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November 29, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 294-297
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_pgrph2.html

Warm Up:
What is a focus statement?

Activity 1:
Review using the formula on page 294 to write a focus statement.

Activity 2:
Students will write the 1st paragraph of their rough draft using Write Source pg.295-297 andhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_pgrph2.html (as a handout).

Student Options:
Response to Literature could be used to generate any of the following:
PowerPoint
Web Page
iMovie

Students will have the opportunity to choose how to do their final project for the Dream Series novel and Book Chat. The final project is due December 13.


Students may work alone or work with a partner. The partner can be another student who is reading the same book, or their adult reading buddy.


Students may choose to do ONE of the following:

Write an essay (6 paragraphs, following the outline/pp template on Mrs. Abrams' blog).

Create a power point (using the template on Mrs. Abrams' blog).

Create a podcast (following each step in the template on Mrs. Abrams' blog).

Create an iMovie (following each step in the template on Mrs. Abrams' blog).


Homework:
Reading:
Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on their reading log.
Night Write:
Students need to complete the beginning paragraph of their rough draft. Be sure the 1st sentence identifies the title, author, character, background information, and ends with the focus statement.
Students will be expected to be reading the same book that appears as the last entry on their reading log (unless they show evidence of just finishing the book).


Due December 8:
The reading of your selected Dream Series book
Gathering Chart (4 key events) Write Source pg. 292
Character Chart (3-4 main characters) Write Source pg. 293


Homework:
Reading:
Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Students may read the book they selected for the book chat. Complete an entry on your reading log.
Night Write:
Topic of your choice

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