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January 22, 2006
Tuesday, January 24

Materials:
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 12 of this unit for the overhead on introductory paragraph
Refer to page 11 of this unit for the overhead on paraphrasing vs. plagiarism

Warm Up:
Why research?
Some of the responses may be:
o To see how academics relate to life
o To find answers; finding answers is not difficult once one has mastered some basic research techniques
o To learn more information about a topic
o To make an educated decision about a major purpose
o To write a paper or essay for class
o To prepare a talk or presentation
o To take part in a debate
o To take part in a class discussion
o To satisfy your curiosity

Activity 1:
Read your chapter book for 30 minutes and answer the following on notebook paper and answer the following questions about the main idea of the information you just read.
What are the main events that have happened in the text?
Can I guess what is going to happen next?
What clues from the text can I use?
What would I have done differently if I had been one of the characters?


Activity 2:
Using the formula and examples in Write Source pages 394, students will generate their thesis statement and share with the students at their table.


Activity 3:
Using Introductory Paragraph Overhead (page 12 in the research unit file) and you might consider using one of the suggested openings in Write Source pages 398.
Students will write the first rough draft of the introductory paragraph. Have students practice each of the suggested openers. Make a 3-column chart. At the top of the columns write


Interesting Fact Interesting Question Interesting Quotation


Students will read these aloud to their table group and make any necessary changes.


Bibliography and note cards from four sources used for the research paper will be collected for a grade on Wednesday, January 25.

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 introductory paragraph as discussed and modeled in class.
Bibliography and note cards from four sources used for the research paper will be collected for a grade on Wednesday, January 25.
Anticipation Guide is due on Wed., January 25.
Framework (Working Outline is due on Wed., January 25.

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