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The Modes of Discourse. Bell Work: 9-11-14 Parts of speech. A noun is person, place, animal, thing, or idea. A verb shows action. For example: Ms. Dorra teaches English at Fordson High school. The nouns in this sentence are: Ms. Dorra, English, and Fordson High School. The verb is: teaches

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bell work 9 11 14 parts of speech
Bell Work: 9-11-14Parts of speech

A noun is person, place, animal, thing, or idea.

A verb shows action.

For example: Ms. Dorra teaches English at Fordson High school.

The nouns in this sentence are: Ms. Dorra, English, and Fordson High School.

The verb is: teaches

Now, create your own sentence with at least one noun and one verb.

modes of discourse discourse written or spoken communication or debate
Modes of Discourse:Discourse: written or spoken communication or debate
  • Narration
  • Description
  • Process Analysis
  • Exemplification
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Classification and Division
  • Definition
  • Cause and Effect
narration
Narration
  • Refers to telling a story or recounting a series of events.
      • It can be based on personal experience or on knowledge gained from reading or observation.
    • Narration typically includes concrete details, a point of view, and sometimes elements of dialogue (conversation).
  • Writers use narration as a way to enter into their topics.
    • Ie: anecdote
description
Description
  • Is similar to narration because both use specific details.
    • However, unlike narration, description emphasizes the senses by painting a picture of how something looks, sounds, smells, tastes, or feels.
  • Used to establish a mood or atmosphere. A clear vivid description can make writing more persuasive.
process analysis
Process Analysis
  • Explains how something works, how to do something, or how something was done.

The key to successful process analysis is clarity: - It’s important to explain a subject clearly and logically, with transitions that mark major steps, stages, or phases of the process.

  • Many self help books are essentially process analysis.
exemplification
Exemplification
  • Providing a series of examples--facts, specific cases, or instances--turns a general idea into a concrete one; this makes your argument both clearer and more persuasive to a reader.
comparison and or contrast
Comparison and/or Contrast
  • A common pattern of development is comparison and contrast:
      • juxtaposing two things to highlight their similarities and differences
  • Writers use comparison and/or contrast to analyze information carefully, which often reveals insights into the nature of the information being analyzed.
classification and division
Classification and Division
  • It is important for readers as well as writers to be able to sort material or ideas into major categories.
  • By answering the question, “What goes together and why?” writers and readers can make connections between things that might otherwise seem unrelated.
definition
Definition
  • So many discussions depend upon definition. Defining a term is often the first step in a debate or disagreement.
cause and effect
Cause and Effect
  • Analyzing the cause that lead to a certain effect or, on the other hand, the effects that result from a cause is a powerful foundation for argument.
  • Since causal analysis depends upon crystal clear logic, it is important to carefully trace a chain of cause and effect and to recognize possible contributing causes.
in your groups
In your groups…
  • Come up with a thorough and clear example of your assigned mode of discourse.
  • We will share in the discussion circle.
  • HW:
    • Choose one mode of discourse, and create a written response no more than 1 paragraph. With a highlighter, highlight the elements of that mode.