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December 01, 2006
Thursday, December 7, 2006

Write Source – pg. 300 - 312

Warm Up:
Appetizers – pg. 25

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.

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:
Your 1st rough draft for Response to Literature essay needs to be completed by December 8 or the storyboard for the alternate assignment.

Assignments to be turned in on 12/8/06:
focus statement
gathering chart
character chart
beginning paragraph
4 middle paragraphs
ending paragraph

Activity 1:
Read aloud Write Source – pg. 300. Write 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.
 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:
You should have a complete (6 paragraphs) copy of your rough draft of your essay (double spaced and in pencil) by December 8.

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