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April 22, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007

Homework:
Reading- Read for 30 minutes and complete an entry on your reading log answering the 5Ws. If you have turned in documentation for reading 25 books, you no longer must maintain a daily reading log.
Night Write-Using the completed persuasion maps, students will begin writing a first draft of the 4 middle paragraphs essays. Students should be reminded to follow the outline provided on the Persuasive Writing website, if they did not complete this assignment on Thursday. Students should use the following persuasive verbs: may, could, must, should, ought, and would. Students should be reminded to follow the outline provided on the Persuasive Writing website or "How to Write a 5-Paragrasph Persuasive Essay"
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/pers.html
Students will need to write he first draft of the introductory paragraph and the concluding paragraph. The first rough draft including 6 paragraphs will be due on Monday.

Have your progress report signed.

Activity 1:
Have students access the Persuasive Writing website independently or with a partner to further introduce them to this genre of writing. This website is an excellent resource that walks students through the process of writing a persuasive essay. Students should take notes on the three main sections of a persuasive essay (i.e., introduction, body, and conclusion).

Activity 2:
Label three sheets of chart paper with the three main sections of a persuasive essay. Once students have finished reviewing the website and taking notes, have each student add a detail from his or her notes to the appropriate sheet of chart paper.

Activity 3:
Review with students the main components of a persuasive essay as presented by students on the chart paper.

Activity 4:
Students will meet with their writing buddy to make sure the graphic organizer and the 4 middle paragraphs are completed correctly. Using the information gathered during the research time, students will create a thesis statement, the three main reasons to support their thesis, and facts and examples to validate each reason.
Students must state their problem/issue in the center of their graphic organizer. The 4 key words that will facilitate the completion of this graphic organizer are:
Describe the Problem
Cause
Effect
Call to Action- What can I do to solve this problem?

Students are to transfer their graphic organizer to MS Word, save, and print.

Activity 2:
Using the completed graphic organizer, students will begin writing a first draft of their essays. Students should be reminded to follow the outline provided on the Persuasive Writing website or "How to Write a 5-Paragrasph Persuasive Essay"
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/pers.html

Activity 3:
As students complete their first drafts, they will get with their writing buddy for peer review and conferencing.

Activity 4:
Students should continue with the writing process as they work through revising their first draft.

Activity 5:
Students can then meet with a different peer for additional feedback using the “Conferencing with a Peer” handout, if time allows.

letter generator

http://readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/

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