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Reading/Writing Humor / Joe Jefferson Vocabulary Builder-Upper
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:19:03 AM »
This is a segment from the Bob & Tom show, the Vocabulary Builder-Upper.  It's one of those humorous bits that reminds you about your lexicon and what happens when it isn't what it should be.

Cause & Effect / Practice Day: Warning Labels
« on: March 31, 2014, 06:26:28 PM »
Harry and I will do our practice day on warning labels featured on different products and devices.  Our lesson plan can be found here:

Feedback--Teacher / Re: Grading rubric for ESL 501
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:16:08 PM »
A good read about the pros and cons to ESL learners and teacher feedback.

Feedback--Teacher / Grading rubric for ESL 501
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:12:01 PM »
Here is an example of a rubric used in the service courses to evaluate the first major assignment.

1. Do an activity that summarizes the students' knowledge of space junk.  This will determine how much they know about the topic before it is discussed.
2. Do an activity to compare garbage collection on the surface of the planet and see how that would relate to space.
3. Ask students to predict what they will see in the article.  Since the title is vague, this could lead to several different predictions.

Reading/Writing Humor / Re: Comma Joke
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »

Reading/Writing Humor / Apostrophe Lesson with Bob the Angry Flower
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:17:43 PM »

Extensive Reading / Extensive Reading for Japanese EFL students
« on: February 04, 2014, 01:45:51 PM »
This document details an extensive reading program geared towards Japanese EFL learners.

Here's an example:

Learning L2 Reading & Writing / OWL Purdue
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:30:45 AM »
In the ESL writing service courses, we use a lot of sources to help us teach advanced writing to the undergrads and grads.  A great website that has a lot of the necessary information and guides for academic writing can be found from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).  You can find it here:

Use the search to find just about any kind of paper or content you need to write academically.  This include research papers, using citations, paragraph cohesion, and much, much more.  If you poke around, I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful material you yourself can benefit from.

Motivation / Putting pictures in a post
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:23:58 PM »
If you don't know how to put an image into a post like this:

Here's how you do it:

Find the image you want online.

Right click the picture and select "Copy image location" (NOT copy image)

On this forum post, click the image button (it's under the Boldface B button)

Paste the link with Ctrl + V.

Press enter.

Before you submit the post, click the "Preview" button to make sure you did it right.

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