Welcome/Work Plan

Greetings ESL 924 Students! 

Welcome to this site. It is my goal to work with you 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


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ESL 924 Spring 15 Work Plan

This tentative schedule will change. Please check website for daily updates.

Week

Monday

Wednesday

1

1/26-1/28

HW: Buy your textbooks! Also, visit a student resource and complete Resources Assignment sheet given in class  HW: Use your notes to draft a working topic sentence for your Student Services paragraph to share in class; Gerund/Infinitive Worksheet completion; make sure you have texts for Monday. 

2

2/2-2/4

HW: Revise topic sentence for Paragraph Assignment; bring assignment in some kind of electronic form to class to upload! 
  • Gerunds/Infinitives Download (See list. of gerunds/infinitives
  • Peer Review of Stand alone paragraph, upload to turnitin.com in class
  • Learning Center Orientation at 10:30
  • See International Program Activities Welcome Back Party on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 2:00pm in Bldg 3-104 and the Participation Workshop on Wed, Feb 4 at 3:00 pm in Bldg 3-104. 
HW: Complete grammar workbook Practice 14-18 on p 139-145; read Chp 1 of Wr text

3

2/9-2/11

  • Check grammar exercises
  • Gerunds/Infinitives Explain: View Download turnitin.com review
  • Paragraph Structure Pre-test Download
  • Paragraph Model Scramble Download
  • Chap 1 work
  • International ESL students the upcoming Employment Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 10 in 3-104
HW: Grammar Workbook, practice 20, 21, 22,p  149-150
  • CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS
  • Please do this practice gerund/infinitive quiz and read Chapter 2 for your homework: gerund Practice Quiz s15.doc
    View Download
HW: Do the practice quiz here and in your email. Read  Chap. 2, formulate 2 authentic questions about the material; revise Student Services paragraph for uploading on Wednesday

4

2/16-2/18


HOLIDAY
HW: Read Chap. 4; do Practice 8, p. 184 on separate sheet

5

2/23-2/25


HW: Practice 1-5 on pages 163-165 Azar. if these exercises are difficult for you, see this explanation of parallel structure. 
HW: Review chapter 9 of writing text, do practice 4 on p. 180; take this on-line quiz

6

3/2-3/4

HW: In Azar, do Practice 1-8 on pages 127-130.  HW: Azar: Do Practice 8-14 (130-133) and Read Chap. 13 of writing text, pages 244 thru 248, develop 2 questions

7

3/9-3/11

HW: SELECT A TOPIC FOR YOUR PROCESS ESSAY. Azar: Practice 17 and 18 (134-135), Read Chapter 5 of writing text, formulate questions
  • Adjective Clauses, expressions of quantity, using which for whole sentence Download
  • Chapter 5 Comprehension
  • Chap 5: Process Essay Thought Gathering
  • Play at 10:00

  • HW: Finish your brainstorming and email me your thesis statement for sharing with the class on Monday. Do Reflections on Play. 

    8

    3/16-3/18








    3/23-3/27 SPRING RECESS! 

    HW: Finish your Process Essay, Draft 1; bring electronically HW: Review Adjective Clauses, Chp 13 in Longman. Do editing practice on p. 262  and also review all your Azar workbook assignments homework (Use this webpage, HW, to review assignments) to be sure it is completed.)  

    9

    3/30-4/1

    HW: Revise Essay 1; bring electronic version to class for upload HW: Read Chapter 7 of Longman

    10

    4/6-4/8

    HW: Read Chapter 12: Adverb Clauses HW: Longman, Practice 1, p. 192 & Azar, Ex. 1-4, pages 170-172

    11

    4/13-4/15


    HW: Azar, Ex. 5, 6 and 9, pages 172-174; complete your careers research sheet HW: Develop your ThS for Essay 2 and your first outline;  be prepared to share with the class and turn in.

    12

    4/20-4/22

    HW: Do your second outline. Be prepared to share with the class and turn in.
    HW: Finalize your Essay 2; bring electronic version to class for upload; do practice 3 and 4 in Azar, page 181

    13

    4/27-4/29

    HW; Prepare for Adverb Clause quiz; read over chapter 8

     

    HW: Read Noun Clauses, Chapter 11, p. 205

    14

    5/4-5/6

    HW: Essay 2, Draft 2 due on Wednesday! Bring e-copy for upload. Noun clauses, Practice 3-5 on pages 118 and 119, Azar.  HW: Read the 2 articles from Opposing Viewpoints that you emailed to yourself!  Noun Clauses, Practice 6, 7 and 8 on pages 119 and 120, Azar.                                       


    15

    5/11-5/13

    HW: Brainstorm for Essay 3 (What is one opposing viewpoint to your position and what are two supporting arguments for your position?) Adverb Clause extra credit--Longman, p. 241 (do and copy to turn in) 

    16

    5/18-5/20

    HW: Finish your Essay 3 for upload on Wednesday, 5/27 WHEN YOU ENTER FOR YOUR GRAMMAR FINAL! 

    17

    5/25-5/27


    HOLIDAY

    • Wednesday, May 27 from 8:10-10:40 is FINAL if you wish to review your graded final, bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  (Essay 3 can be uploaded upon entering for your final!) 


     






      

     



    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