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1 Text Organizational Structure Flipbook
What are the ways an author can organize his or her writing?

2 EQ: What are the ways an author can organize his writing?
Set up your flipbook -What you need: 4 half sheets of paper. Directions: Fold them in half so that a little flap shows at the bottom of each page. You should have 8 flaps. Text Organizational Structures Cause and Effect Comparison/Contrast Description Sequence Classification Example page – “we do” Example page – “you do”

3 Text Organizational Structure Flipbook Cause/Effect
Comparison/Contrast Description Sequence Classification Example Page- “We do” Example Page- “You do” Setting up the flipbook Each row represents a flap of the flipbook. Students should record the titles on the flap. The following pages show the definition and examples. Students should record the definition and draw the examples of graphic organizers. Review aloud the example.

4 Cause/Effect The text shows that one event causes another thing to happen. Look for words like "because," "then," "since," and "as a result." example: It rained for the first few days of the camping trip. As a result, most of the campers were restless and wanted to go home.

5 Comparison/Contrast The text shows how ideas or things are alike or different. Look for words like "best," "more," "better," "less," "worse," "easier," and "than." example: The best time to visit the Rocky Mountains is early fall. The weather is cooler in the fall than in the summer. You will see fewer people and more animals. The fall colors are more beautiful.

6 Description When you want to paint a picture with words, use description to organize your ideas. To make the picture come alive in your reader's mind, use a lot of adjectives and describe what you would see, taste, smell, feel, or hear. Adjectives are words that describe things like "pretty," "sweet," "smooth," and "loud." example: The cellar was cold, damp, and dark. It smelled musty and old.

7 Sequence/Chronological Order
The writer places events in the order in which they happen. Sequence is also known as chronological order. Look for words like "first," "then," "next," "finally," "a few minutes later," "before," "afterward," "meanwhile," and "last year." example: First, Rhett was late getting to school. Then, he lost his homework. A few minutes later, the teacher asked him to clean out his desk. Now, Rhett thinks it will be a bad day.

8 Classification A text organized by classification groups things that are similar. This structure can be very helpful when writing research reports. example: You are writing a paper about the food groups as a pyramid. One paragraph is devoted to the benefits of fruits and vegetables. One paragraph is devoted to the benefits of breads and carbohydrates, etc.

9 Example Page- “We do” Which is better for students to use regular pencils or lead pencils? Usually teaches prefer that students use regular pencils because lead pencils distract students. They often play with the lead. Regular lead pencils do not run out of lead. Regular pencils are clearly labeled with #2, so that you know you are using the right lead when you take an important test. Regular pencils are decorated with lots of patterns, designs and sometimes even have messages printed on them. Students usually like to use lead pencils. Why? You don’t have to sharpen lead pencils. Teachers don’t like it when students get up to sharpen pencils in the middle of class. Lead pencils are “cooler” than regular pencils. Regular pencils or lead pencils which one do you think is better for students? Organizational Pattern:____________________________ Directions: Read the passage to yourself as I read it aloud Decide which map to use from below Fill in the map Highlight key words Identify the text structure

10 Example Page Directions: Your teacher will hand you a short passage.
Glue it into your flipbook Highlight key words Identify the text structure Draw a map of the organizational structure

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