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March 20, 2006
Class notes for 3/20/06

Today in class we started with a warm-up. This warm-up was; Why is it important to make sure you have content and organization when writing an informational piece? Students then shared their night write from last Friday with their table groups. We then read “How to Read Nonfiction” reviewing for: Purpose and audience, Content and organization,and Response and evaluation. Students then read and discussed the information on pg. 21-22 on response and evaluation. After reading pages 21-22 students then anwered the following questions;

1. What is the author’s purpose?
2. Did the author achieve her purpose?
3. Give specific examples from the article to support your answer.
4. What are some of the strengths in this article?
5. What are some of the weaknesses of this article?

The homework for tonight is:
1. Read for 30 minutes and fill out an entry in your reading logs.
2. Anwser the following questions for the night write:
What is the author’s purpose?
Did the author achieve her purpose?
Give specific examples from the article to support your answer.
What are some of the strengths in this article?
What are some of the weaknesses of this article?

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