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September 27, 2005
Friday, September 30

Friday, September 30
Materials:
Write Source – pg. 112

Handouts:
Narrative Writing Checklist and Rubric

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 12

Activity 1:
Share orally a couple of the narratives from the beginning paragraph through the middle paragraph looking for:
Action words
Sensory details
Dialogue

Activity 2:
Read pg. 112 and discuss the purposes of the ending paragraph:
Reflect on the experience
Identify the lesson learned
Using this information and the example on pg. 112, students are to write the 1st rough draft of their ending paragraph.

Activity 3:
Students are to complete the narrative writing checklist up to the revising stage.

Homework:
• Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Complete an entry on your reading log.
• Night Write:
Using the papers circled in class by the student’s writing buddies, it will be clear how frequently action words, sensory details, and dialogue appear in the draft. This information along with the readers’ notes will provide feedback on where the writer can make the narrative stronger. Use this information to fine-tune the rough draft for your 15 minutes of Night Write tonight. Students must be completed with the beginning, middle, and ending paragraphs of their narrative writing piece.

Remember: the 1st draft of your beginning paragraph and middle paragraphs must be written in pencil on every other line. Students must be finished with their 1st rough draft beginning and middle paragraphs by Monday, October 3. These paragraphs should be typed on the Prentice Hall site, as well, if possible.

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