C1_ Reading Strategies (PART 1).pdf - Reading and Writing Skills Notes and Compilation of Activities Learning Competency 1:Reading and Thinking

C1_ Reading Strategies (PART 1).pdf - Reading and Writing...

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Reading and Writing Skills Notes and Compilation of Activities Learning Competency 1:Reading and Thinking Strategies Across Text Types Learning Competency 1: Compare and contrast patterns of written texts across disciplines. a) Paragraph Development - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3 b) Narration - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.1 c) Description - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.2 d) Definition - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.3 e) Classification - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.4 f) Comparison & Contrast - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.5 g) Cause & Effect - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.6 h) Problem-Solution - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.7 i) Persuasion - EN11/12RWS-IIIbf-3.8 PRELIMINARY ACTIVITIES: I. Let us first check what you already know. Read the statements carefully, and determine what is being referred to, then write your answers on the blanks provided before each number. ___________1. It is a method of writing a paragraph by drawing pictures with words. ___________2. This method of paragraph development involves similarities and differences between two things. ___________3. This gives a written account of an event or story. ___________4. This is a collection of related sentences with one central idea. ___________5. This pattern of development classifies or divides people, places, things or ideas into categories. II. Can you define what a paragraph is? Try filling up this graphic organizer, with your ideas of what a paragraph is.
Part 1: Writing Paragraphs 1. The word paragraph comes from two Greek words: para which means “beyond” or “beside” and graphein which means “to write”. 2. A paragraph is a collection of related sentences with one central idea. Each sentence shows connection to other sentences in the paragraph. 3. A paragraph is an independent unit or a related unit. As an independent unit, it is complete in itself. As a related unit, it is a part of a composition that is combined with other paragraphs to make a larger composition. Whether a paragraph is an independent unit or a related unit, it has its beginning, middle and end. DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS One of the most important elements in writing is the form or structure. It is worth noting that without a solid structure in place, the content you have gathered would fall apart. After constructing an outline and writing your first draft, it is time to get on to paragraph writing. An effective paragraph shows the unity of the sentences used in developing the main idea. A paragraph is made up of the topic sentence which contains the main idea, the supporting details and the conclusion or the clinching sentence at the end. 1. Topic sentence – it reveals the main or central idea of the paragraph. It does not necessarily have to be placed at the beginning of the paragraph. It may be found in the middle of the first and the last sentence or at the end. If it is found at the end of the paragraph, it may be used as a clinching or concluding sentence.

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