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Writing Tips

 Hello class!Thank you for finding such interesting sites. The selection ranges from BrainPop available through the district subscription to sites created for ESL teachers in Japan. Quite a surprise! I like your excellent observations about site features. Let me help with your writing.The following list includes phrases that describe learning activities that may be available on Websites for students of English:  

TO IMPROVE SKILLS IN LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING *

TO PRACTICE PRONUNCIATION  * TO LISTEN TO THE SPEAKER *TO BUILD VOCABULARY *

TO EXPAND VOCABULARY* TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF … *

TO USE GRAMMAR GUIDES * TO DO GRAMMAR EXERCISES * TO TAKE INTERACTIVE QUIZZES *

TO ACCESS SPELLING CHARTS * TO WATCH EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS *

TO LEARN WHILE PLAYING GAMES  

Writing tips: (!) Try to use three or more different phrases from the list in your annotation.

(!) Avoid over-using “good, nice, cool.” Substitute these adjectives with INFORMATIVE, EFFECTIVE, ATTRACTIVE, USEFUL, PRACTICAL, EASY TO NAVIGATE (INTUITIVE).

Click on the COMMENTS to view an example.

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September 23, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

6 Comments »

  1. Elements of Literature is a book where one can learn English. By reading the interesting stories that are in this helpful book. Also there are many new words with their meaning, this allows one to extend our vocabulary.
    It provides a glossary, quizzes, and some thing very important it talk about real people and that made it valuable. I recommend because is it a very useful tool to learn a new language.

    Comment by jose m 3 | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. https://219m219.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/elim_3.doc
    By Elim_3

    Comment by IM | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. http://www.library.com
    This is one of the best pages.
    You can learn more English and can read better with the help of this web site.
    You can fine attractive features for example pictures to look at, and information about stories.
    This page is very cool, because you can fine to many books and magazines too.
    I would like to add some games about books.
    I recommend this site because it is interesting.

    Comment by julia 3 | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  4. A useful a web site for learners is http://www.brainpop.com. This web site can help learners in different ways. The brainpop can help learn more English.
    That web site has videos about English after you see the video you take quizzes.
    To practice pronunciation (to listen to the speaker) (to build vocabulary).
    The brainpop is good for learn more English has videos to teach about what you do not understand.
    To improve skills in listing, speaking, reading, and writing.
    Brainpop can help for all subjects.
    I recommend this web site to the teachers because is good for you getting examples to the student, and that web site can help for all subject in different ways.
    I think in this web site all are right, I do think that it doesn’t need any more…

    Comment by vilma_3 | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  5. A useful web site for English learners is http://www.brainpop.com. This website can help learners improve their English because it has all school subjects. Like for example biology, it can help because we can read the textbook, and get our reading skills expanded. Another example will be the subject English; we can practice our grammar by doing worksheets that they offer there. There are a lot of attractive features there; some of them are pictures, videos, and games (fun educational games).The design is really attractive, it has a lot of color combination. It’s really colorful. I will not do any changes to the site, and maybe I add more educational games about reading. I recommend this website to other learners and to teachers because it is educational, and it can help us a lot
    with improving English skills.

    Comment by Joselyn | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  6. http://www.rong-chang.com
    This is a Web portal of great value for ESL students of all ages. It references a wide range of Web sites sorted by categories. Clicking on a topic of interest on the left-side navigation panel, the user can open respective links and learn through reading and practice. Many sites have multimedia enhancements allowing students to watch/listen to web casts. Most of the sites have quizzes. It’s easy to follow one’s mastery level after an on-line study session. Bookmark this site – we are going to visit it frequently.

    Comment by IM | September 23, 2007 | Reply


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