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November 08, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006

Warm Up:
What is the organizational structure for writing a friendly letter?

Material:
Guidelines/Checklist For Rough Draft For a Friendly Letter

Graded Papers Returned:
Reading Logs
Elements of a Plot
Point of View

Verbs to Use Instead of "Said"
http://www.cyberspaces.net/6traits/wsaid.html
http://www.lunarnut.com/said/
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/copyXediting/said1.html

Activity 1:
While listening to an Andrea Bocelli song, students will make a list of all of the areas they are thankful for with regard to their parents.

Activity 2:
Students will interact with the Letter Format Flipchart.

Activity 3:
Students will write their 1st rough draft of the friendly letter.

State Standards for this unit on letter writing

Homework:
Reading- Read your challenging chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on your reading log answering 5W's.
Night Write-You may select a topic of your choice.

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