Your homework will be added to this page as I assign each task to you. The Assigned date shows when I gave the homework, and the Due date shows when the homework is supposed to be ready for presentation.
Free Writing Worksheet. (March 14th, 2006)
Idea Bubble Network / Mind Map handout/worksheet. (March 16th, 2006)
Midterm exam preview. April 19th 2006.
Letter-Writing Example. 11 May 2006.
#2. Second Homework: Assigned March 14th. Due March 16th:
#3. Third Homework: Assigned March 16th. Due March 23rd.
#4. Blog Homework for the week of March 21-28. Please see this post on the class blog for more information on this week’s homework.
#5. Conjunctions Work and Rewriting Your Paragraph: Assigned 28 March 2006. Due 30 March 2006.
You begn writing a paragraph using a pool of words I put on the board. You had to:
After you finish writing this paragraph, put it aside for a little while. Then come back to it, read it aloud, and rewrite it. You will be showing this paragraph to at least one or two classmates next time (during class on March 30th), so please be prepared!
#6. Using Good Topic Sentences: Assigned 4 April 2006. Due 11 April 2006.
We worked on making bad topic sentences, ie. topic sentences that were:
Your homework was to (a) write four good topic sentences (on the topic of “rice”) that include an opinion, but that don’t use the pronoun I, and (b) to use two of your good topic sentences as the topic sentences of paragraphs that you blog in the next week or so.
Remember: OPINION IS ESSENTIAL!
#7. Working With Lists: Assigned 13 April 2006. Due 20 April 2006.
There were three pieces of homework for this day:
#9: Who is She/He? (Blog homework)
This is based on the exercise we did in class. You looked at your partner, and were supposed to write a descriptive paragraph about your partner, and blog it. This is NOT a hand-in assignment.
#10: Do You Know Someone Whoâ€¦? (Due 11 May 2006)
This is also based on an exercise we did in class. In this exercise, you interviewed classmates about stingy, nasty, or unusual friends or relatives of theirs. You should choose the most interesting example, write a paragraph using “For example” and “For instance”, and print it. Submit the description of the person to me.
#11: Write Me a Letter (Postmark Due 18 May 2006)
We discussed the form for writing a letter in class. Your assignment is to write me a letter using as many of the techniques as possible from what we’ve already studied. Type me a letter, put it in an envelope, address it to me in English, and then go to the post office and mail it to me. You will not be marked on the contents, but simply receive a checkmark if you have done it, or an X if you have not. You should specify that you are a student in my DAYTIME Elementary Composition course, because my Evening class students are doing this as well. Feel free to write about whatever you want, whether it’s about the class, your life, your English studies, or something completely different. I want you not to worry about writing perfectly, but express your ideas in an interesting way. Refer to this handout for some ideas.