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					                Reading Goal:
                Drawing conclusions
                about characters
                and events

                Writing Goal:
                Writing a persuasive
                speech

Day 2   Day 3      Day 4    Day 5
        Day 1
   Vocabulary Words

•shoplift    • editor
•positive    • furiously
•violating   • participate
•offend      • nervously
   Drawing Conclusions
When Sarah came to school
yesterday, she had tears in her
eyes, which were puffy and red.
She didn’t want to talk to
anyone, and she sat in the back
of the classroom by herself.
Whenever somebody came
over to talk to her, she just sat
and cried.
       Team Talk Questions
1. Draw a conclusion about Darnell’s life at
   home. Does he get along with his family?
   What clues does the author provide that
   help you draw that conclusion?
2. What does Mr. Rock mean on page 6 when
   he says, “The cost doesn’t mean anything?
3. Why do you think Darnell does not want his
   mother to ask him about the newspaper?
4. Explain why Mr. Baker thinks it’s important
   for Darnell to join the newspaper staff.
                                   Team Talk Extender
              Teamwork
• Partner Reading (15 minutes)
•    Read pages 4-6 aloud with your partner.
•   Read pages 7-11 silently
•    Remember to use sticky notes for all
    words you don't know.

                                 Team
                                  Talk
                                Questions
    Team Talk Extender

What conclusions did Darnell
draw about the shoplifter?
What information did he use
to draw that conclusion?
        Vocabulary Practice
Jean-Claude was a reporter for the local newspaper.
One day, Jean-Claude’s ______ asked him to write
a report about a young man who was caught trying
to ______ a candy bar from a local store. The
young man had put the candy bar in his pocket
without paying for it.     He had been arrested.
Everybody knows that stealing is one way of
_______ the laws that protect people. Jean-Claude
thought that this report would be a _______ article
for his readers, because it would show people that
breaking the law is always a bad idea.
Fluency




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              Adventurers In Writing
                    You get to see          It keeps             It gives students
You get                                                          something to talk
to be a             ball games               students
                    and concerts.           informed.             about.
reporter.
                                                         It’s good
             It’s
                                                         for the
             fun.
                                                         school.
                                  Why should you
It gives                        join the newspaper?
you good
training.                                                   It’s
                                                            Interesting.
            It helps
            you.                           You’ll meet
                                                               You’ll hear
                       It teaches          interesting
                                                               interesting stories.
                       you to be           people.
                       better writer.
                Day 2
            Two-Minute Edit
Mr. Green asked me if i wanted to be an
 actor. I surprised him when I said, “no. I
 want to be a writer, like Dr. seuss. He
 wrote The cat in the hat. Maybe I’ll write for
 magazines like time or outdoor life. I like
 to act out my thoughts on paper.
        Day 2
   Vocabulary Words

•shoplift    • editor
•positive    • furiously
•violating   • participate
•offend      • nervously
                Team Talk
1. Why do you think Darnell doesn’t try to
   become the editor of the newspaper?
2. How does the newspaper staff select their
   editor? Is this a good method? Why do you
   think so?
3. Why do you think Ms. Seldes started the
   Corner Crew?
4. Why would Chris McKoy and the Corner Crew
   give Darnell a hard time about being on the
   newspaper staff? What clues does the author
   give you about Chris and the Corner Crew that
   help you draw that conclusion?
                                  Team Talk Extender
              Teamwork
• Partner Reading
•    Read pages 14-17 aloud with your
  partner.
•    Read pages 18-20 silently
•    Remember to use sticky notes for all
     words you don't know.
      Team Talk Extender
What do you think Darnell could do to
enjoy being on the newspaper staff?
            Vocabulary Practice
1.   After he broke his parents’ bedroom window with the
     baseball, Charlie _______ approached his dad to
     confess what he’d done.
2.   We needed one more player to have a full basketball
     team, so we asked Talia if she would _______ in the
     game.
3.   If you don’t want to ______ people or hurt their
     feelings, try being a little nicer to them, and greet
     them with a smile each day.
4.   I ______ gobbled down my dinner because my
     favorite show was going to be on TV in just a few
     minutes and my mom said I had to clean my plate
     before I could watch.
  Fluency



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        Adventures in Writing
 Today, you will write drafts of your stories.
 Make sure that you include all of the things
 you want in your draft.

Remember:
• Skip lines for rough drafts
                                   Adventures
                                       in
                                     Writing
               Day 3
           Two-Minute Edit
Megan gazed out the window of Salem
 hospital. Since she had broken her leg,
 nothing cheered her up. friends from
 hillside elementary school and milford
 middle school had signed her cast. Her
 mother’s boss at General electric company
 sent flowers. Nothing helped.
        Day 3
   Vocabulary Words

•shoplift    • editor
•positive    • furiously
•violating   • participate
•offend      • nervously
               Team Talk
1. Is Darnell a good interviewer? What clues
   do you use to draw that conclusion?
2. Why do you think Darnell lets Linda take
   charge of the interview?
3. Does Darnell enjoy the interview with Mr.
   Baker? How can you tell?
4. Do you think Darnell enjoys being on the
   newspaper staff? What makes you think
   so?
                                Team Talk Extender
              Teamwork
• Partner Reading
•    Read pages 22-23 aloud with your
  partner.
•    Read pages 24-26 silently
•    Remember to use sticky notes for all
     words you don't know.
       Team Talk Extender
What conclusion does Miss Green draw
about Darnell’s visit to Mr. Baker’s office?
What information does she use to draw
that conclusion? Would you have drawn
the same conclusion if you were Miss
Green? Why or why not?
       Vocabulary Practice
All of Darnell’s friends had decided to join the
Boy Scouts, and since he didn’t enjoy being
lonely, Darnell decided to _______ as well.
He thought that being in the Boy Scouts
might be a ______ thing to do, because it
would keep him out of trouble in the
afternoons. The problem was, though, that
Darnell had done something to _____ Tre’s
dad, the leader of the Boy Scouts. Darnell
had laughed at the funny tie Tre’s dad had
been wearing one day.           Later, Darnell
______ knocked on Tre’s door, hoping that
Tre’s dad wouldn’t be mad.
    Fluency



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Adventures in Writing




            Adventures
                in
              Writing
              Day 4
          Two-Minute Edit
Then, uncle Bert called. As a boy uncle
bert had fixed lamps at Ed’s electric shop.
Later, he worked his way through amherst
college by fixing computers for davis
electronics service. Now he was president
of American robot company. He said,
“tomorrow, prepare to meet your weirdest
friend ever.”
        Day 4
   Vocabulary Words

•shoplift    • editor
•positive    • furiously
•violating   • participate
•offend      • nervously
                   Team Talk
1.   What does Larry mean when he says that he doesn’t
     want to take the insurance money into the pizza
     place? What clues from the story help you draw
     conclusions?
2.   The guard outside the bank probably has his gun out
     because-
3.   Does Darnell think Larry is mean enough? Why is
     this important? Use evidence from the text to
     support your answer.
4.   Why do you suppose Darnell thinks Mr. Thrush
     doesn’t like him? Use what you know about Darnell
     and Mr. Thrush to support your answer?
                                       Team Talk Extender
                Teamwork
•   Partner Reading
•   Read pages 29-30 aloud with your partner.
•   Read pages 31-33 (paragraph 6) silently.
•   Remember to use sticky notes for all
      words you don't know.
      Team Talk Extender
Why do you think the author notes that the
insurance woman is a white woman? Do
you think she would have treated Darnell
and Larry better if they were not black?
Why or why not?
            Vocabulary Practice
1.   The store clerk caught me when I tried to _______ the
     pack of gum by hiding it in my backpack, but she let
     me go when I said I was sorry.
2.   If you want to help your partner become a better writer,
     it’s good to give him or her ______ remarks about
     writing before you tell him what you don’t like about it.
3.   I ______ waited in my room while my parents decided
     what my punishment would be for spilling paint in the
     garage.
4.   After working as a reporter at the local paper for 6
     years, Stuart finally got to be an ______ and looked
     forward to telling other writers what to write about.
         Vocabulary Practice
5. I didn’t mean to ______ you or hurt your
   feelings when I said you walked funny.
6. When they grounded her, Paulina’s parents
   warned her against ______ their rules by
   sneaking out after dinner?
7. If you get bored after school, there are many
   activities you can ______ in, like joining the
   band, taking part in a soccer league, or joining
   a youth club.
8. After hitting the baseball only a short distance,
   the player ran ______ toward first base,
   hoping to get there before he was out.
      Fluency




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Adventure’s in Writing
                        Day 5
• Test Day!
     • Take your time!
     • Check over your answers
     • Did you answer all questions in complete
       sentences?


• Adventures in Writing
     • Check spelling

				
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