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March 12, 2006
Monday, March 27

Materials:
Write Source: pg. 233-235

Handout:
Guidelines For Writing a Persuasive Paper (pg. 1 of this document)

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 46

Activity 1:
The class will read and discuss the keys to effective writing. We will determine which ones we need to complete now.

Activity 2:
Students will read “Getting the Big Picture” on page 233. Review what specific information must be included in each paragraph.

Students will take out a sheet of notebook paper and fold it into fourths. Label each section with the 4 ways to start an opening paragraph.
Ask a question Quote someone
Share an experience Give background information

Students will write 4 different leads for their persuasive paper. Students will ask their writing buddy which lead is the most effective for the essay.

Activity 3:
Students will write the 1st draft of their beginning paragraph to their problem-solution persuasive essay. Be sure to:

Use the lead your writing buddy suggested
Introduce the problem
Put your opinion statement as the last sentence
Make sure this paragraph has 5-7 sentences.

Night Write:
March Night Writes
Students will complete the 1st draft of their problem-solution persuasive essay. Be sure to:
• Use the lead your writing buddy suggested
• Introduce the problem
• Put your opinion statement as the last sentence
• Make sure this paragraph has 5-7 sentences.

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

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