IWBAT define and identify a variety of effective and coherent organizational patterns, including chronological order, comparison and contrast, order of importance, climactic order, organization by categories, and arrangement by spatial order.
|Disorganization leads to a lack of clarity and CHAOS!|
|Organization makes it easy to find and understand things.|
1. Do Now: Play Rags to Riches to review grammar skills: Click Here
2. Create Your Mini-Book: Follow Mr. T's directions to construct a mini-book that will become your organizational patterns reference.
- If you are creating your mini-book outside of class, you can follow the directions given here.
3. Learning the Organizational Patterns: Write the descriptions of each organizational pattern in your mini-book on the assigned pages, using the information given below.
- (page 2) Organizational Patterns:
- When writing, it is important to sequence ideas in an order that makes sense
- There are several different patterns that could be used to organize writing, but it depends on your topic and purpose.
- There are many different organizational patterns in writing.
- (page 3) Chronological Order:
- events happen in time order, or sequence
- example: Many stories and most biographies are written in time order, from first to last. Directions/instructions are also written in sequence.
- (page 4) Comparison and Contrast:
- shows how two or more things are alike and different
- example: A report about moths and butterflies could be organized this way.
- (page 5) Order of Importance:
- puts facts and details in order starting with the most important
- example: A letter to the editor giving people reasons to vote for a certain candidate might start with the best reason first.
- (page 6) Climactic Order:
- puts the most important facts and details last
- example: In a mystery story, the detail about the person who committed the crime goes at the end.
- (page 7) Arrangement by Spatial Order:
- puts things in order based on their location.
- example: An essay about California’s geography could start by discussing the landforms of Northern California and then move south.
- (page 8) Organization by Categories:
- groups similar things into larger categories.
- example: A report about four different kinds of trees could also classify each tree as either evergreen or deciduous (leaf-shedding).
- You will read through several passages: Click Here
- For the passages you practice together, you will answer on Socrative.
- As you read, ask yourself which pattern the author used when writing the passage. Use your mini-book to help you. Then, select the pattern on your answer sheet.
- You will grade your own answers and mark the ones you missed.
- You will have the remaining time in class to determine the correct organizational pattern of the ones you missed. This second grade will be your final grade.
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