Teri Tosspon, M.A., M.A, TESL

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Course at a Glance*

COURSE AT A GLAN

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Mtg 1
8/23
· Introductions
· Importance of Communication
· Course Policies and Syllabus
· “How to Mark a Book,” pgs 645 OR
“What is Intelligence” 669






Homework: Chapter 1
“Strategies for the Active Reader” 614
-- USE READING WORKSHEET (RWS)
Journal 1: Reflection/Plans



Mtg 2
8/26
· Recognizing Elements of Good Writing
· Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and
Controlling Ideas





· Homework: Vocabulary
Chapters 2, 16
Journal 2: 21st Century Communication
“The Changing American Family, ” 674

Mtg 3
8/30
· Parts of Speech Review
· Supporting Details in Paragraphs
· Subjects and Verbs





Homework Chapters 3, 17
Journal 3- Changing
RWS “Dream Houses” pg 653

Mtg 4
9/2
· · Making Subjects and Verbs Agree


· *Test 1*-Chapters 1-4

Homework Chapter 4
Read “Why Don’t These Women Just Leave?” 682
Journal 4 - Influences

9/6
· Labor day holiday Campus closed


Mtg 5
9/9
· Developing Paragraphs: Illustration,
· Understanding Fragments and Phrases
"My Daughter Smokes" -



· Homework: Chapters 5, 18
Journal 5 Illustration (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 363-366)

RWS TBA page TBA

Mtg 6
9/13
· Combining Sentences Using Three Options for Coordination
· Combining Sentences Using Subordination
· Developing Paragraphs: Narration

Homework: Chapters 6, 7, 19
RWS “Summer Reading,” 620
Journal 6: Narration (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 381-384)


Mtg 7
9/16
· Developing Paragraphs: Description
· Correcting Fragments and Run-Ons


Homework Chapter 8, 20
RWS “A Day at the Theme Park” 631
Journal 7: Description (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 405-408


Mtg 8
9/20
· Choosing correct Pronouns
· Developing Paragraphs (Chpt 21): process analysis
· *Test 2*-Chapters 5-9


Homework: Chapters 9, 21
RWS “Slice of life” 642
Journal 8: Process Chpt 21 (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 422-424)


Mtg 9
9/23
· Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure
· Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
· Final Paper Pre-Writing



Homework: Chapters 10, 13
Journal 9: Final Paper – Rough Draft


Mtg 10
09/27
· Irregular Verb forms
Verbs
· Final Paper Editing
Review for final
Homework Chpt 11, 12
Final Paper – Final Draft
prepare for final

Mtg 11
09/30
· Mastering Verb Tenses
· Review of Paragraph Writing
· Final Exam
Final Paper due
Homework None! Class is OVER!
* Instructor reserves the right to update or adapt this schedule based on the needs of the students, as determined by assessments and need.

Journal Assignment - - ---- ---- ---- - -Journals for English 10

Diagnostic – In-class
Journal 1 – Reflection and Expectations
Journal 2 – 21st century communications
Journal 3 – If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and how would you change it?
Journal 4 – List five to eight people who influenced you the most (list at least one person who influenced you negatively). Choose three of those influences and write a paragraph about each explaining who they are and how they influenced you.
Journal 5 – Illustration (Chpt 18). (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 363-366)
Journal 6 – Narration (Chpt 19) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 381-384)
Journal 7 –Description (Chpt 20) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 405-408)
Journal 8 – Process Analysis (Chpt 21) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 422-424)
Journal 9 – Final Paper Rough Draft

Journal 10 – Final Paper


Handouts & Documents




Week 2 Jeopardy Game - Quiz for Week 2. Must get 15 of these correct to pass.

Vocabulary

Resources to Prevent Common Errors
Common Errors

Meeting 1

1a. Accept

---b. Except

2a. Access

---b. Excess

3a. Adopt

---b. Adapt

4a. Advice

--- b. Advise

5a. Affect

---b. Effect

Meeting 3

11a. Choose

---b. Chose

12a. Cite

---b. Site

---c. Sight

13a. Complement

---b. Compliment

14a. Conscious

---b. Conscience

15a. Council ---

---b. Counsel

Meeting 5


21a. Eminent

---b. Imminent

22a. Ensure

---b. Insure

23a. Everyday

---b. Every day

24a. Farther

------b. Further

25a. Formerly

b. Formally

Meeting 7


31a. Lose

---b. Loose

32a. Maybe

---b. May be

33a. Passed

---b. Past

34a. Prosecute

---b. Persecute

35a. Personal

---b. Personnel

Meeting 9

36a. Principal

---b. Principle

37a. Quiet

---b. Quite

---c. Quit

38a. Respectfully

---b. Respectively

39a. Stationary

---b. Stationery

40a. Than

---b. Then

Meeting 2

6a. All ready

---b. Already

7a. Altar

---b. Alter

8a. Amount

---b. Number

9a. Beside ---------

---b. Besides

10a. Capital

---b. Capitol

Meeting 4

16a. Continually --

----b. Continuously---

17a. Course

---b. Coarse

18a. Desert

---b. Dessert

19a. Disburse

---b. Disperse

20a. Eligible

---b. Illegible

Meeting 6

26a. Its

---b. It’s

27a. Later

---b Latter

28a. Lay

---b. Lie

29a. Less

---b. Fewer

30a. Liable

---b. Libel

Meeting 8

41a. There

---b. Their

---c. They’re

42a. To

---b. Too

---c. Two

43a. Whether

---b. Weather

44a. Who’s

---b. Whose

45a. Your

---b. You’re




Make-up Words (or Teacher-added)





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