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Friday, November 18

Friday, November 18
Materials:
Write Source – pg. 300 - 312

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 23

Activity 1:
Read aloud Write Source – pg. 300. Write the rough draft for the Response to Literature, and be sure to sum up the theme by showing what the main character learned.
Remember:
 State the theme (what the character learns) in a focus statement (the last sentence in your first paragraph).
 Explain how the theme relates to life in the ending paragraph.


Activity 2:
You should have a complete (5 paragraphs) copy of your rough draft of your essay (double spaced and in pencil). Be sure to complete the first rough draft before you begin revising.

Activity 3:
Using Write Source – pg. 300 – 312 students are to revise their essay.
Make sure you:
 do not have any two sentences beginning with the same word
 use action verbs
 descriptive adjectives
 at least one sentence in the essay begins with a preposition
 use a thesaurus

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.
Night Write:
Your1st rough draft for Response to Literature essay needs to be completed by Monday, November 28 or the storyboard for the alternate assignment.


Student Options:
The Plot Diagram Template could be used to generate any of the following:
PowerPoint
Web Page
iMovie

The required criteria for this assignment is the same as the material on the PowerPoint template.
Reminder to students: The focus statement should be included on the theme slide.

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