Welcome/Work Plan

Welcome to the Spring 15 ESL 400/LIB 100 Academic Scholarship and Success Learning Community. Professor Diana Tedone and I are excited to work with you this semester. Let's all work closely together so that we can accomplish our goals in high spirits.  

Instructor Contact info: Jeanne Gross: gross@smccd.edu or 650-306-3416, Office Hours: M/W, 11-12 in 3-235, TH 6-7 or by appointment and Diana Tedone: tedoned@smccd.edu or 650-306-3476, Office Hours: Tues. 5pm-6pm or by appointment. Day.

AnnouncementsWebSMART, webschedule and campus email F14Turnitin.com link and instructions

ESL 400/LIBR 100 Spring 15 Work Plan 

Check daily for current info. Bring essay packet, Hacker text and electronic copies of your work to each class. 


Tuesday (LIBR 100)

Tuesday (ESL 400)

Thursday (ESL 400)





HW: Obtain/order textbooks; read Joy and identify three-five vocabulary words you would like to discuss. Know the word’s meaning & part of speech. Why did the author chose this particular word?  




Homework: Watch Create an MLA Citation for a Print Book Video and Plagiarism Video. Fill out Plagiarism and MLA Book Citation Worksheet

HW: Brainstorm a significant learning experience electronically to upload (errors and all!); bring Hacker to class

HW: Select and type the quote you will use from Alexie; write a sentence to place the quote in context, the quote and then a sentence commenting on the quote



Plagiarism and MLA Book Citations

Watch the Finding Books at the Library video and answer assignment questions.

  • Essay 1 assignment given
  • KWL+
  • Learning Center Tour 7:20-7:50
  • Diagnostic Essay in-class  


HW: Utilize KWL to read Douglass' Learning to Read and Write; identify meaningful quotes/themes and consider connections between your reading history and his experiences.



HW: Re-read the Douglass essay; read Always Living in Spanish   View Download; identify quotes/themes 



Finding Books

Homework: Watch Gale Virtual Reference Library Video and answer assignment questions.


HW: Read Selection from I am Malala: Identify quotes/themes Note: Recording of I am Malala. Also, choose two brainstorming techniques and practice them for Essay 1 assignment. 


HW: Review your notes/thoughts on E1 to draft a working ThS for sharing in class. (Note: If you are struggling with your topic/message, try one of these Brainstorming techniques



Gale Virtual Reference Library

Homework: Watch Searching Google Part I and Part II videos and answer assignment questions.

Complete Crossing Borders Annotated Bibliography


HW: Finish Essay 1, Draft 1, re-read it; bring electronically


HW: Develop your reverse outline for Essay 1 (Do you see any reorganization/revision?) Study for your Sentence Structure Quiz; do Ex. 49 on page 400



Crossing Borders Annotated Bibliography Due

oogle and Evaluating Information

Homework: Watch Wikipedia video and answer assignment questions.


HW: Complete this sentence structure practice  Download


HW: Complete Essay 1, Draft 2 for electronic upload in class



Wikipedia and Citing Websites with Easybib

Homework: Watch MLA Citing Sources in MLA Style: A Basic Introduction and How to Cite Multiple Authors in MLA Style.  Answer assignment questions.

HW: Read  Between the Sexes, A Great Divide; identify key words, quotes and themes


HW: Complete The Men We Carry in Our Minds  Identify themes/quotes





In-Text Citations

Watch Opposing Viewpoints video and answer assignment questions.


HW: Read either   A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhoodby Bernard Cooper or No Name Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston; identify quotes and themes 


HW: Draft ThS for Essay 2, type a quote you may use.



Opposing Viewpoints

Homework: Watch eBooks video and answer assignment questions.

Complete Gender Annotated Bibliography


HW: Essay 2, D1 due for electronic upload; BRING 5 MINDS TEXT! 

  • Library workshop on EasyBib and website citation in Library from 6-6:30. Extra credit! 10 points.
  • Essay 2, D1 due
 HW: , Skim/read Introduction for 5 Minds and READ your assigned chapter

SPRING BREAK: 3/23-3/27



Gender Annotated Bibliography Due


Homework: Watch “What is a Database?” video and answer assignment questions



HW: Complete Essay 2, D2 for upload; bring electronic form on Thursday

HW: Continue reading your assigned chapter of 5 Minds



Newspapers, Magazines, and Academic Journals

Homework: Watch “Peer Review in 5 Minutes” and answer assignment questions.

HW: Finalize Reflection Essay 2 and your working ThS for 5 Minds



Peer-Reviewed Articles

Homework: Watch “Academic Search Premier” video and answer assignment questions.

HW: Finalize your presentation, be sure to bring your reader to class. 

HWBegin reading Letter from a Birmingham Jail



Academic Search Complete

Homework:  Watch the SuperSearch video and answer assignment questions.


HW: Read Letter from a Birmingham Jail

HW:  Finish preparing for Letter seminar; do vocab exercises




HW:: Read Shooting an Elephant; identify two quotes to share with the class

HW: Read Shooting an Elephant, identify two quotes for sharing. You need to select a topic for Essay 3. 




Complete Ethics Annotated Bibliography

Brainstorm or first, first draft for Essay 3; use to draft a ThS for HWEssay 3 and post ThS for Essay 3

  • ESL Ceremony in Theater



Ethics Annotated Bibliography Due

More Databases!

Homework: LIBR Reflection

HW: Re-Read My Life’s Sentences by Lahiri and For Authors, Fragile Ideas Need Loving Everyday by Mosley and Directions: Write, Read, Rewrite by Sontag

HW: Work on your brainstorming; begin developing a working thesis statement; Identify quotes to use from Lahiri, Mosley and Sontag



LIBR 100 Reflection

Homework: Work on your ePortfolio

HW:  Polish your ThS for Essay 4 to share in class; type two quote sandwiches

HW: In preparation for the in-class final, so you can bring: 



  • Essay 4, in-class - Before 5/28 upload to ePortfolio
  • NOTE: LIBR 100 is cancelled on 5/26. Therefore, you can begin your Essay 4 in the Library at 6:00 or as soon as you can arrive! 
Get a head start on ENG 100--Check the bookstore for text

Vocabulary Strategies Download  My Life's Sentences: See questions and responses quotes/themes and