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January 22, 2006
Wednesday, January 25

Materials:
Great Source page 399-401
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

Warm Up:
Appetizers pg. 36

Activity 1:
Great Source page 399-401. Students will write the first rough draft of their 4 middle paragraphs. Be sure to write 1 paragraph for each key word you researched. Keep the following information in mind when writing your headings:

1. Reveal the organization of a piece of research writing
2. Make it easier for readers to preview an article
3. help readers find information they may be looking for


Use your outline to make sure each of the middle paragraphs has the following:
1. Topic sentence that covers one main idea
2. At least three supporting sentences that support the main idea
3. Concluding/clincher/closing sentence that summarizes the information in the paragraph and/or answers the question “So what?”

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

Activity 2:
Students are to go through their first rough draft making any additions or changes that are necessary. Students are encouraged to use the thesaurus for this endeavor.

When writing the paragraph \the students must be sure to:
 Begin with a main idea sentence that states the key word.
 Write supporting detail sentences using the information on the note cards
 Write a concluding sentence that draws a conclusion about the information presented
 Check the paragraph for spelling errors
 Check the paragraph for grammar errors
 Check the paragraph for fragments and/or run-on sentences


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
Students will complete the rough draft for four body paragraphs of their rough draft. Students will use the 2nd – 4th section of the outline (in pencil on every other line) for the first rough draft of the rest of the body for the research paper. When writing the paragraph the students must be sure to:
 Begin with a main idea sentence that states the key word.
 Write supporting detail sentences using the information on the note cards
 Write a concluding sentence that draws a conclusion about the information presented
 Check the paragraph for spelling errors
 Check the paragraph for grammar errors
 Check the paragraph for fragments and/or run-on sentences

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