• Foundations C Writing Packet
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  • The Writing Process
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  • Descriptive Essays
  • Classification Essays
  • Refining Writing
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  • The Writing Process AK


    1. Exercise: Practice understanding the prompt

      1. What are some benefits of learning English?
        1. descriptive/classification
        2. good results of learning English
        3. examples of benefits
      2. Describe an influential person in your life. Why was the person important to you?
        1. descriptive
        2. a person that influenced you
        3. reasons why they are important to you
      3. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use reasons and examples to support your answer: Cell phones should not be used in class.
        1. opinion
        2. Should cell phones be used in class?
        3. reasons why agree or disagree
    2. Exercise: Practice brainstorming

      1. Answers will vary dramatically, no example provided
    3. Exercise: Practice outlining

      1. TH: English offers educational and vocational benefits.

        TS: English opens doors to education.

        TS: Getting a job is easier when you know English.

      2. TH: My great aunt taught me many important lessons.

        TS: She taught me how to love others.

        TS: She also showed me how important it is to be patient.

      3. TH: Cell phones should be banned in class.

        TS: Cell phones can be distracting to both the user and classmates who sit by them.

        TS: Cell phones should be banned because students often miss valuable practice when they use their phones for other things.

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