Learn English as a Second Language     ESL curriculum for intermediate-high level learners.
 
English and ESL Writing
Instructor: Lizz Caplan-Carbin, Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition
Curriculum and Instructional Technology
English native speaker (North American)

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Skype: LizzCap

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Section 1 | Section 2 | Section 3
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Section 1

Consider

  1. Types of Essays
    http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/Types.html
  2. Expressing doubt and uncertainty
    http://home.ust.hk/%7Eautolang/logic.htm
  3. Blueprints
    http://college.hmco.com/esl/folse/blueprints_1/1e/students/exercises/
  4. From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays | ACE Quizzes
    http://college.hmco.com/esl/folse/fgpge/1e/resources/acequizzes.html
  5. Great Essays
    http://college.hmco.com/esl/folse/ge/2e/students/activities/index.html

Practice

  1. Brainstorming
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/brainstorming.html
  2. Samples: Human expression, Something Easy
  3. Prewriting
    http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/prewriting.html
  4. Blank Brainstorming diagram
    http://www.eslflow.com/Visio-brainstorm_worksheet_cluster_diagram.pdf
  5. Tools for creating ideas
    http://creatingminds.org/tools/tools_ideation.htm
  6. Concept map
    http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/teacher_resources/inspiration_templates/organizers
    /Conceptword.html

Clustering
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_clustering.htm

 

Section 2

Consider

U-Vic's Writing Guide
http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/StartHere.html

Conjunctions

Adverbs of Frequency Quiz
http://englishmistakeswelcome.com/adverbs_of_frequency%20quiz.htm

Conjunctions
1) http://www.tameri.com/edit/conjunctions.html
2) http://www.ucalgary.ca/uofc/eduweb/grammar/course/speech/1_4c.htm
3) http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/transitions.htm

Practice

TWE Practice questions
http://www.eslbee.com/twe_practice_questions.htm

1) Subordinating conjunctions
2) Writing conjunctive adverbs
3) Conjunction practice

ESL Resources, Handouts and Exercises
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/index.html

Transitions
http://stickyball.net/writing.html

Adverbials
http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/course/speech/1_4c.htm#adverbials

10-step Essay
http://www.aucegypt.edu/academic/writers/
 
 

Section 3

Consider

Topic Sentences = Topic + Controlling Idea
http://www.eslbee.com/topic_sentences.htm

Writing Topic Sentences
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/partopic.html

Email Etiquette
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/636/01/

Practice

Techniques for Writing
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/sensen/part3/sixteen/index.html

Choose the topic sentence - 2 - 3 - 4
Remove the irrelevant sentence - 2 -

Oshima - Topic Sentences

Additional practice and information

Thinking task

Dictation   Complaint