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September 27, 2005
Thursday, September 29

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 110-111
1 red, 1 blue, and 1 green crayon or colored pencil per student

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 11

Activity 1:
Students will get with a group of three and remember these writing buddies. Students will give their paper to the person on the right. Using a red crayon or colored pencil students are to circle each action verb they see in the paper so far. Students will then send this paper to the person on the right and circle in red all of the action verbs they see so far in the paper. Next the papers will be given to the original owner to see the circled action verbs.

Activity 2:
Students will get with a group of three and remember these writing buddies. Students will give their paper to the person on the right. Using a blue crayon or colored pencil students are to circle each sensory detail they see in the paper so far. Students are to write a brief note in the margin of the paper about how the example is used (ex. sensory details grabs the readers’ attention). Students will then send this paper to the person on the right and circle in blue all of the sensory details they see so far in the paper. . Students are to write a brief note in the margin of the paper about how the example is used (ex. sensory details grabs the readers’ attention). Next the papers will be given to the original owner to see the circled sensory details and the comments in the margin.

Activity 3:
Students will get with a group of three and remember these writing buddies. Students will give their paper to the person on the right. Using a green crayon or colored pencil students are to circle each use of dialogue they see in the paper so far. Students are to write a brief note in the margin of the paper about how the example is used (ex. Shows speaker’s personality, add information, keep action moving). Students will then send this paper to the person on the right and circle in green all of the uses pf dialogue they see so far in the paper. Students are to write a brief note in the margin of the paper about how the example is used (ex. Shows speaker’s personality, add information, keep action moving). Next the papers will be given to the original owner to see the circled uses of dialogue and the comments in the margin.

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.

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

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