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November 12, 2006
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Book Chat Letter and Book List
Write Source pg. 287-290

Write Source Books have arrived and are in the school store. The Dream Series books (the choices for the book chat)are available in the school store, several in my room, and 45 are available in the media center.

Warm Up:
What is a response to literature essay?

*retell key events
*interpret the theme of the story
*show how the development of the main character relates to the development of the theme

Activity 1:
Students will receive a copy of Book Chat Letter and Book List. A discussion about the nuts and bolts of this day will be shared.

Activity 2:
Review the goals of a writing piece (pg. 288 in Write Source).
Activity 3:
Walk through the student model of a Response to Literature (Write Source pg. 289-290).

State Standards for the book chat unit:

ELA7R1.b.f Literary
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Seven reading list. For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genres and produces evidence of reading.

The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.


Students will need to have their book chat letter signed and bring to class on Monday.

Reading-Read your chapter book for 30 minutes and complete your reading log entry answering the 5 W's.
Night Write-Select a book (This book should be read by Friday, December 8)and a reading buddy. Write a few sentences explaining why you selected the book that you did.

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