The 21st-century skills of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking are important and can be avoided only at the cost of nothing. We may not decide to ignore the most pertinent factor governing human life- Educational Technology and Artificial Intelligence. This resource attempts to:Understand how to Contribute to OERsShare some insights about 21st Century Skills and their Importance
Ever tried to play games with kids in English?It can be a fun treat!But what about when the child doesn’t even know how to say hello?In this case, trying to play games or sing songs can be just plain frustrating.It can’t be denied—teaching English to children is nothing like teaching adults! 5 Creative Ways to Teach Children Through Fun Activities1. Art ProjectsArt is a fantastic way to get your young students excited and interested in a variety of lessons to reinforce different vocabulary.The art project that goes with this lesson should either come at the end of the class or at the beginning of the following class after a brief review of the vocabulary. Students can draw pictures independently, but you should walk around the room and encourage them to talk to you about their work.2. Active GamesYou’ve probably already witnessed the awesome power of kinesthetic learning in the classroom, and active games can be a great way to get beginners up and moving. One of the best for beginners is Simon Says, or a variant thereof.Simon Says can be a very useful way to reinforce new vocabulary while also upping the energy. That’s why it’s a great choice either at the beginning or in the middle of a class.3. Singing SongsSongs are a fantastic mnemonic device for new vocabulary, and the Internet is a wealth of different song ideas. The best time to use a song is once the vocabulary has already been introduced. Some songs are simpler, ideal for using the same day or the same week that the vocabulary is introduced.4. LabelingLabeling can be a great way to remember new vocabulary. We already discussed a bit how labeling can be used during an art project, but you can also use labeling in a classroom or with photographs.If you’re trying to teach the names of different things in the classroom, tasking your students with creating labels for them can be a great way to get them up and moving—and speaking! Once the labels are created, be sure to laminate them. You can use them with all sorts of games, from treasure hunts to interactive matching or memory games.5. Educative PlayParticularly when your students are very young, educative play is a useful technique for teaching them without ever letting on! Students can be encouraged to play with one another in a variety of ways, either with board games or in a playroom or space, depending on the way your school is laid out. The idea with educative play is for teachers and assistants to participate in the play in English, asking questions that students can answer.
This phonics program was developed to serve students with diverse educational backgrounds, with a specific focus on refugees. One of the challenges in working with refugees is that, unlike international students, they come to English classes with huge variation in educational experience. Some students may have finished high school or have a college degree, while others may not have ever picked up a pencil before. The goal of this program is to provide a bridge for those students with limited literacy skills so that they are able to move on to a more traditional beginning ESL class. There are a number of assumptions about academic skills made in most English language classrooms, even at a beginning level. As a result, teachers and students alike become frustrated when those expectations are confounded.
In this unit students will become more knowledgeable about historical events as well as infer/identify elements of a fable narration. Within the text, they will take three reading check quizzes via Google Forms. Students will partake in an Escape Room for a final assessment of the book. At the end of this unit, after reading the book, students will create their own ideal society.
In this seminar, you will learn how writers use a formal style of writing when reporting about research. You will also learn about the difference between subjective and objective reporting and how writers must be precise in the research process. The bottom line is writers must know the correct words, the placement of those words, and the appropriate “level” of those words when writing in a research setting.StandardsCC.1.4.9-10.KWrite with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition. • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic. • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms of the discipline in which they are writing.CC.1.4.9-10.XWrite routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.CC.1.4.9-10.RDemonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Empirical scope is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japaneses, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis is on structural relations among elements of argument structure.
The words we choose to communicate with can be quite tricky. In fact, great writers are considered artists because of their language skills. In this seminar, you will learn how to enhance an argument by choosing your words carefully and “playing” with the language. Rhetorical devices (a fancy term for “persuasive words”) will be a significant aspect of your artful language.StandardsCC.1.2.9-10.H: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing the validity of reasoning and relevance of evidence.CC.1.4.9-10.C: Develop and analyze the topic with relevant, well-chosen, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic; include graphics and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.CC.1.4.9-10.G: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics.
Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 1 student to read each paragraph-long text with greater independence. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 2 (roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system). Every of the eight chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 200 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 2 student to read each chapter with greater independence. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
Online OER text adapted for use in ENGL 101 - Rhetoric & Composition by Amber Kinonen, Jennifer McCann, Todd McCann, and Erica Mead for Bay College.
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Online OER text adapted for use in ENGL 145 - ENGL 145 Technical and Report Writing by Amber Kinonen for Bay College.
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A researcher often reports his or her findings in the form of academic writing. To do so, the researcher must use a particular writing style, being as clear as possible. Unlike other types of writing where adjectives and descriptive phrases are encouraged, research writing emphasizes simple sentences striving always for clarity. In this seminar, you will learn about clear, concise writing and how to choose precise words to say only what needs to be said. StandardsCC.1.4.9-10.KWrite with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition. • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic. • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms of the discipline in which they are writing.CC.1.4.9-10.XWrite routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.CC.1.4.9-10.RDemonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
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Hello there . . . ! Welcome to English Banana.com’s Big Grammar Book. It’s the third fantastic book from English Banana and the aim this time is to practise grammar, grammar and, er, more grammar!
It’s jam-packed from cover to cover with a great selection of photocopiable worksheets taken from the popular English Banana.com website. We wanted to provide teachers with a really useful book of no-nonsense grammar worksheets that they can dip into and use in class with students at Entry Level (ESOL Core Curriculum Entry Levels 1 & 2). It is also ideal for students to work with at home since the answers are all printed at the back.
The book is divided into four parts and is graded in difficulty, so that it begins with some basic stuff and builds up to more challenging grammar activities. It features a selection of Essential English worksheets which provide practice for crucial basic areas of knowledge for learners at Entry Level, like using numbers, writing the alphabet, spelling days and months correctly, and so on.
In this plan you will find a great activity to use with students. This activity will boost your students' reading comprehension and will boost their interest for literature and story reading. This lesson supports the use of a text set (paired fiction and nonfiction texts on a similar topic) to increase student interest in and understanding of content area material and to develop critical writing skills. The more familiar format of narrative fiction introduces the topic and generates confidence in exploring the less familiar genre of nonfiction.
This book, made available by Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses. This adaptation has reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole compatible with accessibility software. The adaptation was also conducted in order to provide a greater level of Canadian context. This adaptation has not significantly altered or updated the original 2010 text.
Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the practicalities of the decision-making processes involved and the consultation that is necessary to ensure employees are kept informed.
Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the practicalities of taking the decision to relocate. You will also examine the factors that influence that decision including its impact on all those connected with the company from employees to suppliers and customers.
Students learn proficiency in the reading and writing connection, the writing process, writing effective paragraphs, prewriting strategies, organizing and outlining, parts of speech, sentence skills, basic research skills, creating a draft, revision strategies, proofreading and editing strategies. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided. Full course offering available at https://www.cengage.com/c/opennow-developmental-english-1e-opennow-cengage
Students learn the writing process and prewriting, grammar for parts of speech, punctuation and sentences, preparing to write, the first draft, revising, editing, and proofreading, narrative, comparison/contrast, and argumentative modes, and reading and research. Content is available in PDF and Open Document formats and is licensed CC BY. Learning Objectives also are provided. Full course offering available at https://www.cengage.com/c/opennow-english-composition-1e-opennow-cengage
This module represents a discussion of choral diction with particular attention to English and Latin diction. Questions are given to stimulate one's attention to specific diction problems and solutions. References are also provided.
This seminar will guide you through the process of quoting others, through direct quotes and indirect quotes. You will also learn about citations, which provide information on the source being used. Remember, when researching and writing about your findings, you should do so responsibly, knowing when to quote, when to paraphrase, and how to build a list of sources to reflect your research. The people, places, and events you research deserve accurate reporting. This seminar will help you do all of this confidently.StandardsCC.1.2.9-10.B: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences and conclusions based on an author’s explicit assumptions and beliefs about a subject.CC.1.2.9-10.C: Apply appropriate strategies to analyze, interpret, and evaluate how an author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.CC.1.2.9-10.I: Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.
This unit provides Common-Core aligned lessons based for Math 3, English 10, and Biology (NGSS Standards). The subjects are linked by a text on climate change, and they hit the standards of argumentation for English, comparing functions in Math 3, and human effects on environment in Biology.
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A listing of commonly confused words in the English language. Created by Professor Eileen Cusick for OIT-110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College.
Syllabus and materials for the first half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to improving information literacy, computer literacy, and English grammar skills, students will improve abilities that are essential in the workplace. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.
Syllabus and materials for the second half of a course that prepares students to produce professional written business communications. In addition to preparing professionally written business documents for a variety of purposes using current technology, students will acquire project management skills and experience. Includes links to OER readings, videos, and activities.
FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Comprehension Activities, a page of activities to address important comprehension skills and strategies.
This course examines cultural performances of Asia, including both traditional and contemporary forms, in a variety of genres. Students will explore the communicative power of performances with attention to the ways performers, media, cultural settings, and audiences interact. The representation of cultural difference is considered and how it is altered through processes of globalization. Performances are viewed live when possible, but the course also relies on video, audio, and online materials as necessary.
These resources will allow you to investigate the key themes of Dickens's novels alongside original source material from the British Library. Literary manuscripts, newspapers, letters, workhouse menus and many more fascinating collection items will help students open up the social, cultural and political context in which Dickens was writing. This website includes performances by Simon Callow and discussions by Professor of English, John Mullan, filmed at the Charles Dickens Museum, London.
Discovering Literature brings to life the social, political and cultural context in which key works of literature were written. Enjoy digitised treasures from our collection, newly commissioned articles, short documentary films and teachers’ notes.
Explore the ways in which key 20th-century authors experimented with new forms and themes to capture the fast-changing world around them.
Driving my English correctly to drive my carSummary:This is a lesson intended for learners having low conversational English skills as well as low reading and writing skills. In this lesson, the learners will review known vocabulary as well as learn new one using it with a correct grammatical structure. They will practice reading and writing. The learners will learn how to read, write and speak in order to communicate with others using correctly la grammar functions; All this will be taught in a real world-problem context.Educational useCurriculum /instruction College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Alignment • Level: Adult Education • Grade Level: B • Subject: English/Language Arts • Strand: Reading and Writing LanguageEnglish Learning goals:The purpose of this lesson is for learners to be able to:· Learn the correct use of present tense in verbal communication· Read and write correctly personal information· Understand basic driving instructional information. Keywords Designers for learningAdult educationDriving licensePresent tenseDriving directionsEnglish lesson to drive a car Time required for the lesson45 to 60 minutes Prior knowledgeBasic English vocabulary to introduce oneselfAbility to understand mains ideas in short conversationAbility to read and write basic English vocabulary to introduce oneself Required resourcesWorksheetsIllustrationsDriving guide Lesson author & LicenseLesson author: Zulema RamirezLicense: Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license Context summary Learning a new language is certainly a challenge, mostly if we cannot attend to school regularly, As a consequence, being forced to communicate, we learn words and phrases informally, not knowing how to put them together effectively to express our ideas into this new language. In this lesson, we are going to walk the learners through the correct lexical and grammatical use of her/his prior knowledge in the present tense and at the same time we are going to integrate new content related to a short - term goal: Obtaining a driver license. Targeted skills Presence tenseDriving vocabularyAsking and giving directions formal phrasesDescribe family members. Learning objectivesBy the end of the lesson, the learner should be able to:1 Give personal information using grammatically correct professional English.2. Read and write driving directions.3. Ask directions using formal English phrases4. Follow directions given by the driving instructor Relevant for learning Adult learners planning to complete a professional instruction need to master the required English skills level. This lesson will be focused on the use of the present tense, having as subject daily activities and driving instructions. This lesson will allow the learner to refresh previous lexical knowledge and to learn the correct grammatical use of present tense. The learner will also practice writing and reading. This practice gives the learner the opportunity to improve his/her English skills. Warm up The teacher will provide the learners an application form to fill out. When filling in the form the learners will be induced to bring out tacit knowledge, like reading personal information questions, writing her/his address. The form could also include personal development questions in order to prompt the learners to give the teacher more information about their daily activities as well as her English level. Once this activity is done, the teacher will use the form’s questions to prompt the learners to introduce herself/himself. IntroductionThe teacher explains the course of the instruction for this lesson Presentation/modeling/demonstration The teacher will introduce herself / himself using new vocabulary in order to complete grammatically correct longer sentences Using a map of the city, the teacher will show the learn a location to explain her way to school. Here the teacher could use driving directions giving detail on how to get to school form the location she/ he chooses. .The teacher could explain succinctly why having a driver license is important her. The teacher could present all these information in a worksheet form. It could be used to underline verbs in present tense so the learners could have it as a reference for their own presentation. Application After finishing the demonstration phase, the teacher will ask question utilizing the application form filled out previously and the teacher’s demonstration in order to let the learners practice. In this way the learner will be exercising reading while combining known and new vocabulary to use it in present tense properly.Integration In this phase the learner is going to reproduce a real world situation like giving/ asking personal information, asking address, identifying driving directions, writing down driving directions. During the activities the learners will integrate all aspects studied in this lesson using formal English.
Introduces the literature of the land which is now the United States from before European contact through the mid-nineteenth century. Revolves around written manifestations of the various interests, preoccupations, and experiences of the peoples creating and recreating American culture. Considers various literary forms, canonized (such as novel, narrative poem), popular (such as the serialized tale, verse) and unpublished (the jeremiad, Native American oratory, the slave narrative, diary). Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify and discuss strengths, limitations and cultural assumptions of the various literary forms practiced in America from its earliest days through the mid 1800s.
Identify and discuss the roles of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and geography played in creating early American literature.
Identify and address the issues, conflicts, preoccupations, and themes of early American literature.
Identify and discuss aesthetic aspects of American literature, including plot, setting, character, dialect, oral storytelling, diction, metaphor and allegory.
Use literary texts to examine the historical, rhetorical, and cultural contexts in which they were composed.
Use literary theory to analyze early American texts.