Arranging writing in a logical order is an important skill for students. It helps to clarify their thoughts and gives their writing more impact. This packet explains chronological order, spatial order, order of process and order of importance with examples and practice questions in each area
LOGICAL ORDER INFORMATION SHEET
Each of the four organizational forms, chronological, spatial, process, importance, is defined with detailed examples and explanations. The two-page guide can be used as a handout or overhead but should be read and discussed before the exercises are assigned.
LOGICAL ORDER EXERCISES
While the entire three-page exercise sheet can be assigned as one independent work packet, the teacher may want to read and work on the selection on page one in class, answering the first two questions together. Questions three through six should be assigned as independent work. Because each of the last four questions represents a different order, it would help the students to have experience with all four questions.
If time is a problem, however, the teacher can allow the students to choose one of the last four questions as a single writing assignment. The writings could be reviewed and edited in small groups before submitting them to the teacher.