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Author's Organizational Patterns
Transcript of Author's Organizational Patterns
What is an author's organizational pattern?
An autho'r organizational pattern is just a fancy way of talking about the way an author writes nonfiction text. You know it as cause and effect, compare and contrast, and chronological order, but there are many other patterns that we will soon learn about.
Create your foldable
Notes in your foldable
On the flap of your foldable, you
will write signal words that
indicate that organizational pattern.
On the other side, you will write
the definition (or what is occuring)
with that particular pattern.
1. Place your paper with A.O. Patterns facing up.
2. Fold left side of paper
over until it meets A.O.P.
3. Cut under each word
JUST on the top paper.
What does the word "signal" mean?
Cause and Effect
Definition: Describes how one
or more things cause or are
related to another.
A few more...
Compare and Contrast
Definition: Tells how facts, people, events, and/or concepts are similar and different.
Chronological Order or Sequence
Definition: Tells the sequence in which events occur in time.
*MUST BE IN A SPECIFIC ORDER.
first, second, today, not long ago,
finally, meanwhile, now
Definition: A list in NO SPECIFIC ORDER. (grocery list, list of reasons)
first, second, another, several, also
Definition: Tells the procedure or process for how something is done or created.
in order to,
Definition: Explains the meaning of a word or phrase.