PLAR English Notes: Term 2B, 2017

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Term 2B: April 18th – June 16th, 2017

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Class 1: Monday, April 19th, 2017: course introduction, writing expectations, examples of full sentences, assignment 1 (nouns), assignment 2 (plural nouns)

Class 2: Monday, April 24th, 2017: quick review of assignments 1-2 (nouns, plural nouns), and then assignments 3 to 5 (pronouns, root words and syllables, verbs)

Class 3: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017: assignments 6 to 8 (syllables, adjectives, and adverbs)

Class 4: Monday, May 1st, 2017: assignments 9 and 10, and the start of assignment 11 (parts of speech review, capitalization, and some punctuation)

Class 5: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017: assignments 11 to 14 (punctuation, complete sentences, word meanings from context, newspaper article comprehension part 1)

Class 6: Monday, May 8th, 2017: assignments 15 to 16: newspaper article comprehension part 2, short story comprehension)

Class 7: Monday, May 15th, 2017: assignments 17 to 20: brainstorming and idea web, purpose of writing, organizing your ideas, paragraph writing (more examples of paragraphs will be shared next class)

Class 8: Wednesday, May 17th (*Rescheduled to May 19th due to a power outage): assignment 20: write a paragraph

Class 9: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017: Assignments 21, 22, and 23 (write a letter, steps to summarize, and short story summary)

Class 10: Monday, May 29th, 2017: Assignments 23 and 24 (short story summary, newspaper article summary)

Class 11: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017: special guest, Jane Antoniak, great discussion, another example for assignment 23

Class 12: Monday, June 5th, 2017: introduction to persuasive writing and assignment 25: persuasive paragraph

Class 13: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017: Assignment 26 (types of resumes), and bonus material (not needed for class) about job searching for anyone interested

Class 14: Monday, June 12th, 2017: Assignment 27: Write a resume on a computer

Class 15: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017: Practice test


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PLAR English Notes: Term 2A, 2017

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Term 2A: February 6th – April 13th, 2017

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Class 1: Monday, February 6th, 2017: course introduction, writing expectations, examples of full sentences, assignment 1 (nouns), assignment 2 (plural nouns)

Class 2: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017: review of assignments 1 to 2 (nouns, plural nouns), assignments 3 to 4 (pronouns, root words and suffixes), and assignment 5 (verbs)

Class 3: Monday, February 13th, 2017: finish discussing verbs (linking verbs, verb tenses), then assignments 6 to 8 (syllables, adjectives, and adverbs)

Class 4: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017: assignments 9 to 11 (parts of speech review, capitalization, and punctuation)

Class 5: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017: assignments 12 to 15 (complete sentences, word meanings from context or inferring, newspaper article comprehension parts 1 and 2)

Class 6: Monday, February 27th, 2017: assignment 16: short story comprehension

Class 7: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017: assignments 17 to 20 (brainstorming and idea web, purpose of writing, organize your ideas, and one example of a paragraph–more examples next class)

Class 8: Monday, March 6th, 2017: Assignment 20 (more paragraph examples, paragraph structure, purpose of writing, thinking of ideas)

Class 9: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017: Assignments 21 to 22 (letter writing, intro to summarizing) and and introduction to assignments 23 and 24 (short story summary, newspaper article summary)

Class 10: Monday, March 20th, 2017: Special guest and example for assignment 23: short story summary

Class 11: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017: Review of Monday’s example and a second example for assignment 23: short story summary.

Class 12: Monday, March 27th, 2017: Example for assignment 24: newspaper article summary

Class 13: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017: Introduction to persuasive writing and examples for assignment 25: persuasive paragraph

Class 14: Monday, April 3rd, 2017: Two more examples of persuasive paragraphs for assignment 25 and a discussion of assignment 26: types of resumes

Class 15: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017: assignment 27: write a resume on a computer

Class 16: Monday, April 10th, 2017: practice test, first half

Class 17: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017: practice test, second half (the notes also include the first half, so there is an answer key)


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PLAR English Notes: Term 1B, 2016-2017

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Term 1B: November 14, 2016 – January 27th, 2017

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Class 1: Monday, November 14th, 2016: course introduction, writing expectations, examples of full sentences

Class 2: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016: assignments 1 to 3 (nouns, plural nouns, pronouns)

Class 3: Monday, November 21st, 2016: assignments 4 and 5 (root words and suffixes; verbs)

Class 4: Thursday, November 24th, 2016: assignments 6 to 8 (syllables, adjectives, adverbs)

Class 5: Monday, November 28th, 2016: assignments 9 to 11 (other parts of speech and parts of speech review, capitalization, punctuation)

Class 6: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016: assignment 11, the last part (quotation marks) and assignments 12 to 15 (complete sentences, word meanings from context, newspaper article part 1, and newspaper article part 2).

Class 7: Monday, December 5th, 2016: Assignment 16 (short story comprehension, example story to help)

Class 8: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016: Assignments 17 to 19 (brainstorming/idea web, purpose of writing, organize your ideas), and one example for assignment 20 (paragraph writing)

Class 9: Monday, December 12th, 2016: Assignment 20 (paragraph writing)

Class 10: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016: Assignment 21 ( letter writing and assignment 22 (steps to summarize). Also a brief introduction to assignments 23 and 24.

Class 11: Monday, December 19th, 2016: Special guest and assignment 23: short story summary.

Class 12: December 21st, 2016: Second example for assignment 23: short story summary.

Class 13: January 9th, 2017: Assignment 24: newspaper article summary

Class 14: January 11th, 2017: Introduction to persuasive writing and assignment 25: persuasive paragraph, two examples

Class 15: January 16th, 2017: Two more examples for assignment 25 (persuasive paragraph) and assignment 26 (types of resumes)

Class 16: January 18th, 2017: Assignment 27: Write a resume on a computer

Class 17: January 23rd, 2017: Practice test, first half

Class 18: January 25th, 2017: Practice test, second half


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PLAR English Notes: Term 1A, 2016

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Term 1A: September 7 – November 2, 2016

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Class 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016: course introduction, writing expectations, examples of full sentences, assignment 1 (nouns), and assignment 2 (plural nouns)

Class 2: Monday, September 12, 2016: Assignments 1 to 2 (review) and assignments 3 to 5 (full): nouns, plural nouns, pronouns, suffixes and root words, verbs

Class 3: Wednesday, September 14, 2016: Assignments 6 to 9 (syllables, adjectives, adverbs, review of the parts of speech)

Class 4: Monday, September 19, 2016: Assignments 9 to 11 (review of the parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation)

Class 5: Wednesday, September 21, 2015: Assignments 12 to 15 and an intro to assignment 16 (complete sentences, word meanings from context, newspaper article comprehension parts 1-2, short story comprehension)

Class 6: Monday, September 26, 2016: Assignment 16 (short story comprehension)

Class 7: Wednesday, September 28, 2016: Assignments 17 to 19 and one example for assignment 20 (brainstorming and idea web, purpose of writing, organize your ideas, paragraph writing)

Class 8: Monday, October 3, 2016: Assignment 20, writing a paragraph (more examples)

Class 9: Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Assignments 21 to 22 and an intro to assignments 23 and 24 (letter writing, steps to summarize, short story summary, newspaper article summary)

Class 10: Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Assignment 23 (short story summary)

Class 11: Monday, October 17, 2016: Assignment 24 (newspaper article summary) and intro to assignment 25 (writing a persuasive paragraph)

Class 12: Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Assignment 25 (writing a persuasive paragraph) and assignment 26 (three types of resumes)

Class 13: Monday, October 24, 2016: Assignment 27 (writing a resume using a computer: step-by-step instructions and an example)

Class 14: Wednesday, October 26, 2016: PLAR English practice test, first half

Class 15: Monday, October 31, 2016: PLAR English practice test, second half (the whole thing)

Class 16: Wednesday, November 2, 2016: PLAR English special guest and extra review for Assignment 23 (shot story summary)


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