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Purpose Determines Format

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Recognize that purpose determines text format. SPI 0601.6.7


Links verified on 6/20/2014

  1. Activities in Writing Purpose Statements - Critique purpose statements
  2. An Agreement - A contract between parties with a quiz about the meaning and purpose of said agreement.
  3. A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing
  4. Comparative Exercise - find all the features unique to the text format.
  5. Creating an Argument Structure - a three page MS Word document on the two main parts to creating an argument structure A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  6. Creating a Strong Written Argument - A strong argument has a recognizable structure - especially for a timed essay like the SAT's. The chart at this site presents this structure and relates it to these key terms that the SAT clearly emphasizes.
  7. Critical Reasoning Warm-ups - These are warm-ups for people who are somewhat familiar with critical reasoning questions. These questions are a good way to start your brain thinking before you answer the real questions.
  8. Letter styles - explanations of various types of letters [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  9. Modes of Writing - definitions of various modes of writing
  10. Personal Business Block Style Letter With Open Punctuation Example - different examples of formatting styles
  11. Prewriting Tactics (6-8) - organize and group related ideas. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Prewriting Techniques - from Friends University Writing Center [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Purpose for Writing - a lesson about the main reason that people create documents
  14. Purposes in Writing - explanation of various purposes from writers' point of view
  15. Step-by-step Guide to Brainstorming - an effective way to generate lots of ideas and then determine which idea(s) best solves the problem
  16. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Writing with a sense of purpose - lesson with practice

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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