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March 12, 2006
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Warm Up:
Since this problem-solution persuasive essay is the last required piece of writing this school year, I want to ...

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

Collected Papers To Be Graded:
Today's Warm-up
2 5W's and H Charts (one on the problem and one on the solution for the essay)

Activity 1:
Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes have students write a summary paragraph including a topic sentence, supporting details (5 W’s and H), and a clincher/closing sentence.

Activity 2:
Share the rough draft of the beginning paragraph with the students at your table.

Night Write:
March Night Writes
Fine-tune your beginning paragraph making sure you:
• Use one of the 4 suggested leads the lead
o Ask a question
o Share an experience
o Quote someone
o Give background information
• 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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