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April 28, 2006
Friday, April 28

Materials:
“Casey At the Bat”
Numbered lines of the poem for echo reading
Baseball articles
“A League of Their Own”
“Introduction to the Poem”
“ Huge Commotion in Mudville’ – 5 sections
“Casey’s Revenge”
Newsprint

Warm Up:
What is the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and how is someone selected to have this honor?

Activity 1:
Give students an intro into the writing and the audience response of “Casey At the Bat” (see back of book), and read the poem aloud to the students.

Activity 2:
Each student receives a numbered line of the poem. Students stand in a circle around the perimeter of the room. Beginning with line # 1 students read their line orally to the class from where ever they are standing around the perimeter of the room.

Activity 3:
Each table group will have 1 baseball article and complete a concept map including a 1-sentence summary (no more than 15 words).

Bring Literature on Wednesday to use in class

Have progress reports signed.

Night Write:
Write about an exciting baseball play you have made or seen.

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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