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April 29, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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-Students will finish writing a first draft of the 6-paragraph persuasive letter. Students should be reminded to follow the outline provided on the Persuasive Writing website, if they did not complete this assignment on Friday or Monday. 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"
Students will need to write he first draft of the introductory paragraph and the concluding paragraph. The first rough draft including 6 paragraphs were due on Monday.

If students will type their persuasive letter and save it to the following site, access to the essay will be available at home and at school.

Genre charts will be due on 5/11. These have been kept in the student portfolio. Time was given in class today to update these charts.

Have your progress report signed, if you have not done so already.

Warm Up:
Appetizers pg. 48

Activity 1:
As students complete their first drafts, they will get 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
Call to Action- What can I do to solve this problem?

Students will work with a writing buddy they have not worked with before to check the strategies that your writing buddy is using to build their argument. Jot down their reasons in the Notes section of the "Peer Editing" handout to use as examples later.

Activity 2:
Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes focusing on any persuasive strategies used by the author.

Activity 3:
Students will update their genre charts. The completed genre charts are due Friday, May 11.

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