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L4 Reading/Writing

duration: 4 weeks
price: free
start date: 4:00 AM Aug. 12 2019

About this Course

This course focuses on basic English reading and writing skills for intermediate English learners. Topics covered include paraphrasing, written argument, and academic writing skills.

For the course syllabus, student forms, and policies, please refer to Student Resources on the TLC website.


https://www.thelanguagecompany.com/index.php?student-resources


Course Objectives


  • 4.RW.1 Determine appropriate synonyms and antonyms of target adjectives.
  • 4.RW.2 Produce transition words (on the other hand, however, therefore, and in addition) using correct punctuation.
  • 4.RW.3 Identify and produce basic thesis statements.
  • 4.RW.4 Produce an essay outline.
  • 4.RW.5 Produce a 3-4 paragraph descriptive essay
  • 4.RW.6 Respond to written questions about short essays.

Learning modules

  • Week 1
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Writing Process Review.

    • Paragraph Structure, pp. 1-8

    • Antonyms/ Synonyms. Practice

    • Timed Writing. Opinion Paragraph

    • Coherence and Unity, pp. 9-14

    • Antonyms/ Synonyms Practice

    • Paragraph vs. Short Essay, pp. 15-19

    • Antonyms/ Synonyms. Practice

    • Quiz. Writing Process

  • Week 2
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Essay Structure & Organization. Practice

    • Compound/ Complex Sentences Review

    • Independent/ Dependent Clauses Review

    • Reordering Sentences Activity, p. 20

    • Quiz. Antonyms/ Synonyms

    • Editing Writing, pp. 20-23

    • Parts of the Essay Review

    • Descriptive Essay Organization/ Web Diagram, pp. 27-34

    • Descriptive Writing, pp. 35-42

    • Types of Diagrams

    • Introduction Writing Activity. Practice

    • Quiz. Essay Structure

    • Language and Grammar Focus, pp. 43-49

    • Descriptive Writing Outlining, pp. 50-51

  • Week 3
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Review Antonyms/ Synonyms. Practice

    • "My Special Place". Descriptive Essay. Draft #1

    • Compare/ Contrast Writing, pp. 80-84

    • Transitions. Practice

    • Compare/ Contrast Organization, pp. 85-93

    • Parts of Compare/ Contrast Essay. Review

    • "My Special Place". Descriptive Essay. Final Draft

    • Quiz. Coherence & Unity

    • Language & Grammar Focus, pp. 94-99

    • Quiz. Transitions

    • T-Chart & Venn-Diagram. Review

    • Paraphrase. Review

  • Week 4
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Brainstorm Ideas for Compare/ Contrast Essay. T-Chart/ Venn-Diagram

    • Timed Writing. "My Best Friends." Compare/ Contrast Essay. Draft #1

    • "My Best Friends" Compare/ Contrast Essay. Final Draft

    • Review for Final Exam. Study Guide

    • Final Exam

About the Instructor

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Tatyana Hart

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