If possible, similar language and analogies should be used e. Your dad promises to pick you up at four o'clock, but leaves you standing like a fool on the corner until after six. We fill out the who, which would be Josh, as a class. It feels good to breathe it after the smog of New York City. These connections with practical activity help concrete thinkers understand and appreciate abstract concepts.
Furniture is a concrete term it refers to something we can see and feel , but its meaning is still hard to pin down, because the group is so large. Kemp, Fernando, Asher , Elsevier, p. Toward the middle of our reading students begin to take ownership and do this work on their own. In addition to the difficulties listed in the last paragraph, these individuals tend to be impulsive directed in their actions by whatever is most salient in the here and now and distractible attending to events in the here and now, however irrelevant. From the beginning, we sense hot, cold, soft, rough, loud.
It's not about imagination, either. I found this narrative from Write Beside Them, also by Penny Kittle. Similarly, adults should not only explore explanations, but also explicitly describe this explanatory thought process as a way to derive explanations; they should not only explore analogies, but also explicitly describe this analogical thought process as a way to see connections; they should not only make organized connections, but also explicitly describe this organizational thought process as a way to become more organized in thinking. One should be careful, however, not to equate metaphor with abstract. I like the feeling of having my friends and classmates cheering me on. Your next step will be to practice.
In , abstract objects are considered problematic for. In other words, and to be concrete, put these things in the car while I fold the blanket. Concrete words can be easily understood by all types of people, since they are not subjected to personal interpretation. And it's in these notions of active writing that details make all the difference. Seuss books is Green Eggs and Ham, which ends with the narrator changing his mind from rejecting green eggs and ham under any circumstances to trying them and actually liking them. I can also work with certain groups if I feel they are lacking evidence from the narrative.
You will certainly come up with more concrete specifics as you draft, and more as you revise, and maybe still more as you edit. It echoes the focus in your thesis and topic sentences. However, there is no evidence that practice of this sort enhances abstract thinking in a generalizable way. For example, we get to play in front of lots of people. Therefore, attempts to facilitate increasingly abstract thinking should be made within all relevant academic areas e. It creates a good solid foundation from which you can build.
For example, this is how great philosophers, like Socrates and Plato, taught their pupils how to think abstractly. In this sense, concrete ideas are those that have relevance to action e. This video explains the use of the chart: As students are working independently on this, I can spend the time with certain students that may need pushing to understand this procedure. T … he house they bought is on the corner. Contact your top choices about the college premedical courses that you'll need for admission.
Send for catalogs and applications. I usually have students reread mentor texts a few times. Concrete and specific words clarify and illustrate between abstract and concrete words and general and specific language, blending them naturally. The sullen teenager's one-shouldered shrug connotes indifference tinged with contempt. General and Specific Terms General terms and specific terms are not opposites, as abstract and concrete terms are; instead, they are the different ends of a range of terms.
Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete. You should gather many concrete specifics in the prewriting steps of invention and discovery. For example, chemistry can be connected to cooking or medicine; mathematics can be connected to construction. This connection to action offers teachers and parents a way to make abstract ideas more concrete and therefore more understandable by showing their relevance to action. To some extent, concrete and abstract are domain specific For example, for a mathematician, concepts like exponent and equation are second nature and relatively concrete in their meaning. Thus, physiology is an abstract science; but zoology is concrete. For higher-level students, the questions focus on purpose.