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March 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Homework:
Reading- Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on their reading log answering the 5Ws.

Reading logs will be collected on Friday, April 13 to update the number of books read and to check 4 consecutive days of reading entries 4/9-4/12.


Students will be working in the MAC lab today.


Activity 1:
Students will share the persuasive strategies they found in their piece of writing from yesterday with each other. Go through each persuasive strategy and ask students to share any examples they found in their persuasive pieces with the whole class.

Activity 2:
Students will be continuing to write their argument on why students should sit where they want in the classroom.

Activity 3:
Distribute the Persuasive Writing Assessment http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson56/assessment.pdf with students and read through each category. Explain that you will be using this rubric to help evaluate their essays. Reassure students that if they have questions or if part of the rubric is unclear, you will help them.

Activity 4:
Students will get started started on their persuasive writing by using the interactive Persuasion Map http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/. This online graphic organizer is a prewriting exercise that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay.
Have each group enter a name and topics on the opening screen.

The goal or thesis is the claim or stance that they are taking on the issue.

Students should then brainstorm three reasons to support their claim, and facts and examples to support each reason.
Students will be reminded to print their maps before exiting as they cannot save their work online.

Activity 5:
Students will begin writing their persuasive essays, using their printed Persuasion Maps as a guide. Students will write their essays with their partner. As they are working, students will be asked

Activity 6:
Students will be asked to identify the persuasive strategies they are using.

Students should use a variety of persuasive strategies.

Make sure students are using their Persuasion Map as a guide

Writers must have facts to support each opinion.

Students will need to write an interesting beginning and ending.

Students will be encouraged to read their paragraphs to and provide feedback to other pairs of students.

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