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September 24, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 4-28
Literature book pg. 114-115
Promethean flipcharts reviewing the writing process

Warm Up:
What is a personal narrative?

Activity 1:
Review the Writing Process Write Source – pg. 4-28 and the Promethean flipcharts.

Activity 2:
Explain that “Seventh Grade by Gary Soto is an example of a personal narrative. To help students appreciate the experiences of the main character of this story, ask students about their 1st day in 7th grade. Students may refer back to their night write from the beginning of school. Students from other countries will share their experiences moving to the U.S.

Activity 3:
How many of you had someone special you wanted to see?
Have you ever exaggerated your abilities to impress someone you wanted to know?
How many of you have ever done anything to get attention at school?
Write for 5 minutes about feelings and thoughts you have had remembering the 1st day of seventh grade.
The main character in the story you are about to read wants to impress a girl he likes What might happen?
What reasons do you think people might have for trying to impress others?

Homework:
Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Be sure that the one-sentence summary on the reading log entry includes who, what, when, where, why.
Night Write:
Explain how you have used or will use the steps in the writing process to improve your writing..


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