Note:  This site will change frequently.  New assignments will be added after they are announced in class each week. 

 

Fall 2012 - Monday & Wednesday Evening 5:45-7:00 PM

 

Click Here
for the ESL032 Writing Textbook
Website

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for the ESL030 Grammar Textbook
Video Explanations & Extra Practice

Attention: Reading Level IV has been added to the schedule for Spring 2013!  It will be on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:30 p.m.  

If you want to know your grade on the final exam and if you passed the class or not, you can email Diane at diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu

You can also call or make an appointment with the ESL advisor, Rita Dominguez, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Spring classes (they start in January).   Rita's telephone number is 623-935-8829. 

You can also see your grades (if you passed or not) for all of your classes by logging in with your MEID number and password at http://my.maricopa.edu/

 

 

Are you missing any of the previous textbook Unit quizzes?

If you haven't done them yet, here are those links again:
from October 8 Unit 3 Web Activities
from October 24 Unit 5 Web Activities
from November 21
Unit 8 Web Activities

from November 28 Unit 10 Web Activities

 

Week 16  Mon. 12/3 - Wed. 12/5

 

In class on Wednesday, December 5:

1.  Practice identifying and correcting fragments and run-ons

     click here for the handouts
 

2.  Discuss the difference between because & so.
       click here for the handout
 

3.  Discuss the final exam.  It will be on Monday, December 10, from 5:00-6:50 p.m.

        Click here for the study guide.

 

In class on Monday, December 3:

1.  Discuss the paragraphs and teacher's comments from Activity 7 on pages 191-194.

 

2.  Receive back narrative 1st drafts with Diane's feedback and start rewriting

 

For homework due Wed. 12/5

1.  Finish the final draft of your narrative paragraph.  Staple it to your 1st draft, outline, & brainstorming papers.  Give all of these to Diane on Wednesday.

 

Week 15  Mon. 11/26 - Wed. 11/28

 

In class on Wednesday, November 28:

1.  Continue Unit 10 Narrative Paragraphs

2.  Give peer feedback on narrative paragraph drafts

 

For homework due Mon. 12/3

1.  Do all seven of the textbook web quizzes on the computer  for Unit 10.  They're due by December 7:  Click on the link - Unit 10 Web Activities.

 

2.  Do Activity 7 on pages 191 to 194 in the textbook. 

 

 

In class on Monday, November 26:

1.  Finish discussing commas with conjunctions.  Click here for printed version of web practice from Wednesday 11/21.
   For extra information, go to http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/grammar_subordinate.html and http://www.towson.edu/ows/conjunctions.htm

2.  Review Test 2

3.  Practice fragments and comma splices.  Click here for the handout.

4.  Start Unit 10 Narrative Paragraphs p. 177

 

For homework due Wed. 11/28

1.  Most Important:  Brainstorm, outline, and write a 1st draft of a narrative paragraph.  Write between 10-14 sentences.  If you are having problems thinking of ideas, please look at the examples in the textbook on pages  178, 180, and 180.

2,  Finish the worksheet that we started in class by correcting the fragments and comma splices you find.  This assignment is worth 10 points towards your final grade.

 

Week 14  Mon. 11/19 - Wed. 11/21

 

 

 

 

 

In class on Wednesday, November 21:

1.  Practice writing sentences with paired adjectives.  Click here for the handout.

2.  Review commas with conjunctions.  Click here for web practice.


Web practice http://a4esl.org/q/h/9901/cw-sentprob.html
Web practicehttp://www.uvu.edu/owl/infor/test_n_games/practice_tests/fragments.htm
 

 

For homework due Mon. 11/26

1.  If you haven't done all seven of the textbook web activities for Unit 8 and emailed the results to diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu  yet, please do that.   Click here to begin.

 

2.  There is no new homework.  Relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving break.  You will begin your last paragraph (narrative) next week.

 

In class on Monday, November 19:
1.  Practice using adjectives by doing Activity 4 page 145 and an online activity at Paired Adjectives.htm|
 

2.  Take Test 2 on Units 3, 4, and 5.
 

For homework due Wed. 11/21 (Yes, the college is open on Wednesday,  11/21, and we have class.)


1.  You will receive back the 1st draft of your descriptive paragraph with Diane's feedback in class on Monday, 11/19.  Write the final draft of this descriptive paragraph, staple it to the brainstorming, outlining, and 1st draft papers, and give all of them to Diane on Wednesday, 11/21. 

 

2.  Do all seven of the textbook web activities for Unit 8 and email the results to diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu .     Click here to begin.

 

3.  For extra practice, try these exercises:

 Complete the web exercise on Sentences and Fragments at http://www.quia.com/pop/13224.html .
 Complete the web exercise on Adjective Order at http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/adjorder.html .

 

 

Week 13  Mon. 11/12 - Wed. 11/14

No school on Monday, 11/12.  The college is closed for the Veterans' Day holiday.

 

In class on Wednesday, November 14, students will:
1.  Orally share descriptive paragraphs drafts.
2.  Practice using descriptive adjectives in the textbook Unit 8 pages 136-146.
 

For homework due Mon. 11/19
1.  You will receive the 1st draft of your process paragraph with your peer and Diane's feedback in class on Wednesday, 11/14.  Write the final draft of this process paragraph, staple it to the other writing process papers, and give it to Diane on Monday, 11/19. 
 

2.  Study for Test 2 which will be on Monday, November 19 Click here for the study guide.

 

 

Week 12  Mon. 11/5 - Wed. 11/7

 

 

 

 

 In class Wednesday, November 7:

 

1.  Peer edit 1st draft of process analysis paragraph.  Tear out page 279 peer editing sheet 7 to use.

 

2.  Discuss descriptive paragraphs pages 135-139 and adjective use pages 143-146.  Click here for the handout if you were absent and didn't receive it in class.

 

No school on Monday, 11/12.  The college is closed for the Veterans' Day holiday.

 

For homework due Wed. 11/14
1. Watch a video on adjective order: http://youtu.be/fMUIEefkm_k   from Basic English Grammar Chart 14-2 Word Order of Adjectives   

 

2.  In the textbook, read some more examples of descriptive paragraphs on pages 140, 142, 148, 154, and 156.

 

3.  Brainstorm a topic for a descriptive paragraph (think of a thing or a place), write a short outline, and then write a 1st draft.

 

Important Note:  On the syllabus, Test 2 was scheduled for Wednesday, 11/14.  The test is being moved to Monday, 11/19.  You will receive a study guide for this test on Wednesday, 11/14. 

 

In class on Monday, November 5:

1.  Turn in final draft of school uniform opinion paragraph.
2.  Look at a 3rd example of a process analysis paragraph p. 125
3.  Discuss transitions p. 127

4.  Outline process paragraph.

5.  Start Unit 8 Descriptive Paragraphs p. 135
 

For homework due Wed. 11/7
1.  Write a 1st draft of your process analysis paragraph.  You will share this paragraph with a peer in class on Wednesday.

 

Week 11  Mon.10/29

 

Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL032 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 5:45- 7:00 pm ESL032 class on 10/31. 

 

In class on Monday, October 29:

 

1.  Check peer's & instructor's comments on 1st draft of opinion (school uniforms) paragraph.

2.  Start Unit 7 Process Analysis Paragraphs (page 121)

 

For homework due Monday, November 5:
 

1.  In the textbook, read the example about how to make coffee on page 125.

 

2.  Brainstorm as many ideas as you can for your own process analysis paragraph.  Then, choose 1 of the topics from your brainstorming session and brainstorm again - this time think of all the steps for that topic's process.  Finally, make an outline of the sequence (order) of the steps.  Bring this work to class on Monday, 11/5.
 

3.  Write a final draft of your school uniform opinion paragraph.  Make it as perfect as you can.  Turn in this final draft with the brainstorming, 1st draft, and peer editing sheet on Monday, Nov. 5.   All of these papers together are worth 40 points maximum.

 

Week 10  Mon.10/22 - Wed. 10/24

 

 

 

Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL032 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 5:45- 7:00 pm ESL032 class on 10/31. 

 

In class on Wednesday, October 24:

1.  Check the homework on articles from Activities 7-10 on pages 241-244.
2.  Discuss Unit 9 pages 166-167.

3.  Read aloud the 1st draft of your opinion paragraph on school uniforms to a peer.

4.  Exchange papers with a peer and fill out the peer editing sheet on pages 283-284.  Tear this sheet out and give it to the student whose paper you read.  This student is responsible for giving it to Diane with the 1st draft at the end of class tonight.

 

For homework

 On the computer, do all seven of the  Unit 5 Web Activities  and email your results to Diane for 30 points.

 

In class on Monday, October 22:

1.  Check the homework on articles from pages 94-95 and Activity 6 page 241.
2.  Unit 9 pages 162.

 

For homework due Wed. 10/24
1.  Graded writing process assignment (40 points for entire process):

On a separate piece of paper, write a first draft paragraph to explain your opinion about school uniforms.  Use the brainstorming ideas from your timed writing activity from page 82 and the ideas from the class discussion on Wednesday, 10/17.  Remember to use appropriate paragraph format:

a.  Write a title.

b.  Indent the first sentence.

c.  Double-space.

d.  Leave a one-inch margin on both sides of the paper.

e.  Include a topic sentence with a controlling idea.

f.  Write 6-7 supporting sentences.

g.  Include a concluding sentence that restates the topic & controlling idea or that makes a prediction or suggestion.

 

Week 9  Mon. 10/15 - Wed. 10/17

In class Wednesday, 10/17:
1.  Practice editing paragraphs Activities 2 & 4 pages 86-87

2.  Guided peer editing Activity 11 page 93

3.  Orally share ideas from timed writing/brainstorming activity on school uniforms.

4.  Discuss Language Focus on Articles pages 94-95.

 

Homework for Mon.10/22:

1.  Do Activity 6-10 on pages 241-244.

 

 

In class Monday, 10/15:

1. Share paragraphs on one of the topics from page 69.

2.  Discuss pronoun use & do Activity 8 pages 74-75

3.  Proofread for commas page 92 Activity 10

 

Homework for Wed.10/17:

1.  Do the Timed Writing activity on page 82

 

 

Week 8  Mon. 10/8 - Wed. 10/10

In class Wednesday, 10/10:

1. Check Activity 3 on page 67 and Activity 7 pages 72-73.

2.  Discuss concluding sentences pages 77-79.

3.  Brainstorm ideas and topic sentences page 69.

 

Homework for Mon.10/15:

1. Writing practice for 10 points:  On a separate piece of paper, write a paragraph of 9-10 sentences about 1 of the topics from page 69.  Give your paragraph a title.  Be sure to include a clear controlling idea in your topic sentence and a concluding sentence that restates or makes a prediction.  Be sure to double-space and check your sentences for fragments or comma splices.

 

In class Monday, 10/8:

1. Check comma Activity 3 pp. 233-234

2.  Check sentence fragments and comma splices pp. 56-59.
3.  Discuss supporting sentences pages 65-70
 

Homework for Wed.10/10:

1.  Do Activity 3 on page 67 and Activity 7 pages 72-73.

 

 

Week 7  Mon. 10/1 - Wed. 10/3

 

In class Monday, 10/1, students will take Test 1.

 

In class Wednesday, 10/3, students will:
1. Check comma rules pages 232-234 and page 55.

2.  Discuss sentence fragments and comma splices pp. 56-59.

 

Homework for Mon.10/8:

1.  Finish Activity 9 on pages 58-59 in the textbook.

2.
 Reread the 5 comma rules described on pages 232-233.  For each comma you put in the sentences in Activity 3 on pages 233-234, tell which rule you are following.  For example:

      p. 233  #1.  For the past fifteen years, Mary Parker has been both the director and producer of all the plays at this theater.                                 rule #3 - use a comma after an introductory phrase
 

2.  On the computer, do three Unit 3 Web Activities for 30 points:
    
Click here for Activity 5 Writing Topic Sentences (there's only 1 question in Activity 5),
    
Click here for Activity 6 Writing Topic Sentences (there's only 1 question in Activity 6),
    
Click here for Activity 7 Sentence Fragments & Comma Splices (there are 8 questions in Activity 7)
   

If the direct links to the Activities (above) don't work,  Click Here to go to the textbook websiteOn the textbook website, click on the links pictures in steps 1-5 below:
           

After you finish Activity 7, you'll see an "Enter Answer" button.  When you click that button, you'll see a link on the right that says "End quiz and view summary" (step 4).  On that page (step 5), fill in your instructor's email address  diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu and your name & your email address.  Then, click the "Send email" button.
 

 

Week 6  Wed. 9/26

In class Wednesday, 9/26:

 

1. Check topic sentences pages 50-54.

2.  Discuss comma rules pages 232-234 and page 55.
 

Homework for Mon.10/1:

1.  Study for your first test!  Click here for the study guide if you didn't come to class on Wednesday.
2.  Finish Activity 3 on pages 233-234.

 

Week 6  Mon. 9/24

In class Monday, 9/24:

 

1. Check homework from pages 253-4.
2.  Discuss subjects and verbs on pages 37-39.

3.  Check homework from pages 44-48.

 

No new homework for Wed. 9/26 - just make sure you have finished the activities on pages 50-54. 

 

 

Week 5  Wed. 9/19

In class Wednesday, 9/19:

 

1.Discuss topic sentences and transitions on pages 44-48.

 

For homework due Mon. 9/24:

 

1.  In the textbook, carefully study the information on pages 47-48 again.

 

2.  Do  Activity 4 on pages 48-49, Activity 5 pages 50-51, and Activity 6 pages 51-54.
 

Week 5  Mon. 9/17

In class Monday, 9/17:

 

1. Check homework from pages 250-51.

2.  Discuss subjects and verbs on page 24 .

 

For homework due Wed. 9/19:

 

1.  In the textbook, do Practice 3-4 on pages 253-254.
2.  In the textbook, read page 37 and make corrections in the sentences on the top of page 38 and do Activity 4 on pages 38-39.

Week 4  Wed. 9/12

In class:
1. Check capitalization practice textbook pages 19-20; 229-231.
2.  Discuss titles p. 21 and identifying verbs pp. 24-25
3.  Discuss the paragraph grading rubric, editing symbols, and transitions.

For homework due Monday 9/17:
1.  In the textbook, read Building Better Sentences on pages 250-51 and do Practice 1-2 on pages 251-2.
2.  Take the sentences that you wrote on page 9 for Activity 6 and write them in paragraph format on a separate piece of paper Give the paragraph a title (check p. 21 again).  Check your sentences for subjects and verbs.
3.  Read page 32 in the textbook.

 

Week 4  Mon. 9/10

 

In class:
1. Discuss textbook pages 14-24

For homework due Wednesday 9/12:
1.  In the textbook, read Basic Capitalization Rules on page 228 and do Activities 1-6 on pages 229-231
2.   In the textbook, read Punctuation Activities End Punctuation on page 231 and do Activities 1-2 on page 232
3.  On the textbook website, do Activities 1-5 for Chapter 1.  Click here to begin.

 

Week 3  Wed. 9/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1. Review what we've learned so far:
     A.  A paragraph is a group of sentences about one ___________.
     B.  The writing process has 7 steps  (pages 219-220): 
           1.  Choose a __________.
           2.  ____________storm
           3.  Out____________
           4.  Write a first ______________
           5.  Get _________________ from a peer (classmate)
           6.  Revise the 1st draft (= write a 2nd draft)
           7.  Proofread the final draft
     C.  Paragraphs have different purposes, such as definition, process analysis, narrative, and more!
2.   Share aloud the sentences you wrote on page 9.
3.  Learn about the 4 features of a paragraph pp. 9-12

For homework due Monday 9/10:
1.  In the textbook, do Activity 9 on pages 12-19 and Activity 10 on pages 19-20.

Week 2   Wed. 8/29

In class:
1.  Share aloud the paragraph with another student and then let the student read and comment on it  (peer feedback).

2.  Discuss Textbook pages 2-6.
 

    Remember, there is no class on Monday, September 3.  The college is closed for the Labor Day holiday.
    Have a nice long weekend!  See you in class again Wednesday, September 5.

 For homework due Wed. 9/5

1.  Write a final draft of 9-10 sentences of your personality paragraph.

2.  Do Activity 5-6 on pages 7-9 of the textbook.

 

Week 2   Mon. 8/27

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Finish outlining and drafting a paragraph of 6-7 sentences to describe the type of person you are.

2.  If you finish your 1st draft of your personality paragraph, give it to another student and then let the student read and comment on it  (peer feedback).

3.  Discuss Textbook pages 1-3.   page 1  2-3   4-5
 

For homework due Wed. 8/29

 

1.  Finish the first draft of your personality paragraph if you didn't have time to finish it in class.

2.  Do Activity 3 on pages 4-5.

 

 Week 1  Wed. 8/22

 

 

1. Continue to discuss writing process steps.  pages 218-9   220-1 

2.  Brainstorm more adjectives to describe personality traits  / character traits
      positive traits    negative traits   more traits
  Spanish-English vocabulary

3.  Use brainstorming ideas to make an outline of a paragraph of 6-7 sentences to describe the type of person you are.
 

For homework due Mon. 8/27

1.  Carefully read the information on pages 1-3 in the textbook. 


2.  Do Activity 1 on page 2, Writer's Note on page 3, and Activity 2 page 4.

Week 1  Mon. 8/20

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Get to know your classmates.

3.  Start discussing writing process steps.  pages 218-9   220-1 

4.  Brainstorm adjectives to describe personality traits  / character traits
      positive traits    negative traits   more traits
  Spanish-English vocabulary
 

 

 

 

For homework due Wednesday 8/22:

1.  Buy the textbook Great Writing 2 Great Paragraphs

 

2.  Log onto the campus computers with your MEID (username) and password.  Click here for directions, OR go to the Information Commons and speak with a technology assistant there if you need help with this assignment. 

 

3.  Write an autobiographical paragraph of 9-10 sentences ( = briefly tell your life's story) on a separate piece of paper.  Be sure to double-space (write on the 1st line, leave the second line blank, write on the 3rd line, leave the 4th line blank, etc.)

 

 

Course Textbook Great Writing 2 Great Paragraphs,  by Keith Folse, April Muchmore-Vokoun & Elena V. Solomon

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Monday-Wednesday 5:45 - 7:00 PM Evening class

Click here to set up your username and password to use the EMCC campus computers, and Click here for more information about the college computers

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall, office OCT151

Telephone: 623-935-8584
Email: diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu