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4 Steps: Phase IV

With 4 Steps: Phase IV, two Concrete Details (CD’s) are added to each paragraph, so the stories you tell must have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

(note: for Phase IV the book you read must have a plot)

(indent—->)The most interesting/important thing that happened to me today, January 18, 2011, was ____________________________________________________________(basic description of activity), and it was __________________________________________________(adjective). It all started at/around __________________________ (time) at/in _________________________ (place) when _________________________ (characters) __________________________________________________________________________________ (detailed description of beginning activity).  Next, ______________________________________________________________________________ (detailed description of the middle of activity).  Finally, __________________________________________________ (detailed description of the end activity). This activity was ____________ (adjective) because ____________________________________________________________________________.

(indent—->)However, not only did I ____________________________ (activity) I also read ___________________________ (title of book), by ___________________________ (author’s name), pages __________________________________ (at least 10 pages) in which ______________________________________________ (basic description of what you read about). The part I read today started at/around _________________________ (time) at/in ___________________________ (place) when __________ (characters) __________________________________________________________________________________ (detailed description of beginning activity).  Next, ______________________________________________________________________________ (detailed description of the middle of activity).  Finally, _____________________________________________________________________ (detailed description of the end activity). This part was _______________________________(adjective) because ____________________________________________________________________________.

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enps student 710’s 4 Steps

Today, October 15, 2010, I went to my friend 709’s house, and after we got done with our homework we started to dance, and it was fun being with my friend. Please imagine jumping and winding your body or moving around.
In Where I’d like To Be, by Dovey Coe, pages 113-131, Maddie was crying because her best friend Danny got hurt, and she thought he’d die.  However, later he woke up. Please imagine yourself thinking of one of your friends got really hurt so you start crying but then you hear that he recovers.

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enps student 705’s 4 Steps

Please picture in your mind that today, November 2, 2010, I washed the dishes, threw the garbage out, and cleaned my room for my mom so she doesn’t have to do them. Can you imagine me doing some chores for my mom, so when she gets home she doesn’t have to do them? This is important to me because if I help my mom she can do something for me as well or we can have fun.
Please picture in your mind that I read The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, pages 110 – 120, and Peter and Edmund were caught in the trap of The White Witch, and they were captured and brought to her palace. Can you imagine two brothers riding their horse and suddenly the enemies catch them with up trap to keep them locked up? This is exciting because know Aslan has to go save him and if he fails, all of Narnia is doomed!

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4 Steps:Grading Sheet

Use the following as a checklist to make sure you get full credit for your 4 Step everyday!

Note: if you hand in SOMETHING the lowest score you can receive is a 1.

-3: only one paragraph

-2: forgot a period

-2: no OBVIOUS capital letter at the start of each sentence

-1: for each sentence left out

-1: isn’t signed by parent/guardian

-1: isn’t colored or colored incorrectly

-1: forgot book at home

-1: didn’t underline, capitalize or include title of book

-1: didn’t include author

-1: didn’t include pages read

-1: read less than 10 pages

-1: missing commas

-1: missing a question mark for an interrogative sentence

-1: no heading on the top of the page

-1: spelled a transition wrong (e.g.Please picture in your mind… Can you imagine… According to the text…)

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Please picture in your mind that today, October 20, 2010, I had a great day because I got the chance to do all of my homework in school, and I had a half day! Can you imagine a hard working student finishing their homework less than two hours? This is important to me because I finished my tasks, now I feel accomplished.

Please picture in your mind that in Losing Joe’s Place mid-chapter article was about Don and Ferguson on how they received another job. Of course, Ferguson was promoted once more in his new job and Don became jealous. Jason was still without a job. Later on, they found out that there was suspicion in town. As they relaxed at home, gun shots fired out. Can you imagine being under attack out of nowhere while you were relaxing? This is interesting because it teaches readers to be ready and aware of dangers.

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Please picture in your mind that today, October 30, 2010, I had a home football game at the Harrison High around 7:30 P.M., and it was an amazing event. Can you imagine a football team having their last home game and playing so hard to end the season with a win? This is really important to me because I really like football, and our football team stood as a family and never quit!

Please picture in your mind that in The Baby Sitter’s Club, by Ann M. Martin, pg’s 20 – 30, Katherine put Richard to sleep, and Richard had a dream that he was in a chocolate land. Can you imagine a little boy having the best dream that he was in chocolate land eating as many chocolate’s as he wants? This is interesting to me because I once had a dream that I was in a land with all of my favorite chocolate.

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Please picture in your mind that today, October 27, 2010, I had a bad day because it was raining and my hair was looking crazy. Can you imagine me with a tired expression and my hair looking crazy? This is important to me because my life is mostly exciting, but this particular day wasn’t.


Please picture in your mind that in The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, pages 15-20, Piper’s mom was explaining to her why she shouldn’t be flying. Can you imagine somebody’s mother raising their voice at their child for something that wasn’t worth yelling about? This was interesting to me because why would her mother yell at her for something that she can barely control.

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