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November 17, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006

Book Chat Letter and Book List
Write Source pg. 287-292

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:
How can a response to literature become a social time?

Share the following with others who may want to read the book, after hearing about it from you:
*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:
Collect the last page in this packet (that was to be signed) Book Chat Letter and Book List. A discussion about the nuts and bolts of this day will be shared. Students will share the title of their selection with the students at their table.

Activity 2:
Review the student model of a Response to Literature (Write Source pg. 289-290), and students will view a PowerPoint on writing a response to literature essay.

Activity 3:
As a whole class students will create a character chart using the main characters in "Cinderella."

Activity 4:
In table groups students will create a "Character Chart" (see pg. 292 in Write Source) using the main characters in "Rikki-tikki-tavi."

As students read their book chat book, they are to be creating a character chart of at least 3 of the characters. These completed charts will be due Friday, December 8.

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 Tuesday, if they did not have it signed over the weekend.

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, if you just selected your book.

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