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September 21, 2005
Friday, September 23

Write Source – 107-109

Warm Up:
What is a clincher sentence?

Activity 1:
Share last night’s night write with the student’s at your table.

Activity 2:
Review the keys to effective writing on page 107.

Activity 3:
Divide your papers into thirds, as you would a business letter.
Label the 3 areas Beginning, Middle, and Ending. Write the events of your experience in the appropriate section. As you are reviewing your details, begin thinking about an attention grabbing beginning that starts in the middle of the action and an ending that helps the reader understand what the writer learned.

Activity 4:
Discuss the 3 ways to start your narrative using the examples on page 109. Write one of each kind described on page 109. Share with a partner and get feedback on which is the most effective in getting the reader’s attention.

• Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Complete an entry on your reading log.
• Night Write:
Write the beginning paragraph for your narrative using one of the 3 examples on page 109.

Remember: the 1st draft of your beginning paragraph must be written in pencil on every other line.

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