ESL Writing Freshmen 2018 Week 3

It’s the third week of the semester. Time to catch up on reading and writing.

Hour 1

1 Summary and Review (5)

What did we do last week?

  • Writing Skill #3: Sentence Variety. Use 1-2-3-4 rule to create sentences with different lengths.
  • Writing Exercise #3: 8 sentence drill (picture prompts)
  • Writing Skill #4: First Sentences – start your story an interesting first sentence
  • Writing Exercise #4: Movie Review

2 Today’s Plan (40)


It’s time to catch up on your writing.

  • Writing Exercise #1: A Place – do, see, eat (show me, don’t tell me)
  • Writing Exercise #2: The Diner (creative story)
  • Writing Exercise #3: 8 sentence drill (optional)
  • Writing Exercise #4: Movie Review


Hours 2-3

1 Summary of Writing Skills (1)

  1. Show me, don’t tell me (more descriptive)
  2. Sentences with prepositional phrases (lots of information)
  3. Sentence Variety. Use 1-2-3-4 rule (good style)
  4. Interesting first sentence.

2 New Writing Skill: Complex Sentences (40)

This is writing assignment #5. It is about complex sentences.

We will spend a few minutes learning this very import sentence. Click here to get the writing activities.

The output of this activity will be 7 complex sentences based on picture prompts. 

3 Rewriting (60)

The rest of the class will be used to finish rewriting drafts of the other assignments.

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