introduction to Narrative Writing

Warm Up:
Rambling Autobiography

Activity 1:
Students will review the writing process in Write Source pg. 4-28 using their scanning skills.

Activity 2:
Students will complete the free form map ( the one started on 8/31 about the Writing Process)

Activity 3:
Sentence Expansion OH (2)will be used to demonstrate the importance of using a thesaurus in the writing process. On the word expansion overhead students will see the difference a more specific word can make. Students will use the sentence on the sentence expansion overhead plus a thesaurus to improve the words: lady, went, and party.

Activity 4:
What stories have you seen or read that describe an exciting experience?
What made them exciting?
What experiences have you had that were exciting? What made them exciting?
What is an important learning experience you have had?

Personal narratives allow readers to experience the thrill of your life stories and learn from them.
Tells:
What you did
What happened to you
What you learned from the experience
When I… I learned…

Exit Pass:
List the steps in the writing process.

Homework:
Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book
Collect/respond/react/reflect daily in his/her Write To Learn (3-5 pages per week plus accurate completion of reading log daily)
Topic:
Fine-tune "When I…I Learned…"

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