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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. Students should use the following persuasive verbs: may, could, must, should, ought, and would.

Graded Papers Returned:
5Ws and H from DEAR
Persuasive Chart

Activity 1:
Students will create a graphic organizer using Inspiration. 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.

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