ERIC Number: ED436986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Better Sentences.
This document consists of online instructional materials designed for adult education use. It is a seven lesson course designed to help the student develop better spelling and grammar skills, write with greater purpose and focus, and exercise better word choice through an enriched vocabulary. Detailed lessons, complete with worksheets and instructions, comprise the bulk of this material. It may be used by both native and non-native speakers of English, but is designed and conceived of for use by people whose first language is not English. Many of the writing and discussion topics found in the lessons focus on American culture. Within each lesson there are at least three types of assignments. In the first part, the student writes freely about a set topic. In the second part a specific writing skill is practiced. In part three there is more formal and structured writing about a given idea. Necessary technical instructions and support for those new to the Internet and computers is provided. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, World Wide Web, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Adult Basic Education Unit.