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March 05, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Warm Up:
How can electronic techniques assist the writer in preparing and presenting?

Reading-Students are to read their chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on their reading log answering the 5 Ws.
Night Write-Describe 3 key events that show the change in Charles from the beginning of the story until the end of the story. Students will work on their oral presentation.

Activity 1:
Students will receive a guide to assist them in completing a "gift of words" for each presentation. Review of the guide will occur.

Activity 2:
Students who signed up to present today will share their story.

Activity 3:
Discuss responses to the warm up questions, making sure “before, during and after” steps are discussed. Refer to Reader’s Handbook pg. 294-305. Take a few minutes to get an idea what the story is about. What process will you complete in order to get this idea?

Activity 4:
Have you ever wondered what you were supposed to get out of a story/piece of reading? Ask yourself what you might find in the story/piece of reading. You could turn the title into a question. Have students turn the title “Charlie” into a question. Have students determine what they might find in the story. The purpose for reading the story “Charlie” might be “Who is Charles, and what is he like?

Activity 5:
Refer to the preview checklist in Reader’s Handbook pg. 295. Using the text and the overheads, preview the story by pointing out the boxes in the margin and the highlighted text. This will guide students through the previewing checklist (Reader’s Handbook pg. 295).

Activity 6:
What information did you learn in the preview? Use overhead pg. 119.The process of previewing this story should take no longer than 2 minutes. The information you gained from the previewing will help you make a plan to get the information you want about Charles. Finding out about him is your purpose for reading the story. Think of a way to get the information and to remember this information. Refer to the questions at the bottom of page 304 in Reader’s Handbook.

Activity 7:
Focus on 1 part of the story. During your reading of this story, put a sticky flag by everything that has to do with Charles. Mark what when he first appears in the story, what he says, what is said about him, and what details are given about him.

Activity 8:
How did the main character in your book chat book change from the beginning of the book until the end? When reading “Charles” you will need to look for the changes in this character. By looking at the changes in the character, you will get an idea of what the author is trying to say.

Activity 9:
Make a list of graphic organizers students have used in any of their classes. Refer to the story organizer chart in Reader’s Handbook pg. 305. Students are to set up this chart.

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