10W Lab Work

Week and Date

 

Topics

Work to Complete

15/ December 9 Media
  • Writing Assignment #6
  • Grammar and Reading for Chapter 8
  • Lab Exam

1. Go to eCompanion, and open the Writing Assignment section (in tabs on the left).  Click on Writing Assignment 6 and follow the directions for writing a review of one of your favorite movies.  Here is an example. You do not need to print out your assignment.  Just submit it through eCompanion when you have finished writing and revising it. You have one hour to complete this.

2. Practice the grammar for Chapter 8. Write your results on a sheet of paper.

3. Read and review the vocabulary for Chapter 8. Write your results on the same sheet of paper you used to report the results for the grammar practice. You should be able to finish this in 40 minutes.

4. Lab Exam - When you have completed 1, 2, and 3 above, open this link, print out the page, and use information and links from SMC's homepage to answer the questions.

Return to LA 236 at 3:00.

14/ December 2 Health and Media
  • Blogs and Blogging
  • Expressing opinions about media

 

1. Turn in your journals for Chapter 7.

2. A blog is a web log used for people to share information and opinions.  Many people read blogs and comment on them.  Institutions and newspapers also publish blogs and ask people to respond.  Read this blog and on a separate sheet of paper, answer these questions:
a. What is the source of this blog? (source means who wrote it and where it came from)
b. Who were Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison?
c. What does the author think of fast food?
d. Did she really walk to California? 
e. Explain the meaning of Cicero's statement: "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
f. What do you think is the author's purpose in posting this blog?

3. Go to threaded discussion #4 in eCompanion.  Post a response to the question and respond to at least 2 of your classmates.  Be sure to proofread and correct your sentences for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar before you post them.

4. For homework write a page in your journal about television and movies.  Do you watch TV or see movies in this country?  If yes, what do you enjoy watching and why? If no, why don't you watch American TV or movies?

 

13/ November 25 Health and Longevity
  • Making Requests and Recommendations 
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Reading about longevity and health
  • Using internet tools to calculate longevity (optional)

1. Read this article on diet and longevity. Then answer the following questions on a sheet of paper in your own words.  DO NOT COPY FROM THE TEXT: a. What is the main idea of this article?  b. What has research shown so far about the benefits of a calorie-restricted diet?

2. Do these vocabulary and reading exercises for Chapter 7 and record your results on the same sheet of paper where you answered the two questions above.

3. Do these exercises to practice the grammar for Chapter 7. Only parts 1 and 2 are required.  If you cannot get to it today in the lab, complete it for homework.  Record your results on the same sheet of paper for the activities above, or if you do it for homework, record the results on a separate sheet.

4. This is an optional activity to do after you have completed your other work. Take this longevity test or a similar one.  Record your results on the same sheet where you recorded your results for the Chapter 7 work.

5. Journal writing for Chapter 7.   Based on the information from "The Secrets of a Very Long Life" and "Claims to Amazing Health" do you think you live a healthy lifestyle in a healthy environment?  Be sure to write at least a page, and give specific examples.  This is due Wednesday, December 2, along with the vocabulary journal for Chapter 7.

Please meet finish your work by 2:15 and meet in LA 236 by 2:35.

12/ November 18 Culture and Health
  • Present Perfect
  • Comparatives and Superlatives

 

1.Turn in your writing journal (2) and vocabulary for chapter 6.

2. Print out this cloze test and bring it to class.

3. Print out this page. Read it, circle the verbs, and write one or two sentences summing up the writer's problem for homework, due Monday, November 23.

4. Do these exercises for review and practice

Present Perfect

So and Neither

Both, Either, Neither, Nor, So

Either/Neither, Too/So

Either/ Neither/ Too

Comparatives and Superlatives

Finish by 1:45.
If you have not completed all the exercises, do them for homework.

Meet in LA 236 at 2:00 to take the test on Chapter 6.

11/ November 11 Culture
  • Revising a writing assignment (using Word)
  • Present Perfect Tense
  • Superlatives
  • Comparisons with So, Too, Either, Neither, But
  • Reading and Vocabulary practice for Chapter 6

1. Type up your formal writing assignment (intercultural anecdote, anecdote about a mistake or misunderstanding, explanation of why diversity is better than cultural unity).  Please be sure to double space it.  Allow word wrap to take you to the next line. (Do not press enter when you are at the end of a line.) Print it out and turn it in.

2. Do the reading and vocabulary work for Chapter 6 in Interactions.  Write your results on a sheet of paper.

3. Do the grammar practice for Chapter 6 and write your results on the same sheet of paper you used to report your reading and vocabulary scores.

4. Please finish by 2:15.  Take a break, and we will return to LA 236 at 2:35.

5.  For homework, write a journal writing (approximately one page) about what surprised you about life or living in the US when you first came here.

6. Also for homework, find a news article about culture.  Cut it out or print it out if you find it on the web.  Underline or highlight the key points (answering who, what, when, where, why, how) and on a separate sheet of paper write the answers to who, what, when, where, why, and how in complete sentences in your own words.

10/ November 4 Culture
  • Revising a writing assignment (using Word)
  • Parts of Speech
  • Practice with Past Tense Verbs

 

1. Turn in your vocabulary journal and writing journal for Chapter 5 at the beginning of class.

2. Type the writing assignment about family structure.  Make sure it is properly formatted (double-spacing, one-inch margins, name and date at the top).  Check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and verb forms. This assignment will be graded.  Print it out and turn it in before the end of class.

3 Read and study this to review the parts of speech and do the 3 exercises that follow.  Record your scores on a sheet of paper, and turn it in.

4. Review these concepts and do the practice exercises that follow.  Record your scores on the same sheet you used to record your scores for the parts of speech exercises (above).
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Negatives and Questions

5. When you have finished, please take a break and return to LA 236 by 2:30. 

9/ Oct 27

 

Home

  • Use of articles

  • Sentence connectors (compound sentences with and, but, or, and so)

  • Sentence connectors (complex sentences with because, before, after, as soon as, when and if)

  • Past tense verbs

  • Practice vocabulary, grammar, and reading for Chapter 5 in Interactions.

1. If you have not completed Threaded Discussion #3, please go to eCompanion and complete it now.

2. Do these exercises to practice using a, an, the or no article. On a sheet of paper, record your results for this exercise and all the exercises below.

3. Read this page about combining clauses using coordinating conjunctions, and do the exercises.

4. Read this page about combining clauses using subordinating conjunctions, and do the exercises.

5. Do these practice quizzes to review the grammar for Chapter 5.

6. Do these reading and vocabulary activities for Chapter 5.

8/ Oct 20

Home and In the Community

  • Revising a writing assignment (using Word)

  • Practice with prepositions of time and place

  • Future with will and going to

  • Phrasal verbs


 

 

1. Turn in your vocabulary and writing journal (living in the country or the city & getting lost).

2. Revise your writing assignment about your hometown (or favorite place). Open a Word document and type it up.  Add details where necessary.  Correct all the errors you can so that your writing is your best effort. Be sure it has your name and date on the top right hand corner and a title.  It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins.  Print it out and turn it in before  you leave the lab.  (Try to complete this in 30 minutes.)

3. If you finish your writing assignment early, you can work on these exercises for review and practice, or you may do them at home in your free time.

4. At 1:30 we will meet in ESL 236 for our test.

5. For homework: Go to eCompanion and do Threaded Discussion #3.

 

7/ Oct 13

 

In the Community

  • Reading information from a city homepage (website)

  • Discussing opinions in a threaded discussion

  • Practice with grammar and vocabulary from Chapter 4

  • Reading comprehension (Chapter 4)

1. Print out this sheet.  Then go to the City of Santa Monica's homepage to find the answers to the questions on the sheet.  To find the City of Santa Monica's web pages, use a search engine such as Google.  Type in City of Santa Monica and be sure to spell it properly.  You will find many different sites about the city.  The official site will have a .net suffix (ending) on the URL.

2. Go to eCompanion, Threaded Discussion #3.  Be sure to post at least 2 times.  (Write your answer of 4 or 5 sentences, and then respond to at least one classmate.)

3. Do these exercises to practice the grammar in Chapter 4 of Interactions.  Please report your scores on the back of the worksheet about Santa Monica.

4. Do these two vocabulary exercises, the reading and "After you read" exercise.  Please report your results on the back of the worksheet about Santa Monica.

5. Print out this cloze exercise to bring back to class (LA 236).  If you have time, you may start working on it.

6/ Oct 6

Food and Nutrition & In the Community

  • Reviewing and practicing using modals (to make requests, make offers, express ability, and request permission)
  • Practicing comparisons
  • Using question words
  • Discussing opinions in a threaded discussion

 

1. Practice with modals.  Do these practice exercises to review modal use.  You do not need to report your scores.

2. Do this exercise to practice forming comparisons. When you have finished, do this second exercise.

3. Review question words in this exercise.

4. Some, Any or No.

5. Go to eCompanion and enter Threaded Discussion 2.  Read the instructions when you get there. (To get to eCompanion, go to the SMC homepage, SMC Online, eCompanion Log-In and log on.  Enter ESL 10W, and on the left click on the tab for Labwork. Click on Threaded Discussion #2.  Post a response and respond to at least one classmate.

6. If you have time, do this spelling practice:

7. Print out this cloze exercise, and if you have time, begin to work on it. Fill in the blanks with a word that fits the grammar and meaning of the sentence.  It could be any word (e.g., a preposition, an article, or a vocabulary word).  Bring it to class to work on when you have finished with your test.

5/ Sept 30

Food and Nutrition

  • Using websites to find nutritional information
  • Reading and Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 3 in Interactions
  • Grammar Practice: expressions of quantity, comparisons, word order in sentences with modals

1. Print out this sheet.  Use these links to help you answer the questions.

2. Reading and Vocabulary for Chapter 3. Do both vocabulary exercises, the reading and both sets of After You Read activities.  Record your results on the back of the sheet you printed out for #1 above.

3. Grammar Practice for Chapter 3.  Do these three exercises, and write your results on the back of the paper you printed out for #1 above.

If you have time, complete the following exercises.  If you do not have time to do it in class, complete it on your own in your free time.

4. Practice with Quantifiers -1.

5. Practice with Quantifiers - 2.

6. Practice with Quantifiers - 3

7. Review of Possessive Adjectives

4/ Sept 23

Food and Nutrition

  • Creating a Word Document

  • Participating in a Threaded Discussion about diet

  • Capitalization Rules and Practice

  • Comma Rules and Practice

 

1. Turn your journal in.  (You should have vocabulary from Chapter 2 and 2 journal entries since the last time you submitted the journal for a grade.

2. Type up your writing assignment, the description of the photograph. Open a Word document.  Place your name, date, and ESL 10W at the top right hand corner.  Make a title.  Then type what you wrote in class.  Be sure to correct all the errors.  Double-space it, and be sure it has one inch margins. Print it out, and turn it in.

3. The next unit is about food and nutrition.  Enter Threaded Discussion #1 to read what your classmates like to eat, and post a response by telling us what your diet is like. Find the threaded discussion in eCompanion (go to the SMC homepage, SMC online, eCompanion log-in.  After you have logged-in, click on ESL 10W, and Lab Work, then Threaded Discussion #1. Read the topic, and click on RESPOND.  Then type your response and click on the POST RESPONSE button so that everyone may read what you wrote.

4. Capitalization- For this exercise you must determine whether the capitalization is correct or not.  If it is CORRECT, type in C.  If it is incorrect, type I.  Then check  your work.  If you have many problems, read the rules.

5. Commas- Read through this introduction to the first 3 comma rules, and do the exercise that follows.

6. Please return to B101 at 2:15 to take Test #2.

3/ Sept 16 Experiencing Nature

Weather picture - weather photo - in the mist and rain, by _RedDeath

  • Creating a Word Document
  • Using There Is/ There Are
  • Simple Present
  • Present Progressive
  • Grammar from Interactions chapter 2
    there is/ there are, questions with whose, word order, comprehension of short phrases.

 

1. Type up your writing assignment (about weather). Open a Word document.  Place your name, date, and ESL 10W in the top right hand corner.  Make a title.  Then type what you wrote in class on Monday.  Be sure to correct all the errors.  Double-space it, and be sure it has one inch margins. Print it out, and turn it in.

For each of the following: 2, 3, 4, 5, write your results (NOT THE ANSWERS, the results) on a sheet of paper and turn it in at the end of class. You will have the results from 9 sets of exercises.

2. Practice there is and there are by doing these 3 sets of exercises:

Van Gogh's bedroom (10 exercises)

http://a4esl.org/q/h/9807/km-thereisare.html (21 exercises)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~adelegc/grammar/there_is/thereis.html (10 exercises)

3. Review how to form the simple present and do one exercise at the bottom:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres.htm (10 exercises)

4. Review how to form the present progressive (continuous) and do one exercise at the bottom:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcont.htm (8 exercises)

5. Practice the grammar from Interactions chapter 2 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4):
http://highered.mcgraw- hill.com/sites/0073406406/student_view0/chapter2/part_1.html  (Part 1- 6 exercises, Part 2- 8 exercises, Part 3- 10 exercises, Part 4- 8 exercises)

2/ Sept 9 Academic Life:
  • SMC Computing Account
  • eCompanion (e-mail and gradebook functions)
  • E-mailing an instructor
  • Simple Present Tense
  • Personal and Possessive Pronouns
  • Asking Questions
  • Vocabulary and Reading for Chapter 1

 

1. If you were not registered last week, get an SMC computing account now.  See #1 below.

2. Go to eCompanion through the SMC homepage: Campus Resources, eCompanion log-in.  To log into eCompanion, use your student ID number and your 6-digit birthdate starting with the month.  For example, if you were born on June 12, 1990, you would type in 061290 as your password. Find the gradebook.  You will be able to view your grades here.

3. Test the e-mail function by sending an e-mail message to your instructor. In your message write a few sentences about how you spent your day off on Monday (what you did). When you send an e-mail message to an instructor, it is very important to be polite, somewhat formal, and always give your full name and course number. To receive your messages you will have to go to the e-mail portal on the SMC homepage under: Current Students: E-mail.

4. Work on these vocabulary and reading exercises exercises from the Interactions textbook.  Do Vocabulary 1, Vocabulary 2, Read, and After You Read. Record the scores (not the answers, just the scores) on a sheet of paper.

5. Work on these online exercises from the Interactions grammar textbook.  Do Part 1, Part 2 Activity 1 and Activity 2, and Part 3 On the same sheet of paper where you recorded your vocabulary and reading scores, record your scores for this work.

6.  If  you have time, you can go to the following sites for more practice, or  you can work on these in your free time:

1/ Sept 2

Rules to follow in the lab:

1.Sit next to someone who does not speak your first language. 
2. Try to work on your own, but help each other out.
3. No eating or drinking, PLEASE.
4. Work only on English.  If you want to sneak a peak at something else or check personal e-mail, please wait until you have completed all your work.
5. Raise your hand if you need help.

 

Academic Life:

  • SMC homepage
  • Getting an SMC computing account
  • Making a tutoring appointment
  • Finding instructors' homepages
  • ESL Dept web-based resources
  • E-mailing an instructor
  • E-mailing a classmate
  • eCompanion
  • Practice using IS/ARE

1. Get an SMC Computing Account. Go to the SMC homepage.  Go to Current Students in the bar on the left.  Once you are on the Current Students page, under Technology Resources, click on the link to Request Student Email/Network Account and follow the instructions.  Be sure to print out the paper that gives you your password and keep it in your textbook or notebook to bring to the lab each week.

2. Go to SMC homepage.  Find Faculty Homepages.  Find Janet Harclerode's homepage. Click on the link to the syllabus. Click on the link to ESL 10W Lab.

3. Go to SMC homepage.  Find the ESL Department page and find the link to make a tutoring appointment.

4. From the ESL Department homepage find the Online Resources and explore the links.

5. Go to SMC homepage.  You have several ways to e-mail an instructor (through eCompanion, directly from an instructor's homepage, or by using the e-mail address of the instructor:

  • Click on SMC Online and eCompanion log-in. (If you do not have an SMC computing account, first you must get one.) Log-in to eCompanion and explore the tabs. From the e-mail tab, send an e-mail to your instructor.  Ask a question about SMC, ESL 10W, or Santa Monica.
  • From eCompanion, e-mail your partner.  Tell the partner your plans for the weekend. Then respond to your partner's e-mail message (to let your partner know you received his or her e-mail).

6. Practice exercises using IS/ARE.  On a sheet of paper, write your scores for the exercises.  Put your name and date on the paper and turn it in before you leave the class.
Exercise #1
Exercise #2

7. Return to B 101 after the break.