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  • 1. Chapter 6: Following the Author’s Thought Patterns
  • 2. What is a Thought Pattern?
    • It is the way an author organizes the information.
  • 3. Why is it important for me to recognize the author’s thought pattern?
    • If you can recognize the way a passage is organized,
      • You will be able to make accurate predictions
      • You can make better study charts/ notes for review
  • 4. There are 6 Common Thought Patterns
    • Illustration/ Example
    • Definition
    • Comparison/Contrast
    • Cause/ Effect
    • Classification
    • Chronological Order/ Process
  • 5. Group Work: Jigsaw
    • I will split the class up into 6 groups.
    • Each group is responsible for
      • Teaching the concept to the class
        • What are the characteristics?
        • When is that type of organization used?
      • Providing an example
      • Choosing an exercise to do with the class (from the book or original)
  • 6. Other Useful Patterns of Organization (pages 216- 218)
    • Statement and Clarification
    • Summary
    • Addition
    • Spatial Order
  • 7. Statement and Clarification
    • Indicates that information explaining an idea or concept will follow
    • Corrects misconceptions
    • Prove a statement with additional details
  • 8. Summary
    • Indicates that a condensed review of an idea or piece of writing will follow
    • Provides key points
    • Textbooks summarize research that supports main points
    • Shakespeare texts often summarize acts or scenes
  • 9. Addition
    • Indicates that additional information will follow
    • Similar to clarification, but expands, not just explains
  • 10. Spatial Order
    • Describes physical location or position in space
    • Used only in certain disciplines
      • Directions
      • Photography
      • Setting
      • Auto tech
  • 11. Remember: Use Transition Words
    • Recognize which transition words are used with each organizational structure.
    • Use appropriate transition words in your own writing.
  • 12. Homework
    • You will have a vocab and a CH. 6 review quiz next week. I suggest you review.
      • Chapter 6 Mastery Tests 1 and 2
      • Write one paragraph based on the organizational pattern assigned to your group and one based on a pattern of your choice about a topic of your choice. Use a graphic organizer before writing.
  • 13. Research Project
    • Begin your project. Choose a topic, visit the library and ask the librarian how to get information on your topic.
    • This is an extremely important skill to have in college—one that crosses disciplines and will help you most in life no matter what you decide to do.
    • No one can stop you if you can get the right information.