Welcome/Work Plan

Greetings ESL 924/Math 110 Students! 

Welcome to this site. It is my goal to establish the most positive, challenging, joyful, enriching classroom environment possible. To support our work in  ESL 924, I will also be posting resources and assignments. This site will also be hosting your work and your ideas. As we proceed in class, please share your suggestions, questions or concerns with me after class, during office hours, or contact me by telephone or email. I want to hear from you. Contact Infogross@smccd.edu or 650-306-3416. Office Hours:  M/W, 11-12 in 3-235, TH 6-7 or by appointment


See turnitin.com page for directions

ESL 924 Spring 14 Work Plan 

Note: Check this site  for daily updates and classroom activities. Please bring your text, as well as electronic versions of your work to each session. 

Week

Monday

Wednesday

1

1/13-1/15

  • Course information and introductory activities
  • Gerund mini-lesson View Download
  • HW: Buy or order your book; complete gerunds sheet

2

1/20-1/22

HOLIDAY

3

1/27-1/29

  • Parallelism
  • Student Services sheet discussion
  • Personal Statement Samples 2, 3 and 4 reading and discussion
  • Scoring sheet
  • Learning Center Orientation, 9:30
  • HW: Read Parts of a Paragraph, pages 5, 6, Formulate and submit three questions. 
  • Topic sentences review, exercises and discussion (Did you submit question?) 
  • Reading Circles 2
  • Scholarship letters, etc. 
  • Leave class at 10:40 to go to STEM day, bring STEM sheet to class on Monday
  • HW: Read page 8 and page 11 and 14 (We will do the exercises together, so don't worry about those.) Finish your Personal Statement 

4

2/3-2/5

5

2/10-2/12

  • Scholarship Applications due on February 13, 2014 at 11:59 p.m 
  • Concluding sentences review; see ex 9 responses
  • Error correction group essay
  • Chapter 4 
  • HW: For a short quiz, read key parts of Chap 2--Intro (23), Unity (bottom of 24), Coherence (bottom of 26) Repetition of key nouns (top of 27) and top of 29, Consistent Pro (top of 30) Transition signals (bottom of 31) 

6

2/17-2/19

HOLIDAY

  • Key concepts of Chapter 2: Unity and Coherence
  • Chapter 5 discussion and analysis
  • Essay 1  Work
  • Essay 1 discussion
  • Quiz on Chapter 1 and 2 (just the parts you read on HW 2/12)
  • HW: Draft Essay 1 for Monday; bring electronic version to class

7

2/24-2/26

  • PLEASE upload Essay 1  to turnitin.com (Ask me if you need help!) 
  • Clause Day
  • Working with Chapter 9
  • HW: Exercise 4 on p. 180 (Skip #2) and 6 on p. 181

8

3/3-3/5

  • Peer review of Essay 1 on turnitin.com
  • Discussion of process
  • Sentence type Jeopardy Game 
  • Chapter 9 review and questions
  • HW: Type the editing exercise on p. 187
  • Faculty Flex Day--No Class! 


9

3/10-3/12

10

3/17-3/19

  • College play discussion
  • Adjective Clause preview
  • Essay 1, Draft 2 due--Final edit and upload
  • Chapter 7 work
  • HW: Read text, pages 247 to 259 (skip exercises) 

11

3/24-3/26

  • Essay 2, D1 due -- bring electronic version
  • Self/Peer Review
  • Chapter 13 review
  • HW: Complete review of Essay 2, D1 and upload by Wednesday pm

Spring Break (3/30-4/5)

12

4/7-4/9

13

4/14-4/16

  • Chapter 14 Practice View Download
  • Essay 2 Instructor Feedback
  • Essay 2 Peer Review
  • Essay 2 Revision Plan
  • EOPS 10:30
  • HW: Revise Essay 2 for Wednesday upload; bring electronic version to class. 
  • Chapter 14 more clause reductions (time frames) 
  • Essay 2, D2 due
  • Final Edit
  • Developing a website, posting a Welcome message 
  • Argumentative/Persuasive Essays, Chapter 8

14

4/21-4/23

  • Noun Clause
  • Practice 1 and 2
  • Argumentative essay analysis
  • Essay 3 Brainstorming
  • Beginning research
  • HW: Identify one article for Essay 3; read it carefully and identify a possible quote

15

4/28-4/30

16

5/5-5/7

Essay 3 due--one draft only (bring electronic

17

5/12-5/14








Week

Monday

Wednesday 

1-- 8/19-8/21

First day information and activities


HW: 

  • Buy or order textbooks tonight! 
  • Finish Language Learning History letter--print or email gross@smccd.edu

Language Learning History letter due

Gerund/infin powerpoint 
View Download 

Paragraph structure -- unscramble this paragraph Download (Now see the ordered paragraph Download

Technology Teams

HW: Read Gerunds/Infinitives Part I; do gerund worksheet, both sides 

(Optional, read this website about academic paragraphs.) 

2-- 8/26-8/28

More Gerund/Infinitives

Paragraph Structure: Topic sentences exercises and thesis statement exercise:

HW: Ex 28, p315, ex 30, p. 318, Azar (Answers: View Download

Previewing texts


Paragraph to essay Download


Learning Center Orientation 9:30 (Gather info for stand-alone paragraph)


Using examples and details in your paragraphs


Creating Panel questions


HW: Write stand-alone paragraph on Learning Center and do ex 32, p. 318, Azar (Answers View Download

3 --9/2-9/4

HOLIDAY

Question development for Student Panel


Student Panel and Discussion


Paragraph 1 review Download


STEM Center visit 


HW: Revise and upload paragraph 1 to turnitin.com


4--9/9-9/11

Gerunds/Infins, part 2 View Download

STEM Center sheets

turnitin.com review


Group essay ThS dev and drafting

View Download

Group Essay, Draft 1 Due


HW: Ex 4 p 332, Ex 18 p 338, Ex 31 p 345 (AnswersView Download



Revising Group Essay 1 or Essay 2

Group Essay, Draft 2 due


Practice Quiz, Gerunds/Infinitives; See answers: View Download

Journalling re quiz


HW: Ex 37, p 348, Review chapters 14, 15 for quiz. Prepare Homework Notebook to turn in at quiz.View Download

5--9/16-9/18


Quiz: Gerunds/Infinitives (See practice 

quiz answers: View Download)


Editing Group Essay 1 or Essay 2


Discussion New Media vs. Old Media


HW: Read New Media (Writing text) pages 30-33; Answer B questions page 33



Coordinating Conjunctions Intro View Download

New Media reading discussion and analysis

Clause Poster Creation 

HW: Ex 2, 3 p 352, 353 and 6, p. 354 (Answers View Download)

6--9/23-9/25

Coordination conjunctions: correlative conjunctions View Download


Clause poster presentations


Feedback Group Essay 1 or Essay 2


HW: Ex 12, p 358 and Ex 15, p. 360

Coordinating Conjunctions View Download


Feedback Essay 2


Essay 1 discussion and planning  Download


New Media text review


Opposing Viewpoints search for information, E1


HW: Read articles from Opposing Viewpoints search (bring paper or electronically to class), Grammar: Ex 18, p. 361 and 20, p. 362


7--9/30-10/2

Adverb Clauses View Download 

 

Summarizing View Download/Paraphrasing View Download


Thesis statement review and development: post your thesis

 

Sentence structure review


HW: Ex 13, 373, Ex 16 and 17, p. 374 and 375                  

Adv clauses View Download

Punctuating quotations: rules and exercises

Essay 1, Draft 1 due: Bring electronic version to class for self and peer review 

HW: Ex 20, p. 376, Ex. 23, p. 377, Ex. 27, p. 380

8--10/7-10/9

Adverb Clauses View Download


Review Essay 1, D1; See sample essay 1 and sample essay 2 


Upload Essay 1, D1 


Sentence Structure review


HW: Ex 30, p 381 and Ex 38, p. 385 


Media Preference Survey (Opportunity to win $150 Amazon certificate, Password: Canada) 

Reducing Adv. Clauses 
View Downloadfind the dangling modifer

CBOT presentation (9:00)
 

MLA Basics

Essay 2 introduction/brainstorming

HW: Ex 2 and 3, p 388, 389

9--10/14-10/16

Essay 1, Draft 2 due in turnitin.com


Reducing Adv. Clauses View Download


Practice Quiz: Coordinating Conjunctions/Adv. Clauses/Adv. Phrases


Journalling re grammar quiz


HW: Study for quiz

Quiz: Coordinating Conjunctions/Adv. Clauses/Adv. Clauses 

Practice Quiz Answers View Download and more Answers View Download


Theater opportunities: campus, Hollywood style and off


Note: Turn in Homework notebook! 


Essay 2 work -- brainstorming topics and brainstorming activity


HW: Adjective Clauses, Ex. 2 and 3 on p. 271, Ex. 8 on 273

10--10/21-10/23

 Adjective Clause View Download


Research for Sports essay 2 (email or download) 


Essay 2 Thesis Statements 


Attend 8 in Theater at 9:45


HW: Ex. 7 p 273, Ex. 11 p 274, Ex. 12 p 275

Reducing Adv. Clauses View Download

Review adv. clauses--adv. phrases, Ex. 9, Make up section View Download

Extra practice: adverb clauses to adverb phrases 


Adjective Clause 2 View Download


Essay 2 Thesis Statements Thesis statement/outline 

HW: Ex. 17 p 277, Ex. 27 p. 281 and essay 2 draft

11--10/28-10/30

Adjective Clause 2 View Download


Essay 2, Draft 1 due


Self/Peer Review 


Adjective Clause 2 review View Download


Adjective Clause 3 (including adj clause to adj phrase) View Download


Personal Statement work




12--11/4-11/6

Adjective Clause 2 review View Download

Adjective Clause 3 (including adj clause to adj phrase) View Download


Compare MLA Exercise  Download with MLA Model Paper View Download


Personal Statement work; See assignment

 Award Scholarships


Adjective Clause Grammar Review Quiz (More practice and more


Personal statement conversation and thought gathering


13--11/11-11/13

HOLIDAY


Adjective Clause practice worksheet and sentence development


Feedback on Essay 2, Draft 1 is available 


Personal Statement Draft 1 due


Topic Sentence Review View Download


Brainstorm for Essay 3


14--11/18-11/20

Adjective Clause Quiz
Essay 2, Draft 2 due (or sooner if you can) 
Upload in class 
Brainstorm for Essay 3
Group Work Essay 3

Noun Clauses

Portfolio development Directions, Use this form to send address

Thesis Statement Development Essay 3 Thesis statement sharing

Essay 3 Groups

15--11/25-11/27

Noun Clauses View Download


Essay 3, Draft 1 due 


Stations Exercise


HW: Ex 18, p 250, Ex 21, p 252

Noun Clauses View Download

Essay 3 Thesis statement sharing

Noun Clause Game

HW: Finish your firsts draft of Essay 3!

16--12/2-12/4

Personal Statement feedback available 

Noun Clauses 3 (beginning with that) View Download

Registration

MLA Work View Download

In-text citation sharing for your essay 3

HW: Ex. 26, p. 254 and Ex. 28, p. 255 FINISH Essay 3

 Essay 3 should be uploaded by today! 

Essay 3 presentation prep

17--12/9-12/11

 Essay 3 Presentations: See day and order here

Presentation Scoring Rubric

Group Essay Peer Rubric View Download

Three presentations: See here.

Practice for Final (Final will cover Noun Clauses, Adjective and Adverb Clause reduction and identifying grammar terms of the content we have studied)

Reducing Adverb Clauses to Adv Phrases: View Download

Reducing Adjective Clauses to Adj Phrases: View Download

Final Reflections

Final on Monday, December 16 from 8:10-10:40 am 


See the answers to the Final Practice! View Download