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Learning Exercise


Material: NASA Learning Objects: The NASA Timeline
Submitted by: Troy Tenhet on Oct 14, 2006
Date Last Modified: Oct 14, 2006
Title: Expository Writing with NASA Material
Description: I use this in my adult ESL Level 4 course to teach history and expository or informational 5-paragraph essays.
Time Required 1-3 hours
Topics: This is for Language Arts and it is specifically a writing assignment.
Course: ESL LEVEL 4
Prerequisites Skills: Must be able to write in the English language. Must be able to read English text. Following directions and the ability to peer edit will be helpful here.
Learning Objectives: To be able to write 5 paragraph expository and informational essays.
Technical Notes: Some students may choose to type this so you will need a word processor like Microsoft Word or Appleworks.
Text of Learning Exercise: 1. Preteach a graphic organizer method like the semantic web, outline, or t-chart. 2. Introduce the website and show students how to navigate through the links. 3. Model note taking strategies. 4. Choose the highlights. 5. Write the rough draft. 6. Peer edit among the groups. 7. Publish final drafts. 8. Orally present and open for questions.
Additional Information URL: www.google.com
Assessment: Do this by way of rubric.
Assessment URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
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