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  1. Reader’s Notebook Keep your notebook up to date and bring it to class every day.

  2. You will write paragraph responses in your notebook EVERY WEEK. • You will keep a new TOOLKIT every four weeks. • You will keep a list of books you have read. Your notebook.

  3. You will have a response list glued on the first page. • You will put the date on a response you have used and date the paragraph. • Mrs. Mahre will inform you if it a open choice or a required PROMPT. RESPONSE PROMPTS

  4. Page One: response choices. • Page two-six= Talley Sheets • Page seven=WISH LIST • Page 8+ Paragraph responses. Notebook Guidelines


  6. Each week you will have at least ONE reading response. • All responses must be 5 to 8= sentences. • We apply the GO BLUE strategy. • Introduction sentence • Claim sentence • Detail sentence • Claim sentence • Detail sentence • Concluding sentence. Reading Responses:

  7. The main character in “1963” is a brave and selfless man. Jake gave up his own safety to time travel back into the past to try and alter the present.If Jake can stop the assassination of JFK, then maybe the present as we know it will be improved. Jake has to endure many obstacles.For instance, the past is “obdurate”, meaning it does not want to be changed, so many difficulties pop up, such as criminal attacks, blow outs of tires, and trees falling into the road to block his advancement. Jake even endures physical injuries to reach his goal. Response Example Yellow/introduction/conclusionRed is claim Blue are details

  8. Add examples to your Writer’s Toolbox EACH WEEK. • Action Verbs(5) • Sensory Details ( use 5 senses)(5) • Concrete Nouns (might be proper)(5) • Dialogue of interest (what a character says.)(5) • Vocabulary in Context • word----definition in your words(10 per week) Writing Response Pages.

  9. Action verbs are words that show action/ movement. • Mary ran down the road and tripped on a pothole. • You must underline 5 action verbs within 3-5 sentences Action Verbs

  10. Sensory details evoke the five senses. Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste • Mary Grace felt the soft brush of the cat’s fur upon her cheek. • You must write five example sentences taken from a novel/story. Sensory Details

  11. Concrete nouns are clearly visible to the naked eye. • The jalopy limped down the road, trailing thick, black smoke. • You must copy enough sentences to underline five concrete nouns. Concrete Nouns

  12. Dialogue is what a character says, with HOW it is said(expression) • “Get off my bed!” James yelled to his black lab, “You are wet and covered in mud.” • Five lines with punctuation and varied expression(NOT SAID.) Dialogue

  13. These are words and their context definition. Figure out the meaning by the usage in the paragraph. • YOU NEED TEN from a novel. Context Vocabulary

  14. Take out your novel. • Share one at a time in your table group: • Genre • Is it good? Why? • Write the name of an interesting shared novel in your Wish List. (Title and author) Wish List Round Robin