ESL 523
Beginning Writing & Grammar

No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.

~Isaac Babel~

Instructor: Ann Shelley                Email:ashelley@gavilan.edu

 

Lesson1

FOG Basic

1A-D, 2B, 3A, 6D

This,that,these and those

Contractions

Tutorial: In/at/on for location

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 1

Nouns, verbs and adjectives

The verb "to be"

Wh-questions

 

Lesson 2

FOG Basic

6 A-C

How to make yes/no questions

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 2

Uses of simple present tense

Spelling of simple present tense

More quizzes for simple present tense

Lesson 3 English Tutor #5Block1-4

FOG Basic 3C, practice 2&3

Placement of adverbs of frequency

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 3

adverbs of frequency

position of frequency adverbs

prepositions of time

prepositions of time II

Lesson 4 English Tutor #37,38,39

Everything you wanted to know about forming plural nouns

(and more!)

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 4

Irregular Plurals crossword

Noun plurals quiz

A, An, Some, Any

A, An or (nothing)

St. Patrick's Day Quizzes

Lesson 5

FOG Basic 3B

English Tutor 64

Possessive pronoun? Possessive adjective?

Using the Apostrophe

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 5

Possessive adjectives/Possessive pronouns

There/They're/Their

Lesson 6

FOG Basic 5A-D

English Tutor #7

FOG Basic 7A,B &C   

English Tutor 8&9

Simple present vs. present progressive

verbs that do not take the progressive

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 6

Present Continuous

Spelling of Present Continuous

Quiz: simple present, present progressive

Lesson 7 English Tutor #14-17

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 7

Forms of the future

Lesson 8 English Tutor #10-13

Grammar in Context 1   Lesson 8

Simple Past forms and exercises

Past Tense "To Be",

Past "To Be" negative forms

Negative forms past tense

Yes/No questions past tense

Asking questions in the past tense (quiz)

 

Final Project Treasure Hunt at the Gilroy Library

 

Useful Links List of links to help you study on your own

 

Writing Help

Desk

Everything you wanted to know about:

sentences and paragraphs

Capitalization

punctuation

Sentence Sense  a step-by-step writing guide, beginning with sentence structure. Be sure to look at the Resources page