But these are not exclusively patterns of organization. As Hacker herself says, these patterns are "sometimes called " Randall Decker uses the same patterns to group essays in our reader, and he calls them "patterns of exposition." A slightly more formal term you may run across is "rhetorical modes." These patterns (or methods or modes) are partially patterns of organization, and partially patterns of developmentthat is, sometimes they help you organize content; other times they help you find content.
You do need to see, though, that imposing order on information makes the information easier to talk about, easier to understand, and easier to remember. If you choose a clear, recognizable pattern (on the level of the single paragraph, and also on the level of the whole essay body), you guide yourself in selecting details and choosing transitions, and you also guide your reader in discovering relationships that connect things, that make things seem more coherent. [See the section on .]
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Observe students for their participation during the exploration and discussion of Tans essay and their own language use. In class discussions and conferences, watch for evidence that students are able to describe specific details about their language use. Monitor students progress and process as they work on their lilteracy narratives. For formal assessment, use the . Ask students to complete the to reflect on their exploration of language and their literacy narratives.