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November 27, 2005
Monday, November 28

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 295-312
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 or the plot teaser slide.


Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 24

Activity 1:
Review Write Source – pg. 295 through pg. 300. Read the rough draft or storyboard aloud to your writing partner (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 or storyboard 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

Homework:

Progress reports were distributed in class and must be signed and given back to me in class on Tuesday.

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 or the storyboard for the alternate assignment for Response to Literature essay needs to show substantial evidence of revising.

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