Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Unit 3: Developig Paragraph Unity

On this unit we are going to learn how to develop paragraph unity.
Class Activities:

* These exercises were taken from:Using English for Academic Purposes. A Guide for Students in Higher Education. By Andy Gillett

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Writing Process

How to write an opening Paragraph. Watch the following flash movie at Brain POP. After you finish watching the video take the quiz and check how you did.

These are the stages to write a nice Paragraph!

Topic:
Choose a topic you are familiar with.

Prewriting Stage:
Collect ideas and make some notes.

Drafting Stage:
Develop notes into full sentences and write a rough draft.

Revising Stage:
Take your draft and move sentences around.
Change words to make the writing more interesting.
Read your draft out loud and get feedback from friends and family.

Proofreading Stage:
Check your spelling and grammar. Use a check speller or show it to someone else.

Publishing Stage:
Post your paragraph to your blog. Print it and show it to your teacher

These are some guidelines to help you write a good paragraph... remember this when writing your post in your blog.

Source: BrainPOP

Friday, February 8, 2008

Unit 2: Organizing Ideas

Class Activities:

  • Theme: Education

  • Reading: The Education of Frank McCourt
Reading for main ideas

Reading for details

Reacting to the reading

  • Style: the Three-Part Paragraph and Transition words and phrases:

Paragraph: Topic sentence, Supporting sentences and Concluding sentence

Paragraph exercises: Exercise 1 & Exercise 2
Topic Sentences exercises: Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6 & Exercise 7

Transitions or Signalling :Exercise 10, Exercise 11 & Exercise 12

Exercise 8 & Exercise 9

Lab Activities:

  • Blog and wiki posting
  • Writing exercises

Updating and participating at International Collaboration Ning Community

Wednesday, February 6, 2008