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December 01, 2006
Friday, December 8, 2006

Materials:
Write Source – pg. 300 - 312

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 26

Reading logs will be collected on Thursday, December 14. The number of books read so far this year will be updated. Also, students will be graded on 5 consecutive days of reading entries 12/7-12/13.

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:
Finish revising your rough draft focusing on the following:
key events that effect the way the character thinks, acts or feels
the importance of transitions
focus statement
descriptive adjectives
vivid verbs
nouns
complex and compound sentences.


Assignments turned in at the end of class:
focus statement
gathering chart
character chart
beginning paragraph
4 middle paragraphs
ending paragraph

Activity 1:
Review Write Source – pg. 300. Finish writing the rough draft for the ending paragraph for the Response to Literature essay/project, and be sure to sum up the theme by showing what the main character learned.
Remember:
 State the theme (what the character learns) in a focus statement (the last sentence in your first paragraph).
 Explain how the theme relates to life in the ending paragraph.

Activity 2:
Students will begin to revise their rough draft focusing on key events that effect the way the character thinks, acts or feels; the importance of transitions; focus statement; descriptive adjectives; vivid verbs; nouns; complex and compound sentences.


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