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Book Chat Letter and Book List
Write Source pg. 287-293

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 the theme of a story?

The theme of a book or story tells the message about life the author gives to the reader

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

Activity 2:
Review the contents of a Character Chart

Activity 3:
Students will read their challenging chapter book for 30 minutes focusing on the lesson each character learns.

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 December 4. Students should complete the reading of their book by December 8.

Graded Papers Returned on Monday, November 20:
Friendly Letter Rough Draft

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-Add information to your character chart.

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