Week 5: ESL Writing Lessons

This week the ESL students will continue to practice paragraph writing. This week we will change our focus a little and start writing summary paragraphs.

A Thought

Many things are happening here on the Korean peninsula. Not much good news, actually. The troubles between the two Koreas reminds me of a line from a famous book.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities


A summary is a paragraph that includes the main ideas of another person’s speaking or writing. Usually, you don’t write about your ideas. You want to retell what the writer said but use different words. Writing a summary is a very good skill to have, especially for school and work. Bu

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Teacher Training Class: Week 4

The Trouble with Fries

by Malcolm Gladwell

Writing Summary

Improving the health of fast food will require a new revolution in order to eliminate biases toward nutritious food, reduce costs through mass production and create mass appeal through effective marketing.

Many people have a bias about food: the higher the nutrition, the lower the taste. More factual information isn’t the solution because most people don’t seem to make smart food choices even when they know certain fast foods have poor nutrition.

In order to make healthy fast food more appealing we need to lower costs with techniques used in other areas. One factor that helped make fast food successful was the application of mass

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Week 2: ESL Writing Class

Welcome to Week 2, ESL students. Please print these writing worksheets and bring them to class.


Here is a lesson to help students learn and practice the use of articles in English writing. Download and print the writing worksheet.

Dog and Sausage

In this writing lesson, my ESL students will write a story. The purpose of this writing lesson is to:

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