Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Organizational Patterns & Outlines

1. IWBAT identify and use a variety of effective and coherent organizational patterns, including:
  • chronological order (time order: first to last)
  • comparison and contrast (similarities and differences)
  • order of importance (most important thing comes first)
  • climactic order (most important thing comes last)
  • organization by categories (information given by group, category, or classification)
  • arrangement by spatial order (information given by space, location, or place)
2. IWBAT clarify my understanding of texts by creating outlines.

1. Do Now:
  • Place your homework and organizational patterns mini-book on your desk.
  • In the following form, read the passage and then select the organizational pattern.
  • When you finish, you have three options:
    • read silently
    • start or continue an activity on TeenBiz3000
    • decorate or color your organizational patterns mini-book

2. Identifying Organizational Patterns:
  • You will read a selection of short passages: Click Here
  • After reading each passage, you will select which organizational pattern you think the author has used in the writing.
  • You will submit your answers on an online quiz platform: Click Here
    • For each question, you have up to two attempts to correctly identify the organizational pattern.

3. Outlines: Watch a BrainPop video about Outlines.

4. Create an Outline: Read an informational text called "Food to Go." As you read, create an outline to clarify your understanding of the passage. You will type in a document in the Writing Portfolio of your Google Drive called My Outline for "Food to Go."

If you finish early, begin or continue an activity on TeenBiz3000.

Homework: "Food to Go"
  • Part 1: Finish your outline in Google Drive (if you didn't finish in class)
  • Part 2: Answer the 8 multiple-choice questions and write 1-2 complete sentences to explain why you have given the best answer

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