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February 08, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Warm Up:
I am ________________ about giving an oral presentation, because...

Homework:
Reading-read a chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on your reading log by answering the 5Ws.
Night Write-make final preparations to submit your research paper to e-rater tomorrow 2/16.
Have progress report signed, if you did not on Wed.

Activity 1:
Students will complete the Expository Reflective Stems handout. This assignment will be collected for a grade.
Students will complete Expository Reflective Stems. This will allow the students to self-assess themselves in the research unit.

1. This piece shows that I'm able to use...in my expository writing because...
Students should be able to list at least 3 out of the following elements:
choosing a topic
finding resources
key words
paraphrasing
taking notes
writing a thesis statement
making an outline
writing a 1st draft
documenting sources
creating a work-cited page

2. This piece shows I really understand the content, because...
Answers should reflect specifically how the student completed any of the above elements.

3. If I could show this piece to anyone, I would show it to _______________, because...

4. If I could show this piece to anyone, I would show it to ___________________, because...

5. The most challenging part of this writing piece was__________________(Students should write one of the elements listed above), because...

6. My (parents, friends, teacher) liked this piece, because...

7. One thing I have learned about myself is..... (include the use of one or more of the above elements)

8. I still have questions about...
Which of the following elements are still a challenge for me?

9. Comments:
The pacing of this unit was...
The handouts for this unit were...
The instructions given during this unit were...

Activity 2:
Students will make final preparations to submit your research paper to e-rater tomorrow 2/16.

Activity 3:
Intro to Oral Presentation will be discussed, including signing up for a specific delivery date beginning 3/12.

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