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1 THEA Objective #4 Idea Relationships or Author’s Writing Patterns

2 2 types of questions (skills) Idea Relationships (writing patterns) –Sequence Pattern –List pattern –Compare-Contrast Pattern –Cause – Effect Pattern –Definition / example pattern Drawing Conclusions/Making Inferences

3 Writing patterns Definition- the way the author organizes his or her information.

4 Sequence (time) Pattern- The ideas presented by the author must be in order. List ( addition) Pattern -In this pattern, the author organizes his/her information by making a list. This list need not be in any order. Definition/Example ( illustration ) Pattern -In this pattern, the author defines a particular term, idea, or concept then follows it with examples. Cause – Effect Pattern -The author explains the reason why something happened or the results of something. (the cause happens first!) Compare-Contrast Pattern -This pattern shows how two things are alike (compare) and how they are different (contrast), or both.

5 Transitional words help you identify the author’s pattern Transitions are words or phrases (like another) that show relationships between ideas. They are “bridge” words, carrying the reader across from one idea to the next:

6 Key Words that help

7 List Pattern Additional Key Words: –characteristics –elements –features –types –ways –the author may also use letters (a, b, c) or bullets to list information

8 Cause Effect Why?result Reasonconsequence Explanationoutcome THEA Cause/Effect Pattern

9 Compare-Contrast Pattern Comparison: how 2 things are alike Contrast: how they are different

10 1 Psychologists use several theories to explain different sides of human behavior. 2 Best-known is the psychoanalytic theory, which holds that people are driven largely by needs and desires that they are not aware of—the so-called “subconscious” mind. 3 Another theory, behaviorism, suggests that people’s actions are based largely on past experiences of reward and punishment. 4 We do things that brought us pleasant results in the past and avoid things that brought unpleasant results. 5 Yet another theory, “gestalt” psychology, emphasizes the role of overall patterns in our thinking. 6 For example, we find it much easier to remember a tune than a series of unconnected musical notes.

11 1 Insomniacs may envy those who have no problem sleeping. 2 However, too much sleep is also a sleep disorder. 3 There are a couple of major causes of sleeping too much. 4 One major cause of this problem is apnea, a condition associated with breathing difficulties during the night. 5 In severe cases, the victim actually stops breathing after falling asleep. 6 When the level of carbon dioxide in the blood rises to a certain point, apnea sufferers are spurred to a state of arousal just short of waking consciousness. 7 Because this can happen hundreds of times in a night, apnea patients typically feel exhausted and fall asleep repeatedly the next day. 8 Another cause of too much sleep is narcolepsy, a hereditary condition that causes victims to nod off without warning in the middle of a conversation or other alert activity. 9 Narcoleptics will often experience a sudden loss of muscle tone upon expression of any sort of emotion. 10 A joke, anger, sexual stimulation—all bring on a feeling of weakness

12 1 One reason tabloids publish untrue stories about celebrities, even though they know the celebrities might sue, is free advertising. 2 If there is a lawsuit, it will make the news, and the tabloid gains the publicity. 3 Furthermore, in a lawsuit the burden of proof is on the celebrity, not the paper. 4 Also, such lawsuits are both expensive and time-consuming. 5 A court delay, for example, can prevent a movie star from beginning work on a new project. 6 And the chances of collecting a significant amount of damages are slim. 7 Finally, tabloids publish untrue stories for the obvious reason: whether it is true or not, people love celebrity gossip—and it sells papers.

13 1 Identical twins such as Jack Yufe and Oskar Stohr share the same genes. 2 They were separated at six months of age, when their parents divorced. 3 Yufe was raised as a Jew, joined an Israeli kibbutz in his youth, and served in the Israeli navy. 4 Stohr was brought up as a Catholic and later became involved in the Hitler youth movement. 5 Despite the differences in their backgrounds, when they first met at the airport, both sported mustaches and two-pocket shirts, and each carried a pair of wire-rimmed glasses with him. 6 Both read magazines from back to front. 7 Both excel at sports and have difficulty with math. 8 And both have similar personality profiles as measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

14 Many students find it difficult to make the transition from high school to college. In high school, teachers often treat students like children. For instance, teachers may require homework to be done in a certain color ink, or they may call parents when children misbehave. On the other hand, college teachers treat students as adults. No one other than the students themselves is expected to take responsibility for learning. Also, adjusting to greater independence can be a challenge for many college freshmen. Students in high school usually live at home. In college, however, many students live on their own and have no one to answer to or depend on but themselves.

15 Events leading to alcohol abuse in the United States took place in the 18 th century. At that time, developments in agriculture had caused a surplus of grain. Farmers in the Midwest wanted to sell their surplus grain on the East Coast, which was more heavily populated. The cheapest way to do this was to transport the grain in the form of whiskey. As a result, whiskey production rose. And the increase in whiskey led to an increase in its use. Before long, alcohol consumption in the country rose to alarming proportions.

16 About 5% of all babies born alive, or 175,000 babies per year, have a significant defect. Such birth defects account for about 15% of deaths among newborns. Recall from the genetics chapters that birth defects may be caused by genetic as well a environmental factors, or by a combination of the two. According to the selection, which of the following is a result of birth defects? a.Fifteen percent of newborns die b.Five percent of babies born alive have significant birth defects c.Poor social development results.

17 Skill #4, continued Drawing Conclusions Making Inferences

18 Making inferences or Drawing Conclusions discovering ideas in writing that are not stated directly. Use hints and clues from the passage to “read between the lines”

19 Always make sure to underline the hint or clue that gave you your answer. If you have nothing to underline, your answer is wrong! All answers must be based on what was in the passage!!

20 What inferences can you make about this cartoon? Find the two inferences that are most logically based on the information it suggests. A.The couple is not likely to have a good dining experience at the restaurant. B.The couple will never eat at the restaurant. C.The restaurant was recently closed for health violations. D.Whoever is running the restaurant is not doing a good job. REAL LIFE ADVENTURES © 2006 GarLanco, Reprinted with permission of UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE. All rights reserved.

21 Based on what you read, what do you know is true?

22 The British prime minister Winston Churchill was a master of the elegant putdown. At one fancy dinner party, he was seated next to a favorite target- a woman whose political views were opposed to his own. The two argued more or less continually throughout the meal. Totally annoyed, the lady said, “Sir Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee!”. “Madam,” replied Churchill, “if you were my wife, I’d drink it.” We can conclude that Churchill….. A. Constantly put people down B. Liked to put down his political opponents C. Was rarely invited to fancy dinner parties

23 The British prime minister Winston Churchill was a master of the elegant putdown. At one fancy dinner party, he was seated next to a favorite target- a woman whose political views were opposed to his own. The two argued more or less continually throughout the meal. Totally annoyed, the lady said, “Sir Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee!”. “Madam,” replied Churchill, “if you were my wife, I’d drink it.” We can conclude that the author of the passage admires A. Churchill’s politics B. The woman’s politics C. Churchill’s wit

24 Reading a Graph Can you find the three inferences that are most logically based on the graph to the left? 1. The work force of 1900 was very different from the work force of today. 2. Before 1900, farmers made up the smallest percentage of workers. 3. In 1940, the percentages of farm workers and white-collar workers were about equal. 4. In general, as the number of farming and blue-collar workers has decreased, the number of white-collar workers has increased. 5. In 1940, blue-collar workers made up about 25 percent of the U.S. work force. 6. In the future, most U.S. workers are likely to be white-collar workers. Changes in U.S. Work Force, 1900–2010


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