Writing To Explain Why Using Thinking Maps

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Writing To Explain Why Using Thinking Maps

  1. 1. Writing to Explain Why using Thinking Maps
  2. 2. Day 1
  3. 3. Prompt: <ul><li>Everyone has a favorite food. Think about something that you like to eat more than anything else. Tell what your favorite food is and give reasons why it is your favorite. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>#1.Think about a favorite food that you would like to eat. Write the name of that food in the center of the circle map. </li></ul>Pizza Example A
  5. 5. <ul><li>#1.Think about a favorite food that you would like to eat. Write the name of that food in the center of the circle map. </li></ul>Sushi Example B
  6. 6. <ul><li>#2. In the outside circle think of reasons why you like this food so much. </li></ul>Pizza Example A crunchy crust melts in my mouth easy to eat different toppings lots of cheese
  7. 7. <ul><li>#2. In the outside circle think of reasons why you like this food so much. </li></ul>Sushi Example B zesty taste of wasabi fun to eat with chopsticks fresh tasting texture seems adventurous healthy
  8. 8. <ul><li>#3. Select your three best reasons why you like this food so much. </li></ul>Pizza Example A crunchy crust melts in my mouth easy to eat different toppings lots of cheese
  9. 9. <ul><li>#3. Select your three best reasons why you like this food so much. </li></ul>Sushi Example B zesty taste of wasabi fun to eat with chopsticks fresh tasting texture seems adventurous healthy
  10. 10. #4. Write your reasons in the order of importance on your flow map. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A
  11. 11. #4. Write your reasons in the order of importance on your flow map. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B
  12. 12. #5. Now write an opening paragraph that tells your choice and mentions you have reasons for the choice . cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much.
  13. 13. #5. Now write an opening paragraph that tells your choice and mentions you have reasons for the choice . wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food.
  14. 14. #6. Under each box explain what you mean and give an example of each. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. Piled high with gooey cheese Pizza hut visit Cheese was stringy Light as a potato chip From first bite to last great with tomato paste Enjoy choice Mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni variety
  15. 15. #6. Under each box explain what you mean and give an example of each. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. Made eyes burn. gives zing Interesting texture-melts Enjoy challenge Sometimes drop Getting better No fat Not cooked in oil Nutritious and lean Japanese diet
  16. 16. Day 2
  17. 17. #7. Decide on good transition words and phrases to move ideas from one reason to the next. Write on top of boxes. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. Piled high with gooey cheese Pizza hut visit Cheese was stringy Light as a potato chip From first bite to last great with tomato paste Enjoy choice Mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni variety My first reason In addition Last, and most important
  18. 18. #7. Decide on good transition words and phrases to move ideas from one reason to the next. Write on top of boxes. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. Made eyes burn. gives zing Interesting texture-melts Enjoy challenge Sometimes drop Getting better No fat Not cooked in oil Nutritious and lean Japanese diet One reason Another reason Finally
  19. 19. #8. Write a closing paragraph of at least two sentences. It should tell your choice and restate your reasons for the choice. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. Piled high with gooey cheese Pizza hut visit Cheese was stringy Light as a potato chip From first bite to last great with tomato paste Enjoy choice Mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni variety My first reason In addition Last, and most important Pizza has to be the best food a person can eat. Can you think of any other food that is so cheesy and crunchy, yet offers such a variety of toppings?
  20. 20. #8. Write a closing paragraph of at least two sentences. It should tell your choice and restate your reasons for the choice. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. Made eyes burn. gives zing Interesting texture-melts Enjoy challenge Sometimes drop Getting better No fat Not cooked in oil Nutritious and lean Japanese diet One reason Another reason Finally As you can see I truly love sushi. It has that exciting wasabi taste. It offers the fun challenge of eating with chopsticks. Still, it is one of the healthiest menu choices I could make.
  21. 21. #9 Now Orally Rehearse <ul><li>With a partner tell what you are going to write using your flow map. </li></ul>
  22. 22. #9. Orally rehearse. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. Piled high with gooey cheese Pizza hut visit Cheese was stringy Light as a potato chip From first bite to last great with tomato paste Enjoy choice Mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni variety My first reason In addition Last, and most important Pizza has to be the best food a person can eat. Can you think of any other food that is so cheesy and crunchy, yet offers such a wide variety of toppings?
  23. 23. #9. Orally rehearse. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. Made eyes burn. gives zing Interesting texture-melts Enjoy challenge Sometimes drop Getting better No fat Not cooked in oil Nutritious and lean Japanese diet One reason Another reason Finally As you can see I truly love sushi. It has that exciting wasabi taste. It offers the fun challenge of eating with chopsticks. Still, it is one of the healthiest menu choices I could make.
  24. 24. Day 3
  25. 25. #10 Now Write! <ul><li>Write your story using your flow map. </li></ul>
  26. 26. #9. Orally rehearse. cheesy crunchy crust different toppings Example A I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. Piled high with gooey cheese Pizza hut visit Cheese was stringy Light as a potato chip From first bite to last great with tomato paste Enjoy choice Mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni variety My first reason In addition Last, and most important Pizza has to be the best food a person can eat. Can you think of any other food that is so cheesy and crunchy, yet offers such a wide variety of toppings?
  27. 27. <ul><li>I like pizza better than any other food. Let me tell you several reasons why I enjoy pizza so much. </li></ul><ul><li>My first reason is that pizza is cheesy. Whenever I order it there are piles of gooey cheese on top. The last time we went to Pizza Hut we had more cheese than ever before. It was so cheesy that strings of cheese stretched from the pizza to my mouth every time I took a bite. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to this , pizza has a crunchy crust. It is flaky and light as a potato chip. The crispy crust tastes perfect with the tomato paste. I like it when my pizza stays crunchy from the first bit to the last. </li></ul>Example A
  28. 28. <ul><li>Last and most important, pizza offers a variety of toppings. I like having a choice when I eat and still have the predictability of having my favorite food. I usually go for mushrooms, black olives, and pepperoni. Though other times I order a pizza with feta cheese and spinach with ham, or something else entirely. </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza has to be the best food a person can eat. Can you think of any other food that is so cheesy and crunchy, yet offers such a wide variety of toppings? </li></ul>Example A
  29. 29. #9. Orally rehearse. wasabi taste chopsticks healthy Example B If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. Made eyes burn. gives zing Interesting texture-melts Enjoy challenge Sometimes drop Getting better No fat Not cooked in oil Nutritious and lean Japanese diet One reason Another reason Finally As you can see I truly love sushi. It has that exciting wasabi taste. It offers the fun challenge of eating with chopsticks. Still, it is one of the healthiest menu choices I could make.
  30. 30. <ul><li>If I had my choice of any food I would pick sushi. I just started eating sushi fairly recently. There are some specific reasons why I like sushi better than any other food. </li></ul><ul><li>One reason I love sushi is the zesty taste of the wasabi. Wasabi is a delightful, hot tasting paste that disolves beautifully in soy sauce and is eaten with sushi. The first time I had wasabi I could hardly stand it. My eyes were watering badly because it was so hot. But now, I really enjoy the tasty zing of wasabi. </li></ul>Example B
  31. 31. <ul><li>Another reason I like eating suhi is that I enjoy the challenge of eating with chopsticks. I have not perfected this skill yet and sometimes I drop my sushi in my wasabi and splash soy sauce all over the place, but it is fun trying to master this oriental skill. I am slowly getting better at it. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally I like to eat sushi because it is such a healthy food. It seems everyone is worried about grease and fat. Sushi has neither of these. It is a nutritious lean meat. The Japanese who eat it regularly are known for their long healthy lives. </li></ul>Example B
  32. 32. <ul><li>As you can see I truly love sushi. It has that exciting wasabi taste. It offers the fun challenge of eating with chopsticks. Still, it is one of the healthiest menu choices I could make. </li></ul>Example B

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