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EL Civics 1. Want Ad Abbreviations

For this year’s EL Civics assessment, students will complete two tasks related to employment and job training. The main objective is: Identify and access employment and training resources needed to obtain and keep a job. Here, we will focus on the first Task. Task 1: Interpret Job Openings Given resources such as “help wanted” adsContinue reading “EL Civics 1. Want Ad Abbreviations”

English in Action: Welcome Unit/”Be” Part 2

Homework update: Use the English in Action Audio Course to complete the workbook exercises. It is important to be able to ask questions about yourself and other people with Be. Check out this handy chart for reference, courtesy of English in Action 2. (If you do not have the textbook for English in Action 2,Continue reading “English in Action: Welcome Unit/”Be” Part 2″

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”

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. AnContinue reading “Adjectives in a nutshell”

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 storyContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Cybernaut”

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 aContinue reading “Calculate Taxes and Tips”

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: