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February 08, 2007
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Warm Up:
Now that my research paper is ready to be submitted to e-rater, I feel ______________________ because...
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how would you grade yourself for your efforts on the research paper_______. Explain why you gave yourself the grade you did.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how would you grade yourself on completing assignments (each of the baby steps) on time_____. Explain.

Homework:
Reading- Students will read for 30 minutes and add an entry to their reading log answering the 5Ws.
Writing- Students are to complete any unfinished parts of their research paper.
Research papers will begin to be submitted to e-rater on 2/16. Final due date for submission and turning in a printed copy of the paper is 2/22.

Activity 1:
Answer questions regarding the completing of the research paper.

Activity 2:
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...

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