A Teacher's Guide to Organizational Strategies for Thinking by Billie F. Birnie

By Billie F. Birnie

A advisor to Organizational thoughts for considering and Writing offers lecturers and scholars ten styles for arranging rules that may extend their repertoire of organizational abilities. each one development is illustrated via passages that version the method, and every is observed through an task that invitations program and perform. versions that surround a variety of subjects—literature, background, technological know-how, mathematics—are supplied for college kids within the early grades, in center tuition, and in highschool or collage. lecturers will locate the 1st a part of the e-book priceless in making plans writing guideline, not only for language arts yet for any topic that calls for English exposition. scholars, from rising to finished writers, will take advantage of studying the passages and finishing the assignments. The techniques contain six simple approaches—chronological, spatial, topical, comparability, distinction, comparability contrast—and 4 much less recognized patterns—traditional narrative, point
counterpoint, question-answer, and prolonged analogy. The e-book concludes with a lesson in modeling rhythm and rhyme in poetry. another key gains of this booklet comprise:

•Ready-to-use assignments
•A bonus lesson on modeling rhythm and rhyme
•Leads to extra resources
•An creation to modeling prose passages

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A paragraph developed in this manner focuses only on ways in which the subjects are different. It does not treat similarities. Here is an example: A breakfast on a low-fat diet looks quite different from one in which fat is no consideration. Imagine this: fresh slices of pineapple and cantaloupe accompanied by crusty toasted bread with thin slices of Swiss cheese, some marmalade, and steaming black coffee. That’s quite a switch from the traditional plate of fried ham and eggs, crisp hash browns, and hot biscuits with gravy, butter, and jam.

Some of them were fighting in silence for the right to cross the bridge which, despite their reduced number, was still 23 THE STRATEGIES too narrow to accommodate their precipitous flight. Others had rushed down the bank and were struggling across the river, crawling from one jagged cake of ice to another. And this was the Grand Army! (pp. 280–81) Model Appropriate for the Early Grades When Mama goes to town, she lets us stay with Grandmother. We like that. Mama lets us have only two cookies in the afternoon, but Grandmother lets us eat cookies until they’re all gone.

We also grow by learning—by taking as our own the beliefs and actions what we admire in others. The role we play as teachers, though, differs from the role of learners. In usual circumstances, the teacher is more experienced, the learner less; the teacher more knowledgeable, the learner less; the teacher more confident, the learner less. Teaching and learning are both active pursuits. They differ in that teaching is the pursuit of giving and learning the pursuit of receiving. If we are truly whole, we are neither always one nor the other.

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