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How to Write One Argumentative Paragraph (ESL/Basic Skills Writing)

How to Write One Argumentative Paragraph (ESL/Basic Skills Writing) | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it

Here's a step-by-step guide for writing one argumentative paragraph with an example. 

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MakeBeliefsComix.com Printables

Try the 250-plus Free Writing Prompts Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com! Print out a blank graphic that asks a question or needs to be completed and write in your response.
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Rubrics for Assessment

Rubrics for Assessment | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it
Rubrics for Assessment Information, Cooperative Learning, Research Process/Report PowerPoint/Podcast, Oral Presentation, Web Page and ePortfolio, Math, Art, Science, Video and Multimedia Project , Creating Rubrics, Writing, Rubrics for Primary Grades...
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Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it

PaperRater.com is a free resource, developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students. PaperRater.com is used by schools and universities in over 46 countries to help students improve their writing.

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On-line Tutorial - Writing Center - IUP

On-line Tutorial - Writing Center - IUP | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it

Tips for taking essay tests with prompts and examples provided by the Writing Center at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Story Starters | Scholastic.com

Ready to write? This Story Starter machine generates creative writing prompts. You never know how your story will start.
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What are the most common grammatical errors made by non-native English speakers? - Yahoo! Answers

ESL teachers discuss the problems in posts at this site.

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Houghton Mifflin Textbook - 8 Common ESL Errors

Susan Fawcett describes 8 common ESL errors and links to examples and explanations. You can also find the 10 most common errors for all writers at a link in the side menu.

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5 Most Common Grammatical Errors

5 Most Common Grammatical Errors | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it

Here's a brief discussion of the top 5 grammatical errors for both L1 and L2 writers.

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Lynch, Getting an A on an English Paper -- The Thesis

Jack Lynch from Rutgers University discusses thesis statements.

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Anti-Plagiarism Strategies

This article discusses strategies for preventing student plagiarism and detecting its occurrence.
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50 Argument Essay Topics

50 Argument Essay Topics | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it
Looking for a topic for an argument essay, debate, or a speech? The best topic is one that you truly care about, and one that you're prepared to research.
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10 Tips to Improve Your Grammar | Visual.ly

10 Tips to Improve Your Grammar | Visual.ly | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it

Whether it’s an email, a handwritten card or a cover letter, using correct grammar and the right vocabulary will ensure the message is delivered.

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Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Topics

Criterion from ETS improves students' creative essay writing skills and are an excellent teacher resource, helping educators evaluate student performance in real time while enhancing classroom curriculum.
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In-Class ESL Writing Assignment from ESL Partyland

In-Class ESL Writing Assignment from ESL Partyland | Teaching ESL Writing | Scoop.it
Have your ESL students watch a movie and then rate the movie like a movie critic.
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How to Analyze Narrative Texts

As a student, your teacher may ask you to analyze a narrative, a story that may feature several themes, plots and characters.


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Discourse markers - it is true, of course, if, certainly, however, even ...

They add sophistication and variety to your writing. 


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Commercial Plagiarism Detection Software

"I used to spend hours on Google searching for unusual wording when I suspected that the paper was not written by the student. Now, I can search quickly with Turnitin!"

- Instructor

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