L8-L9-APL Module 4 Reading/Writing

duration: 4 weeks
price: free
Academic English

About this Course

This course focuses on basic English literacy skills for high-intermediate English learners. Topics covered include reading extended pieces of literature and critical analysis. This course focuses on basic English literacy skills for advanced English learners. This course focuses on advanced English skills for advanced English learners.

For the course syllabus, student forms, and policies, please refer to Student Resources on the TLC website.

Course Objectives:

• 8.RW.1 Respond to analysis questions on academic sources.

• 8.RW.2 Produce non-formulaic thesis statements appropriate to specific academic tasks.

• 8.RW.3 Produce a 3 to 4-page analysis paper over an extended piece of work (novel, biography, collection of articles, professional journal, short stories), with 2+ outside sources and proper citation.

• 9.RW.1 Produce plans for timely completion of an academic writing project.

• 9.RW.2 Produce an in-depth academic or professional project with at least 3 outside sources (business proposal, case study, research paper, etc.) that adheres to academic formatting guidelines.

• 9.RW.3 Evaluate information as effective or ineffective by evaluating bias, tone, purpose, and quality of research.


Students will be able to:

• Complete academic research on assigned or selected topics.

• Describe and identify details in events observed either in person or via media (e.g. television, news, YouTube, etc.).

• Create questions to use for an interview.

• Develop and administer a poll.

• Discuss cause and effect of various situations or occurrences in politics, science, history, etc.

• Develop and deliver a PowerPoint or Prezi on a thematic topic.

Learning modules

  • Week One
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Impromptu Presentation (re: Partner's Paragraph), L8-L9

    • Verbal Report on Topic-related Clip

    • Twenty Third Person Nouns (Human)

    • Questions about Speeches

    • Cite the Video Source

    • Article Summary, L8-L9

    • Works Cited of Article to be Summarized

    • Impromptu Presentation (re: Partner's Paragraph), APL

    • Article Summary, APL

  • Week Two
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Evaluating an Article, L8-L9

    • Choosing Topics + Three Sub-points (L8--Bio., Novel, etc., L9--Current Issue, APL--Company Efficiency)

    • Counterargument (Impromptu Presentation)

    • One Body Paragraph

    • Evaluating an Article, APL

  • Week Three
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Drafting

    • Reading a Body Paragraph (Receiving Feedback)

    • Healthy Hooks, L8-L9

    • Strong Ending (Conclusion In Action)

    • Healthy Hooks, APL

    • First Draft (Body + Works Cited), L8-9

    • First Draft (Body + First Draft), APL

  • Week Four
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Library Involvement

    • From Paper to Slide (Preparation)

    • Revision Processing

    • Final Exam, L9

    • Final Paper, L8

    • Final Paper, APL

    • Final Exam, L8

About the Instructor

52 courses

216 students


Joe Sorrell


Hello! My name is Joe Sorrell, and I would like to be part of your success with English. I have studied many tricky and sticky language concepts over the years and have developed strategies to help students overcome their language-learning anxieties. My graduate studies and experiences have helped me earn a deep and enduring appreciation for international students and the unique challenges language-learners sometimes experience. If I can be of service, please contact me and be sure to forward any difficult language situations that we can face . . . together!


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