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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss definition paragraph.Explain the hints for writing a definition paragraph.
  • Discuss the steps for writing a definition paragraph.
  • As a class, pick a common slang term to define.Use questions to get details about the term.Model grouping the details to form a topic sentence for the definition paragraph on the common slang term.
  • Create an outline for the definition paragraph about common slang term.Review the checklist for revising the definition outline.
  • As a class, write the first draft.Allow students to assist with transitions.Review the Info Box,Share the sample draft.Review the checklist for revising the draft of a definition paragraph.
  • Model proofreading the definition paragraph.Make assignments using the Lines of Detail, Topics for Writing, and Topics for Critical Thinking sections.

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  • Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CHAPTER 8: DEFINITIONCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: identify formal and personal definitions, recognize abstract and concrete terms, and write a definition paragraph by defining a term according to its distinguishing characteristics.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT IS DEFINITION? A definition paragraph is one that explains what a term means to you. Hints for Writing a Definition Paragraph 1. Pick a word or phrase that has a personal meaning for you and that allows you room to develop your idea. 2. The topic sentence should have three parts. 3. Select an appropriate class or category. 4. Express your attitude. 5. Use specific and concrete examples to explain your definition.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WRITING THE DEFINITION PARAGRAPH IN STEPS PrewritingDefinition—how to generate and develop ideas for your definition paragraph Planning Definition—how to organize your ideas for your definition paragraph Drafting and Revising Definition—how to create, revise, and edit rough drafts of your definition paragraph Proofreading Definition—how to proofread and make one final check of your definition paragraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • PREWRITING DEFINITION To pick a topic, begin with some personality trait or type of person. Using Questions to Get Details  Think of questions about your term.  Answer the questions and these answers can become the details for your paragraph. The Topic Sentence  Grouping the details can help you form the topic sentence.  Once you have a topic sentence, you can begin working on the planning stage.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • PLANNING DEFINITION To make an outline, start with the topic sentence and list the grouped details. Checklist for Revising the Definition OutlineCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • DRAFTING AND REVISING DEFINITION To write the first draft, rewrite the outline in paragraph form. Transitions  Info Box: Transitions for a Definition Paragraph Sample Draft Checklist for Revising the Draft of a Definition ParagraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • PROOFREADING DEFINITION Check for errors in spelling, grammar, and word choice. Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment Topics for Writing a Definition Paragraph Topics for Critical Thinking and WritingCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT IS DEFINITION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Explains what a term means to you.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Uses specific examples to support a general point.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT IS DEFINITION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Explains what a term means to you.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Uses specific examples to support a general point.Write a definition paragraph by defining a termaccording to its distinguishing characteristics.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLEOF A CONCRETE TERM? A. fear B. surgeon C. respect D. dignity Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLEOF A CONCRETE TERM? A. fear B. surgeon C. respect D. dignity recognize abstract and concrete terms Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLEOF AN ABSTRACT TERM? A. aspirin B. surgeon C. beauty D. propeller Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLEOF AN ABSTRACT TERM? A. aspirin B. surgeon C. beauty D. propeller recognize abstract and concrete terms Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • “LOVE MEANS TRUST” IS A(N) EXAMPLE OF ____________DEFINITION. A. formal B. informal C. personal D. dictionary Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • “LOVE MEANS TRUST” IS A(N) EXAMPLE OF ____________DEFINITION. A. formal B. informal C. personal D. dictionary identify formal and personal definitions Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.