Brainstorm summer paragraph writing task

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Brainstorm summer paragraph writing task

  1. 1. Goal Setting Now that you have started…. Let’s keep going! Deb Ramirez ESL Levels 3-4 Pierce College Summer 2008
  2. 2. What makes a sentence? <ul><li>_________ </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul>The students are learning the computers. ___________ Verb ___________ Object <ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Verb </li></ul><ul><li>Plus object </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stretch your sentences! <ul><li>The students are learning the computers. </li></ul>Adjectives! Adverbs! The young and older students are learning the computers. The young and older students are using the modern computers carefully .
  4. 4. Words that begin with a vowel you can use for your practice paragraph! <ul><li>ESL practice activity </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>I-BEST planning </li></ul><ul><li>Employment search </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting conversation </li></ul>Which article do you use in front of the nouns on this list?
  5. 5. Nouns that could be used in your paragraph <ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>Transi tions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Employ ment </li></ul><ul><li>Readi ness </li></ul><ul><li>Class es </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><li>television </li></ul>
  6. 6. Verbs that could be used <ul><li>Use the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Check </li></ul><ul><li>Can understand </li></ul><ul><li>Can speak </li></ul><ul><li>Can write </li></ul><ul><li>Can read </li></ul><ul><li>Have </li></ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><li>Get </li></ul><ul><li>Go </li></ul><ul><li>Finish </li></ul><ul><li>Need </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adjectives you can use <ul><li>Education al </li></ul><ul><li>ESL </li></ul><ul><li>Job </li></ul><ul><li>Integrat ed </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul><ul><li>Important </li></ul><ul><li>Better </li></ul><ul><li>Improved </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul>
  8. 8. Today is “ Inspiration ” Day! <ul><li>Classwork: </li></ul><ul><li>Write a one paragraph summary about your plans to practice your English skills! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Any Questions ??? <ul><li>Ask now or forever hold your peace! </li></ul>

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