ESL 924, Grammar/Writing IV: This class provides excellent opportunities to integrate grammar and writing while focusing on one or the other of the skills. One method I have used to effectively integrate the skills is to build grammar exercises around the students' work. Therefore, after an assignment, I highlight a common problem, present the errors to the students and then do some explicit instruction on the topic, with short practice opportunities. For example, I recently projected student errors in parallel structure, which is attached. After utilizing the explanations in the text, I directed them to some on-line exercises I posted on the website.
To focus the students' attention on appropriate paragraph or essay structure, I have developed rubrics for specific assignments. I am attaching two of these.
Finally, to prepare students for ESL 400 and ENG 100, I guide the students to post assignments into turnitin.com. I am linking to a page explaining the process, with a Jing presentation.