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October 21, 2005
Monday, October 24

Write Source – pg. 287-288
Book Chat book

Understanding Theme

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 18

Activity 1:
Return “Nail-Biting warm-up from Friday and have students share with their table group. Ask a few students to share their response with the class.

Activity 2:
Write a paragraph describing why you selected the book that you did for the book chat. Share with the table groups. A few students can read their paragraph aloud to the class.

Activity 3:
Show the Understanding Theme overhead, and walk students through the definition and examples of theme. Encourage students to be looking for the theme in their novel as they are reading.

Papers Collected To Be Graded:
Reflective Log For Personal Narrative Unit

Graded Papers Returned:
Reading Log
Rough Draft
Personal Narrative Essay – students may rework, correct errors, and resubmit for a higher grade.

• Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Complete an entry on your reading log.
• Night Write:
Students are to revise, edit, and resubmit their personal narrative to e-rater (if your score was 4 or 5). All students scoring a 6 may take a writing vacation.

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