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Warm Up Create different categories of animals as many as you can (ex. Mammals, reptiles) If you run out of ideas, subdivide the categories as much as you can (ex. Rodents, marsupials)
Classification By: Alan Nedellec, Danica Chase, Stacy Mai, and Sam Shibley
What is classification? ● Basic Def. : To create a list under a certain category of things ■ Example - Candy: Snickers, Goo Clusters, Gummy Bears ● Writing Def. : ● To clarify comparison of items in a category ● To divide things by characteristic (Rhetorical Devices)
How do you write a classification essay? ● Introduction ○ ○ ○ What is going to be categorized Purpose of the essay Thesis statement ■ Identification of categories ● Body Paragraphs ○ ○ First category ■ Explanation of criteria ■ Discussion of strengths and weaknesses ■ Examples that fit in the category Any other categories (three total is best) ■ Repeat same steps ● Conclusion ○ ○ Remind audience of subject and purpose Opt. Recommendation of one category over the others (Essay Tigers)
Classification Example There are many different types of food. In America there is a special group just for breakfast foods. Common foods include waffles, eggs, bacon, and sausages. They are either savory or sweet. For instance, sweet breakfast foods include waffles and most of the time even sausages. These sweet foods give out a delightful taste, makes life enjoyable and makes you happy with sugar. While some savory foods include eggs and bacon, they release a strong taste and boosts your confidence with proteins. Breakfast food categories: sweet and savory, are important to receive a well balanced breakfast and to kick start a great day. (If this paragraph was part of a full essay, other classifications to included would be lunch foods and dinner foods).
Analysis of Example: Introduction “There are many different types of food. In America there is a special group just for breakfast foods. Common foods include waffles, eggs, bacon, and sausages. They are either savory or sweet. ” ● ● ● What is the category? ○ Food is going to be the category of the classification essay What is the purpose? ○ To analyze the different kinds of categories of the breakfast group What is thesis? ○ The three underlined sentences include both the purpose and what food will be categorized into: savory or sweet
Analysis of Example: Body Paragraph “For instance, sweet breakfast foods include waffles and most of the time even sausages. These sweet foods give out a delightful taste, makes life enjoyable and makes you happy with sugar. While some savory foods include eggs and bacon, they release a strong taste and boosts your confidence with proteins. ” ● ● What is the first category? The second? ○ Sweet breakfast foods: waffles and sausage. Savory breakfast foods: eggs and bacon What are benefits/weaknesses? ○ Benefits of sweets: makes you happy. Weaknesses: sugar causes the need to have more. ○ Benefits of savory foods: Boosts your confidence, protein intake. Weaknesses: strong taste for breakfast.
Analysis of Example: Conclusion “Breakfast food categories: sweet and savory, are important to receive for a well balanced breakfast and to kick start a great day. ” ● ● What is being reminded about the topic? ○ The breakfast food categories are being reminded to the audience for closure What is being reminded about the purpose? ○ What categories have been classified into and comparing them
Conclusion ● A good, developed classification essay will include a mix of description and compare and contrast ● Purpose: to allow the audience to understand complex topics ● Lead to a deeper understanding ● Having a better understanding can provide a new insight on things or to be able to see it at a different point of view
The Rules are Simple. . . Names of movies, food, or random things will show up. Go to the poster stating the way you would classify the thing shown: underrated, just ok, overrated, or horrible. Be prepared to defend your answer.
Movies and TV
Exit ticket 1. Sort these things into 3 categories of your choosing Beyonce Kanye KE$HA Tekashi 6 ix 9 ine Mariah Carey Post Malone Shawn Mendes Cardi B Ariana Grande 1. Choose three from the list to explain why you categorized it as such
Works Cited “Rhetorical Modes. ” English Composition I , Lumen. “How to Write a Classification Essay. ” Essay Tigers , Essay. Tigers, 2019, https: //www. essaytigers. com/how-write-classification-essay. Rhetorical Methods , eng 121. net/BRB/rhetorical methods. htm#class.