1. Topic-
Study Skills
2. Content-
Patterns of Organization
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To convey that most authors follow a pattern of organization in their writings.
2. Listing popular patterns of organization.
3. Recognizing the pattern makes it easier to understand the subject.
4. Conveying that patterns are often used in lectures as well.
5. Understanding these patterns makes it easier to take effective notes.
4. Objectives-
1. Student recognizing that patterns are used in writing.
2. Student showing the ability to distinguish different patterns.
3. Student noticing that authors at times use more than one pattern in there writing.
5. Materials and Aids-
Samples of different writings that show patterns of organization, in a format that the student could read.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Definition of different organizational patterns.
2. Examples of where such patterns would most commonly be used.

B. Development-

1. Reading examples of patterns.

C. Practice-

1. Student categorizing different examples.
2. Student giving their own example of different patterns.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Student writing short examples of patterns of organization.

G. Closure-

1. Listing different patterns of organization.
2. Asking how this would be helpful in college.
7. Evaluation-
1. Student being able to follow a pattern in their writing.
2. Student being able to notice the patterns that are being used by different writers.
8. Teacher Reflection-
1. Bring in examples of writings with patterns of organization.
2. Write an essay that follows a specific pattern.

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