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November 01, 2005
Friday, November 4

Friday, November 4
Materials:
Book Chat Book
Sticky notes/flags
Write Source – pg. 292-293

Handouts:
Talking Points for the book chat
Character Chart, Focus Statement, and Outline for a Response to Literature


Overheads:
Talking Points for the book chat
Character Chart, Focus Statement, and Outline for a Response to Literature


Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 20

Activity 1:
Model how to use a sticky flag or sticky note to mark the answer to one of the Talking Points for the book chat
Character Chart, Focus Statement, and Outline for a Response to Literature

Activity 2:
Students are to read the bottom of pg. 292
“When people talk about the theme of a book or short story, they are talking about the message the story tells about life. One way to discover the theme in a book or story is to ask yourself what the main character learns.”
Students are to read the bottom of page 293.
“ Your interest in the character and the theme should come through in your essay. Be sure to select details that show you care about this story.”

Activity 3:
Model key events in “Cinderella” that show changes in the character. Under each event, list specific details that you might include in your interpretation. Using the Character Chart, Focus Statement, and Outline for a Response to Literature list key events that show the important changes in the character. Under each event, list specific details that you might include in your interpretation.

Reading:
Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Students may read the book they selected for the book chat. Complete an entry on your reading log. The book chat book will need to be completed by 11/12.
Night Write:
Complete one (which should be the 3rd talking point) of the “Talking Points” for the book chat.

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