Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
CHAPTER 7: CLASSIFICATIONCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: determine a clear basis for classifying a topi...
WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?   When you classify, you divide something into different    categories according to some basis. ...
WRITING THE CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH IN STEPS   PrewritingClassification—how to generate and develop    ideas for your cl...
PREWRITING A CLASSIFICATION   First, pick a topic and then choose a basis for your    classification.   Brainstorming a ...
PLANNING CLASSIFICATION   Effective Order in Classifying     Afteryou have a topic sentence and a list of details,      ...
DRAFTING AND REVISING CLASSIFICATION   Transform your outline into a first draft by writing the    topic sentence and the...
PROOFREADING CLASSIFICATION   Check for errors in spelling, grammar, and    punctuation.   Lines of Detail: A Walk-Throu...
WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?A.   Explains how to do something.B.   Tells a story.C.   Shows a reader what a person, place, thin...
WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?A.   Explains how to do something.B.   Tells a story.C.   Shows a reader what a person, place, thin...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BASIS FOR ACLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ABOUT YOUR CLASSMATES?  A.   How well you kn...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BASIS FOR ACLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ABOUT YOUR CLASSMATES?  A.   How well you kn...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THREE BASIS-RELATED CATEGORIES FOR A CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ?  A.   Cheap and ex...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THREE BASIS-RELATED CATEGORIES FOR A CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ?  A.   Cheap and ex...
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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Explain classification.Discuss hints for writing a classification paragraph.
  • Discuss the steps to writing a classification paragraph.
  • As a class, choose a topic for a classification paragraph. Then choose a basis for the classification and come up with at least three categories. As a class, develop a topic sentence for the classification paragraph.
  • As a class, create an outline for the classification paragraph.Review the checklist for revising the classification outline.
  • Model writing a first draft of the classification paragraph.Allow students to assist with adding transitions.As a class, review the checklist for revising the draft of a classification paragraph.
  • As a class, proofread classification paragraph.Review Lines of Detail, Topics for Writing, and Topics for Critical Thinking.
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    1. 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    2. 2. CHAPTER 7: CLASSIFICATIONCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    3. 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: determine a clear basis for classifying a topic, develop at least three basis-related categories, and write a classification paragraph by devising key supporting details for each category.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    4. 4. WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION? When you classify, you divide something into different categories according to some basis. Hints for Writing a Classification Paragraph 1. Divide your subject into three or more categories or types. 2. Pick one basis for classification and stick with it. 3. Be creative in your classification. 4. Have a reason for your classification.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    5. 5. WRITING THE CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH IN STEPS PrewritingClassification—how to generate and develop ideas for your classification paragraph Planning Classification—how to organize your ideas for your classification paragraph Drafting and Revising Classification—how to create, revise, and edit rough drafts of your classification paragraph Proofreading Classification—how to proofread and make one final check of your classification paragraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    6. 6. PREWRITING A CLASSIFICATION First, pick a topic and then choose a basis for your classification. Brainstorming a Basis for Classification  Brainstorm  Survey the list  Select the basis for classification  Come up with at least three categories Matching the Points Within the Categories Writing a Topic Sentence for a Classification ParagraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    7. 7. PLANNING CLASSIFICATION Effective Order in Classifying  Afteryou have a topic sentence and a list of details, create an outline. Checklist for Revising the Classification OutlineCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    8. 8. DRAFTING AND REVISING CLASSIFICATION Transform your outline into a first draft by writing the topic sentence and the details in paragraph form. Transitions in Classification Checklist for Revising the Draft of a Classification ParagraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    9. 9. PROOFREADING CLASSIFICATION Check for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment Topics for Writing a Classification Paragraph Topics for Critical Thinking and WritingCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    10. 10. WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Tells a story.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Divides something into different categories according to some basis.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    11. 11. WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Tells a story.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Divides something into different categories according to some basis.write a classification paragraph by devising keysupporting details for each category.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    12. 12. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BASIS FOR ACLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ABOUT YOUR CLASSMATES? A. How well you know your classmates. B. Classmates that you know well. C. Classmates that you know fairly well. D. Classmates that you don’t know well at all. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    13. 13. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BASIS FOR ACLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ABOUT YOUR CLASSMATES? A. How well you know your classmates B. Classmates that you know well. C. Classmates that you know fairly well. D. Classmates that you don’t know well at all. Determine a clear basis for classifying a topic Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    14. 14. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THREE BASIS-RELATED CATEGORIES FOR A CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ? A. Cheap and expensive players B. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers C. Age D. Cheese, pepperoni, and medium pizzas Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    15. 15. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THREE BASIS-RELATED CATEGORIES FOR A CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH ? A. Cheap and expensive players B. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers C. Age D. Cheese, pepperoni and medium pizzas develop at least three basis-related categories Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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