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November 17, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006

Book Chat Letter and Book List
Write Source pg. 292-293

Students received their progress report today. Parents, please sign and have your student return it to me on Tuesday.

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:
Appetizers- pg. 17

Activity 1:
Collect the last page in this packet (that was to be signed) Book Chat Letter and Book List.

Activity 2:
Discuss the contents of a gathering chart (Write Source pg. 293).

Activity 3:
As a class students will complete a gathering chart for "Cinderella".

Activity 4:
In table groups students will complete a Gathering Chart using the events in "Rikki-tikki-tavi".

As students read their book chat book, they are to be creating a Character Chart including at least 3 characters (Write Source pg. 292) and a Gathering Chart (Write Source pg. 293) of at least 3 of the key events. The events included in the Gathering Chart should show the reader's interest in the character and select details that show you (the reader) care about this story. These completed charts will be due Monday, December 4.

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.

Reading-Read your chapter book for 30 minutes and complete your reading log entry answering the 5 W's.
Night Write-Add information to your character and gathering charts.

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