ABE English, In the Classroom, Uncategorized

Advanced Work with Adjectives

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the following 16 useful adjectives: Advanced Adjectives Study Link Here is the list of the adjectives for reference: Affluent CeruleanDecrepitEffeminateEndemicFeminineHerculeanLuminousMasculineNefariousObesePrecariousStingyTorturousUnpalatableUtopian Conversational Dialogue Read the following dialogue, which uses some of the words we have learned, and answer the following questions: An Everyday Chat between Two Women on the… Continue reading Advanced Work with Adjectives

ABE English, In the Classroom

Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise

What do Trumpian tweets, French poodles, and Buddhist monks have in common? They are all described using proper adjectives! Proper adjectives are based on names and need to be capitalized. They tend to be based in either a certain place or person. Take a look at some examples: Practice Use adjectives, both proper and common,… Continue reading Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise

ABE English, In the Classroom

Adjectives in a nutshell

The following is based off of: Grammar and Usage for Better Writing. What is the difference between a dog and that short, white dog? Dog means any dog at all. The words that, short, and white modify (change) the meaning of dog from any dog to a specific dog. These words are called adjectives. An… Continue reading Adjectives in a nutshell

ABE English, In the Classroom

A Day in the Life of a Cybernaut

First, if you need to refresh on your adjectives, click here. In this activity, fill in the missing adjectives in this story and get a peek into the life of a Los Angeles Public Library cybernaut. If you need help, I have posted a list of possible adjectives to use below. Everything in this story… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Cybernaut

math, math education, Math Education

Calculate Taxes and Tips

When you buy food at the grocery store, you will often find that the price is more than what is on the sticker price. That extra money you pay is the sales tax. In the United States, different states and cities charge different amount of sales tax. Take a look at this receipt from a… Continue reading Calculate Taxes and Tips

ABE English

Using transitional words effectively

The following are resources for learning transitional words and phrases. Start here for an explanation and short quiz: https://bestgedclasses.org/using-transitional-words-and-phrases/ Take a transitional words quiz: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=transitional-words_3 Exercise: Add missing transition words to the following paragraph: Below is a useful reference of popular transition words:

ABE English

Top 25 Things You Need to Know to Pass the GED Reading and Language Arts Test

The following is adapted from the book Language Arts Workbook for the GED Test. I highly recommend it for study, as it has plenty of realistic practice question with explanations. Main Idea: Identify the main idea of a paragraph or passage. Structural Relationships: Distinguish between cause-and-effect, compare-and-contrast, and parallel relationships. Follow the sequence of events… Continue reading Top 25 Things You Need to Know to Pass the GED Reading and Language Arts Test

College Counseling, Personal Life, Uncategorized

Do you really make an impact?

After already living out most of my college career, it was time for my high school best friend to pick the college of her dreams. She had narrowed it down to two choices. Since I lived in the dorms, I didn't get to visit her as often as I used to. But now it was… Continue reading Do you really make an impact?

College Counseling, Uncategorized

Review of Colleges that Change Lives

Bottom Line: Colleges that Change Lives is a refreshing and re-invigorating look at the college guide genre. It suffers from a lack of California options and frank discussions on financial aid. Most books in the college guide genre have money sign logos indicating that a school is a “great value”, fun-fact information boxes and admissions… Continue reading Review of Colleges that Change Lives