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August 08, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 518
Overhead with different types of sentences
Write Source is the "best thing since sliced bread," when it comes to guiding students through each step of the writing process for each type of writing assignment. After using the book for the first day the books were available, 13 students (last year) asked if they could buy the text. 60 of my students bought the book to help them perfect their writing. The purchase of this book is optional.


Warm up:
Appetizers – pg. 1


Activity 1:
Write a letter to me explaining what you hope to get out of this class this year.

Activity 2:
Using Write Source – pg. 518 review the 4 kinds of sentences with students giving oral examples.

Activity 3:
In table groups students are to write 4 sentences (one declarative, one interrogative, one imperative, and one exclamatory) describing the 1st two days in this class. Share with the class.

Activity 4:
Using an overhead with different types of sentences, volunteer students will come up and place the type of sentence word with the example of the sentence. Then students will draw a type of sentence and give an oral example.

Activity 5:
In table groups complete the exercise in Write Source on the bottom of pg. 518.

Activity 6:
Students will interact with the following websites to review the 4 types of sentences. Students will work in their table groups:
http://www.pb5th.com/test/writing/4sent_potc.htm#
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/dogs/fern/sentences/online_lesson2.htm
http://palc.sd40.bc.ca/palc/Quiz/sent-type1.htm
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html

Closure:
What do you think is necessary in order for a writer to produce a clear and coherent text? Why is the answer to this essential question important in the completion of your letter to me?

Exit pass:
Letter to me explaining what you hope to get out of this class this year.

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