English grammar Paragraph Writing II

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English Grammar: Paragraph Writing II
English language learners: This is a step-by-step 27-slide presentation to help you revisit information on parts of speech, so you can build stronger sentences. (Created by Rita Zuba Prokopetz / G&R Languages – May, 2012). This presentation was created as part of my program of studies in EDU 643 -- I have learned a lot since. Thank you Professor!

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English grammar Paragraph Writing II

  1. 1. Independent StudiesSessionAudience: EAL learnersObjective: Describe a processPrepared by: RZP For: EDU 643Ritas Class May, 2012 1Topic: Parts of Speech (review)Application: Paragraph writing (process)Audience: English language learnersPublished by: G&R Languages – May, 2012
  2. 2. Hi Class!This is your self-study sessionClick on the “speaker icon” to hear the instructions:Ritas Class May, 2012 2
  3. 3. Pop Quiz on parts of speech To have a quick review and do a few pop quizzes about eachpart of speech, click the link below. Proceed when ready.http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos.htmCourtesy of: ©2002 INTERLINK LanguageCenters - Created by Mark FederRitas Class May, 2012 3AdjectivePronounConjunctionArticleAdverbNounPrepositionVerbInterjection
  4. 4. Goals and Objectives: CLB6*Review parts of speechBuild stronger sentencesWrite a “How to…” (describe a process)*Please click on the “speaker icon” for further information:Ritas Class May, 2012 4
  5. 5. Parts of SpeechHow many? There are 9!Instructions: Click here to see examples of all parts ofspeech, or go to slide # 19 for further information.You may also click here to go to slide 26 for your final task.Enjoy!Ritas Class May, 2012 5AdjectivePronounConjunctionArticleAdverbNounPrepositionVerbInterjection
  6. 6. Nouns (click to view examples)Words: place, people, things, feelingsI live in CanadaMicah has an appleParticipation is importantThe bus is lateShe feels sadnessRitas Class May, 2012 6Nouns
  7. 7. Adjectives (click to view examples)Before the nounI have a ------------------- shirtAdjectives: nice, new, blue, large, smallRitas Class May, 2012 7Adjective
  8. 8. Adverbs (click to view examples)After the verb (N.B. and also in different places in a sentence)I sing -------------------Adverbs: nicely, beautifully, loudly, softlyRitas Class May, 2012 8Adverbs
  9. 9. Indefinite articles: A, An(click to view examples)An: before vowels(N.B. exceptions: “silent H” (an hour) and “double U” sounds (a university))A: before consonants (see exceptions above)We have 1)---- online task to do, so we can build 2)----stronger sentence.Answer: 1) an, 2) aRitas Class May, 2012 9Articles
  10. 10. Definite article: The(click to view examples)Before a noun:The car I bought is blueBefore an adjective:The blue pen is mineRitas Class May, 2012 10Articles
  11. 11. Conjunctions: FANBOYSFORANDNORBUTORYETSORitas Class May, 2012 11Conjunctions
  12. 12. Conjunctions: WASABIWHENASSINCEALTHOUGHBECAUSEIFRitas Class May, 2012 12Conjunctions
  13. 13. PRONOUNSIYouMeYouMyYourHeSheItHimHerItHisHerItsWeYouTheyUsYouThemOurYourTheirRitas Class May, 2012 13Pronouns
  14. 14. PRONOUNSMineYoursMyselfYourselfHisHersItsHimselfHerselfItselfOursYoursTheirsOurselvesYourselvesThemselvesRitas Class May, 2012 14Pronouns
  15. 15. Ritas Class May, 2012 15PrepositionPlaceONINOVERBESIDEUNDERTimeATBEFOREPRIOR TOAFTERDURING Preposition
  16. 16. Regular VerbsPresentLikeWantStudyPlayPast and Past ParticipleLiked LikedWanted WantedStudied StudiedPlayed PlayedRitas Class May, 2012 16Verbs
  17. 17. Irregular VerbsPresentSeeDrinkWriteReadPast and Past ParticipleSaw SeenDrank DrunkWrote WrittenRead* Read* (*pronounced “red”)Ritas Class May, 2012 17Verbs
  18. 18. Interjections! WOW! Oh, my gosh! Great! Well done!Now, please click on the “speaker icon” for further instructions:Ritas Class May, 2012 18
  19. 19. What do I already know?Signposts: First of all, Second, Next, Then, After that, Finally,Action verbs: Get Prepare Organize Categorize Put InsertRitas Class May, 2012 19
  20. 20. Writing a “how to” paragraphLanguage needed:Action VerbsConjunctionsTransition words (signposts)Ritas Class May, 2012 20
  21. 21. BraisntormingThink of:A topic for your “How to…” paragraphThe action verbs you will needThe conjunctions to connect wordsand sentencesThe transition words (signposts)Ritas Class May, 2012 21
  22. 22. Paragraph One: Example“How to Organize your Binder”Organizing your classroombinder is not very difficult, andtoday, I would like to show youhow. All you have to do is followthe simple steps below.Ritas Class May, 2012 22
  23. 23. Paragraph Two: Example (part 1)First of all, prepare all the officesupplies you will need, such as:stapler, three-hole puncher,dividers, tabs and a three-ringbinder. Next, punch holes in all theworksheets and categorize themaccording to each language skill. (N.B.this paragraph continues on the next slide)Ritas Class May, 2012 23
  24. 24. Paragraph Two: Example (part 2)Following that, label the tabs with each of the skills andinsert them in the dividers. Prior to placing theworksheets in the binder, insert the dividers for eachskill in the binder to separate the four different areas.Finally, place your worksheets in each sectionaccording to the date.(N.B. this paragraph starts on the previous slide)Ritas Class May, 2012 24
  25. 25. Paragraph Three: ExampleAs you can see, organizing yourclassroom binder is quite simple,and all you have to do is follow thesteps mentioned above.Ritas Class May, 2012 25
  26. 26. What have we learned? Applying knowledge of parts of speech Understanding sentence structure Creating a how-to paragraphNow, click on the link below to show me what you have learned (Google Doc form):https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRXZXg5QlFvT0xJNnc4R1pJY0dlT0E6MQThank you!Ritas Class May, 2012 26
  27. 27. Independent Studies SessionRitas Class May, 2012 27Topic: Parts of Speech (review)Application: Paragraph writing (process)Audience: English language learnersPublished by: G&R Languages – May, 2012

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