Writing task two Task description You will be given a discussion topic. Your task is to write a 250 word essay on that topic. You should spend around 40 minutes on the task. Text-Based Opinion Posters Kids form opinions on everything they encounter rather easily. The know what they like and what they don't like in an instant. But getting the students to dig in and really think about opinions that they have made based on what they read is rather difficult. They can tell you what they think about the reading, but pointing to the part that "proves" their opinion is a challenge. So one thing I have done is have the kids make "Text-Based Opinion Posters".
English Punctuation - Learn English Free English Punctuation If you think punctuation doesn't matter, think again:- When you are speaking you use inflection, tone, nuance, pauses and word stress to communicate meaning. Learning Styles Along with Multiple Intelligences, I also have them do a Learning Style surveyPage 8 Learning Style Survey This page is a survey that the kids take to identify what their personal learning style is. The survey is split into three parts (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). They read each statement and mark it with a 0 if the statement does not apply to them, a 1 if the statement sometimes applies to them, and a 2 if the statement strongly applies to them. When they are done with each section the add up their numbers.Underneath the survey, the kids tape down a page of learning style suggestions.
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Close Reading and Written Conversations One of the things that I did this year that was successful in getting the kids to dig a little deeper into what they were reading was a "Written Conversation". I got this idea from the book Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading . I have been using it quite a bit to help ease me into this idea of "close reading" and I am loving it! It is definitely a higher level book, as it is written for middle school, so I wouldn't recommend it for anything lower than 5th. But I am enjoying using it for sure! ESL Writing Lessons: Topic Sentences (Practice Worksheet) Topic Sentences: Practice Read the paragraphs below. They are missing a topic sentence. Write a topic sentence that introduces the main idea of each paragraph. *Note: You do not have to use a simile or metaphor, but sometimes these are good ways to write interesting topic sentences.