Think Organise Write: Turn Thinking into Writing Using Graphic Organisers

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Think Organise Write will help students plan writing tasks using graphical organisers - visual ways of representing, organising and communicating ideas.

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Think Organise Write: Turn Thinking into Writing Using Graphic Organisers will help students plan writing tasks using graphical organisers - visual ways of representing, organising and communicating ideas. The book models how to use this planning to write full, detailed responses across a range of styles.

Features

  • An explanation of six levels of thinking skills.
  • Clear definition and purpose of each graphical organiser used.
  • Illustrations of graphic organisers.
  • 25 examples of the writing tasks using the information from the graphic organiser, highlighting key terms and language used.
  • A multi skills section: illustrating a combination of thinking levels, giving 7 examples of graphic organisers and writing.
  • A writing revision section: giving general guidelines on simple sentences, compound and complex sentences, paragraphs and editing.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Generic planning process using graphic organisers

Part 1: Thinking Skills, Graphic Organisers, Writing Tasks

Lower Order Thinking Skills

Thinking Level 1 - Knowledge [Remembering]

  1. Note-taking
  2. Story Map
  3. Timeline

Thinking Level 2 - Comprehension [Understanding]

  1. Concept Map - Spider Map
  2. Concept Map - Hierarchical Map
  3. Table

Thinking Level 3 - Application [Transferring Information]

  1. Flow Chart
  2. Persuasion Map
  3. Storyboard
  4. Y Chart Higher Order Thinking Skills

Thinking Level 4 - Analysis [Breaking Down Information]

  1. Venn Diagram
  2. Ranking Ladder
  3. Sociogram
  4. For and Against Chart
  5. SWOT Analysis
  6. Cause and Effect - Fishbone Map

Thinking Level 5 - Evaluation [Judging Information]

  1. PMI Chart
  2. Balance Bar/Scale of Bias
  3. Effects Wheel
  4. Reflective Questioning
  5. Socratic Questioning

Thinking Level 6 - Creation [Producing New Information]

  1. Reframing Matrix
  2. Scamper Chart
  3. Lotus Diagram

Multi Skills

A combination of several thinking levels [e.g. remembering, understanding, analysing, synthesising/creating, evaluating/reflecting]

  1. Mind Map
  2. KWL
  3. A-Z Organiser
  4. Planning Matrix
  5. Issues Map
  6. 5W's + H
  7. Reflective Journal

Part 2: Writing Revision

General guidelines:

  1. Simple sentences
  2. Compound and complex sentences
  3. Paragraphs
  4. Editing

Putting it all together: Writing rubrics

ISBN 9781921228957
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Anne Townsend & Anne Quill

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