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Materials:
OH – List everything you have read in the last 24 hours.
OH of seat assignments
Large newsprint
Signs for the carousel brainstorm stations
Markers

Handouts:
LA Brochure
Syllabus

Warm Up:
List everything you have read in the last 24 hours.

Share responses with classmates at your table.

Activity 1:
Make sure students are sitting in their assigned seats.
Welcome and share a few responses from warm up as a class

Activity 2:
Distribute and give students time to read and ask questions regarding the information on the LA brochure and the syllabus. Show example. Show iMovie made by last year's students about Mrs. Abrams' language arts class.

Activity 3:
Show DVD

Activity 4:
Complete the carousel brainstorming activity that results in group summary paragraphs regarding books read over the summer. In table groups students rotate every 2 minutes to a station and answer the posted question. The following are the posted questions:

*Write the title of the book you enjoyed reading the most this summer and rank the book from 1 - 10, with 10 being the highest.
* Identify the time and the place of the main action in one of the books you read for summer reading.
* What is the theme (the message the author gives to the reader)in one of your summer reading books?
* List one major event you read in one of your summer reading books.
* Name one character from a summer reading book that is like you and explain what the two of you have in common.
* How many books did you read this summer?
* What is the best book you have ever read?
* How many books did you read last year from August through May?

The class will share the responses to each question.

Activity 4:
In table groups students write a summary (5-7 sentences)using the information generated from the Carousel Brainstorming activity. Each table will share their summary with the class.

Homework-
Have the brochure and syllabus signed. Bring your summer reading assignments to class by Thursday.

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