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ESL R 310


 


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Reading Skills
& Vocabulary

Reading Practice Exercises
@ Speed Reading Practices
@ Gallaudet University (Vocab & Reading Skills)
@ A1a Gallaudet Univ. (Vocab & Reading Skills)
@ A1b Five exciting stories with timed exercises
@ A1c Tons of easy news stories with exercises, summaries, etc.
@ A1d A to Z vocabulary practice
@ A1e A Short List of Vocabulary Practice Links

Reading Skills & Strategies
@ A2a How to read newspapers better
@ A2b How to mark a textbook
@ A2c Cuesta College reading links
@ A2d Advanced questioning and thinking skills

Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes, and Parts of Speech
@ A3a Learn new slang every day
@ A3b The most common prefixes & suffixes
@ A3c Suffixes & Part of Speech (WF)
@ A3d Roots! Many example words for 100+ roots
@ A3e Excellent easy to read Roots list with examples
@ A3f Roots and Prefixes Workshop

Making Inferences
@ A4a Inferences Quiz 1
@ A4b Inferences Quiz 2
@ A4c Inferences Quiz 3
@ A4d Inferences and Main Ideas/Topic Sentences

Fact vs. Opinion
@ A5a Fact vs. Opinion Quiz 1
@ A5b Fact vs. Opinion Quiz 2
@ A5c Fact vs. Opinion Quiz 3
@ A5d Fact vs. Opinion Quiz 4

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Interesting
Online Readings

Readings Connected to Our Textbook
@B1a Sick Building Syndrome- causes and solutions
@ B1b Article on family structures
@ B1c Reading about different kinds of marriage
@ B1d American family types
@ B1e Man finds 25th wife is the right one

Three Videos for Unit 7
@ B1f The chimpanzee Kanzi using pictograms
@ B1g The chimpanzee Washoe using sign language
@ B1h The gorilla Koko using sign language

Elections & Voting
@ B2a How we elect a president
@ B2b How the electoral college works
@ B2c Reasons for not voting - all wrong

General Readings
@ B3a "Topics" magazine - easy to read articles by students
@ B3b American cultural ideas and attitudes
@ B3c National Geographic science news
@ B3d Biographies of famous women
@ B3e A guide to everything about earthquakes - for kids
@ B3f See pictures of the Hayward earthquake fault
@ B3g Healthy eating, shopping, etc.
@ B3h The McDonald's Bag-a-McMeal page
@ B3i Learn more about online banking
@ B3j What are urban legends?
@ B3k Choose the theme you're interested in, and READ!

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Novel: The Pearl
by John Steinbeck

Images from the Novel
@ Book Covers and Movie Ads for The Pearl

About the Novel
@ C1a Research project by other students
@ C1b Context and background for the novel
@ C1c Easy quizzes about The Pearl

Background info
@ C2a How pearls are formed
@ C2b VIDEO: Pearl oysters in the Sea of Cortez
@ C2c Woman finds 26 pearls in 1 oyster
@ C2d Mirage photos
@ C2e Mirages explained
@ C2f VIDEO: An ocean mirage!

Compare these biographies
@ C3a Biography of Steinbeck
@ C3a Steinbeck at Wikipedia
@ C3a Steinbeck at Biography.com

Symbolism and other elements of novels
@ C4a How to Understand Symbolism

Can You Summarize That?
@ C5a Summary writing: 25 words max
@ C5b Summary writing: 50 words max
@ C5c Summary writing: 100 words max

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Handouts *downloadable*
& Information

NEW FOR SPRING 2011
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF FILE for SPRING 2011 STUDENT INFORMATION, TEXTBOOK, GRADING, ETC.!

*ESL R92 Lab Menu
*ESLR 310 TEXTBOOK WEBSITE
*ESLR 310 Student Information Sheet
*ESLR 310 Schedule, Weeks 1-8
*ESLR 310 Schedule, Weeks 9-17
Easy Voter Guide PDF 2.1MB

*ESLR 310 Guided Worksheet for The Pearl, Part One
*ESLR 310 Guided Worksheet for The Pearl, Part Two
*ESLR 310 Guided Worksheet for The Pearl, Part Three
*ESLR 310 Guided Worksheet for The Pearl, Parts 4 & 5

*ESLR 310 Pearl Discussion One
*ESLR 310 Pearl Discussion Two
*ESLR 310 Pearl Discussion Three
ESLR 310 Pearl Discussion *last one!

*ESLR 310 Library Information Project
*ESLR 310 Why Sitting Down is Deadly - Mark/Annotate
*ESLR 310 Jobs 100-word Summary Practice
ESLR 310 Novel Project Instructions

*ESLR 310 Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes Handout 1
*ESLR 310 Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes Handout 2
*ESLR 310 Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes Handout 3
ESLR 310 Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes Handout FINAL

*ESLR 310 Test One Study Guide
ESLR 310 VOCAB REVIEW Ch. 1&2 FROM CLASS
ESLR 310 Career Trends Summmary FROM CLASS
*ESLR 310 Test Two Study Guide
ESLR 310 VOCAB REVIEW Ch. 3&4 FROM CLASS
*ESLR 310 Test Three Study Guide