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ESL IV-Writing with Oral Practice
Course: ESL042

First Term: 2006 Spring
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on paragraph writing and oral recitation of complex sentences and paragraphs. Introduction to the prewriting and writing process for short essays.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Write and present orally sentences and questions using words of supposition; adjective clauses; and noun clauses, including reported speech. (I)
2. Identify modes of development in paragraphs. (II)
3. Write and present orally paragraphs of process analysis, cause/effect, and argumentation. (II)
4. Organize, develop and outline a short essay of description, narration, or examples. (III)
5. Write, revise, edit, and present orally a short essay of description, narration, or examples using grammatically correct English. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Writing and saying complex sentences and questions
   A. Sentences/questions of supposition with if, unless, whether
   B. Sentences/questions with adjective clauses
   C. Sentences/questions with noun clauses and reported speech
II. Paragraph development
   A. Review of modes of development
      1. Narration
      2. Description
      3. Examples
      4. Comparison/contrast
      5. Classification
   B. Use of modes of development with oral and written presentation
      1. Process analysis
      2. Cause/effect
      3. Argumentation
   C. Use of topic sentence with varied placement
   D. Unity
   E. Coherence
   F. Transitions between paragraphs
III. Development and oral and written presentation of short essay using narration, description, or examples
   A. Brainstorming
   B. Narrowing the topic
   C. Organization
      1. Clustering, branching
      2. Outlining
   D. Developing a thesis
   E. Writing an introduction
   F. Writing body paragraphs with supporting details
   G. Writing a conclusion
   H. Revising and editing
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  6/28/2005

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