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Identify and analyze the organizational structures of informational texts (e.g., chronological, sequential, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, problem-solution). 0601.6.7


Links verified on 6/16/2014

  1. Expository Organizational Patterns - information and examples of each type
  2. Ordering the Phrases - excellent interactive quiz - learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Organized Speech Writing: Speech Structure - 7 part video lesson A video is available through this link
  4. Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words - handout - defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section; four broad principles
  6. Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - a quiz with thirty multiple-choice questions and five essay questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Speech Organization - determine the most appropriate organizational pattern for a variety of extemporaneous topics
  8. Types of Organizational Patterns - explanations of the types of patterns of a speech

Cause-Effect

  1. Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships - complete the statement to create a cause and effect This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Cause and Effect Transitions - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Cause and Effect - Quia Quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
  6. Cause and Effect Sheet - Read passage online and answer questions on paper This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Cause and Effect Pretest - Short passages to read, followed by questions, after taking the pretest try another Pre test This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [these expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  9. Cause and Effect quizzes - Quiz One | Quiz Two | Quiz Three | Quiz Four | Quiz Five This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

Compare-Contrast

  1. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  2. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  3. Compare or Contrast? - Which is it? Read the sentence and decide whether you are comparing or contrasting
  4. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern - investigate picture books organized in comparison/contrast structures to discover methods of organization A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Compare/Contrast Online Activities - These activities help students read and write using compare and contrast. A good place to start would be "Help Lee Decide." After that, try "What Should Maria Do?" This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Test Tutor - compare and contrast practice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words- handout; defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  11. Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section - four broad principles
  12. Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - quiz with 30 multiple choice questions and 5 essay questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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