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***HOMEWORK PAGES CHANGE BASED ON HOW MUCH WE GET DONE IN CLASS; CHECK BACK DAILY FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION***
**Students should read their personal reading books for AT LEAST 30 minutes each night!**
Monday, December 3rd- Bell Ringer (SSR), Mini-lesson on expository writing and topic selection, writing topics chart (completed in class, lists favorites), purposeful writing topics, share time.
Tuesday, December 4th- Bell Ringer (discussion of bus riding experiences), WRITING DAY!, "Eccentric on The Bus" (should have been completed in class).
Wednesday, December 5th- Reading Specialist: Expository handouts from class today; 1. List of what an expository writing paper should include. 2. 1 good writing sample that shows exactly what an "A" paper should look like. Discussion of how expository writing can have voice without using opinion!
Thursday, December 6th- Continue working on expository writing samples and choose a topic for the expository paper. **TOPICS SHOULD BE SELECTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!** I will conference with students tomorrow to see what topics they are considering!
Friday, December 7th- Adding details to expository writing, practice adding details, small group conferences to check for understanding and monitor topic selections.