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January 22, 2006
Thursday, January 26

Materials:
Great Source page 402
Introductory Paragraph Overhead (page 12 in the research unit file)
Write Source pages 394 and 398
Refer to page 4 of this file for the overhead on reading rates
Refer to page 11 of this unit for the overhead on paraphrasing vs, plagiarism
Refer to page 12 of this unit for the overhead on introductory paragraph
Refer to page 13 of this unit for the overhead on concluding paragraph

Warm Up:
What is a thesis statement?

Activity 1:
Students will write the rough draft of their closing paragraph, keeping the following in mind:
1. Remind the reader about the overall point or thesis of the report
2. Tell one last interesting fact about the topic
3. Answer the “So what?” question
4. A good ending relates back to the
5. A good ending relates back to the beginning in some way
Although the ending may repeat the idea stated in the thesis statement, is should restate the main idea in a different way

Homework:
Read for 30 minutes and record the following on their reading on your reading log:
Genre (fiction or nonfiction)
Date
Title
Reading level
Actual pages read (example 21-47)
Minutes read
One-sentence summary

Tonight’s Night Write for 15 minutes will be to complete the four body paragraphs of your rough draft, the introductory paragraph and the concluding (or closing) paragraph. The entire first rough draft is due on Friday, January 27.

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