ESL Writing Freshmen 2017 Week 1

Learn English Writing

Welcome! You are going to learn English writing skills in this class.

Plan for this Week

  1. review the ESL writing syllabus (e.g. book, grades, etc)
  2. extra resources
  3. writing activities

Homework

Your homework is simple.

  • get the writing pad and notebooks
  • obtain pencil and notebooks
  • find a dictionary

Purpose of Writing Class

A short description of what makes good writing. These are the skills we will learn and practice in the English writing class.

Here is a pdf link.

ESL Writing Activities

Friday – Writing tools (20)

Learn Writing – Three Hours

Hour 1

  • Quick review of syllabus (5)
  • Before and After (35). We can measure writing improvement. A one-semester writing activity that allows teachers and students to see proof of improvement without using a test.
  • Word Choice and sentence fluency (5)  The expanding sentence. A quick ESL writing activity to help students notice how easy it is to add more details to a sentence.
  • Think you know compound words? Try this vocabulary worksheet and test your English knowledge.

Hour 2

Here is the first long writing assignment of the class. The First Sentence (40) A three-part writing lesson that shows students different ways to open a story with a creative first sentence.

Hour 3

Attendance (5)

Extra Vocabulary Worksheets

This vocabulary worksheet has some word exercise and logic puzzles.