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April 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 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 revise their persuasive essay using the information completed on pages 2, 3, and 4 of the revising checlist handout.

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.

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.

Warm Up:
Appetizers pg. 49

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 (opinion) 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?

Activity 2:
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. The writing buddies will need to check each other's "Guidelines For Writing a Persuasive Essay," making sure the paragraphs are in the correct order and each sentence is in the correct order. Be sure to highlight the clue word in each topic and closing sentence.

Activity 3:
Students will complete pages 2, 3, and 4 of the revising checlist handout.

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