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Intensive Writing

Course: Intensive Writing I (Mrs. Wells)
Dates: August 24-September 4, 2009
Week 1    Date    AssignmentsCool
Day 1
Monday    8/24/09


    Warm-up: First Impressions Writing Prompt Handout ( TE, p 20)

Word of the Day: Altercation (n) a noisy dispute (Test Prep Words)
 
Discuss Class Rules, policies, procedures, homework-Word of the Day story—
Teacher/Student Welcome Activities-Ice Breaker-Go around and answer “travel” question

Day 2
Tuesday   8/25/09
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Warm Up: Identifying Nouns Handout (#70)

Daily Word: Opulent: demonstrating great wealth; extravagant.

Direct Instruction: Nouns, pg 130 SE Writers Inc; also 501.1-501.5

Group Work: Writers Inc Scavenger Hunt: Process of Writing Handout  (TE, p27)

Day 3
Wednesday  8/26/09
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Daily Word: Cryptic: secret, mysterious (Test Prep Words)

Warm Up: Silent Sustained Reading and Writing + One Sentence Summary ( Demo with Wizard of Oz-Dorothy finds that everything she needed was within her all along!)
Exercise: Pronouns Pre-Test Handout, #75
Exercise: Types of Pronouns Handout, # 76

Day  4
Thursday  8/27/09
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Daily Word: Fiasco: a failure (Test Prep Words)

Warm Up: Identifying Adverbs Handout, #108
Exercise: Using Adverbs to Compare, #110
Exercise: Review Adverbs, #112

Journal Writing: Complete this sentence: The_____was quite adventurous…..

Day 5
Friday  8/28/09
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Quiz: Word of Day and Parts of Speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Adverbs)
Direct Instruction on Conjunctions
Exercises: Coordinating Conjunctions #115; Correlative Conjunctions #116     


Day
26
    12/6/07
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Mini-lesson: Introducing the Memoir
Small Groups: Review exercise on vocabulary from Night
Review for Night Test
Day
27
    12/7/07
E.2.4.2
E.2.4.6
A.1.4.2    Test: Night
   
    ESOL    
    A6,C2,C8,B13,C2,E6,A6,C2,E8,A6,C2,C8,B13,E6,E9
A6,C2,C8,A6,C2,C8,A6,C2,C8,A6,C2,E8, G9

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