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Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language

Table of Contents:
Context
Grammar Reference Cards
Error Log
Irregular Verbs
Group 1-8
Unit 1-Earth Science
Unit Discussion
Chapter 1-Ocean Currents
Grammar Presentation-Independent and Dependent Clauses
Grammar Presentation-Sentence Fragments
Listening
Reading
Editing Sentence Fragments
Irregular Verbs Practice-Group 1
Chapter 2-Tsunamis
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Sentence Types
Grammar Presentation-Run-ons and Comma Splices
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1 and 2
Chapter 3-Glaciers
Discussion
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Adjective Clauses
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-3
Unit Summary-Putting It All Together
Exercise 1-Editing
Exercise 2-Writing
Exercise 3-Grammar Reference Cards
Unit 2-Resistance
Unit Discussion
Chapter 4-Street Art
Reading
Listening
Grammar Presentation-Passive Voice
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-4
Chapter 5-Egyptian Revolution
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Commas
Applying Grammar to Reading
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-5
Unit Summary-Putting It All Together
Exercise 11-Editing
Exercise 12-Activist Artist Presentation
Exercise 13-Grammar Reference Cards
Unit 3-Health and Nutrition
Chapter 6-Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Discussion
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Consistent Verb Tense
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-6
Chapter 7-Sugar
Discussion
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Word Choice
Applying Grammar to Reading
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-7
Chapter 8- Sleep
Discussion
Listening
Reading
Grammar Presentation-Definite and Indefinite Articles
Applying Grammar to Reading
Irregular Verbs Practice-Groups 1-8
Unit Summary-Putting It All Together
Exercise 1-Editing
Exercise 2-Writing
Exercise 3-Grammar Reference Cards
Appendix
Audio Transcripts

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rebecca Al Haider
Date Added:
10/08/2021
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
Chapter 2: Punctuation
Chapter 3: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
Chapter 4: Help for English Language Learners
Chapter 5: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
Chapter 6: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
Chapter 7: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
Chapter 8: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
Chapter 9: Effective Business Writing
Chapter 10: Writing Preparation
Chapter 11: Writing
Chapter 12: Revising and Presenting Your Writing
Chapter 13: Business Writing in Action
Chapter 14: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting

Subject:
Business and Communication
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011
A Christmas Carol - lightly adapted for advanced students of English language by Timothy Krause
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This version of the classic holiday story has been slightly abridged and lightly adapted for advanced students of English language. The text includes comprehension checks, discussion questions, and collaborative activities.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Charles Dickens
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
03/04/2020
College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success
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College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/college-esl-writers-applied-grammar-and-composing-strategies-for-success

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Barbara Hall
Elizabeth Wallace
Date Added:
02/09/2018
College English Skills for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
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The text is arranged in four parts: Part 1, College Writing; Part 2, Readings and Reading Strategies for College-level Work; Part 3, Research Strategies and Documenting Research; Part 4, Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Mechanics. Each unit in Part 2 includes readings and practice exercises that exemplify the types of writing assignments that are discussed in Part 1. The themed reading units each include work designed to cover one semester.

Part 1 College Writing
Unit 1 – Organizing College Essays and Language
Unit 2 – Organizational Patterns
Unit 3 – Sample Assignment Types

Part 2 Readings and Reading Strategies for College-level Work
Unit 1 – Reading Strategies
Unit 2 – Justice and Injustice
Unit 3 – Black History and Women’s History
Unit 4 – Freedom
Unit 5 – Environment and Technology

Part 3 Research Strategies and Documenting Research
Unit 1 – Search Strategies
Unit 2 – How to Quote and Paraphrase

Part 4 Grammar, Sentence Structure, and Mechanics
Unit 1 – Parts of Speech Review
Unit 2 – Sentence Structure Review 1 Word Order
Unit 3 – Sentence Structure Review 2 Clauses
Unit 4 – Sentence Structure Review 3 Combining with Dependent Clauses
Unit 5 – Sentence Structure Review 4 – Noun Clauses and Quoted and Reported Speech
Unit 6 – Sentence Structure Review 5 – Verbals (Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participial Phrases)
Unit 7 – Sentences Structure Review 6 – Clause Reduction
Unit 8 – Extra Help

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Cheryl Garayta
Marcy Bauman
Date Added:
08/05/2020
Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners
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This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter includes listening and speaking components such as dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Della Jean Abrams
Date Added:
10/02/2017
Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners
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This textbook is designed for advanced beginning-intermediate English language learners in an academic English program. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary and reviews basic grammar points. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Della Jean Abrahams
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners
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Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners is a collection of twenty 200-225 word reading passages written primarily within the 1,000-word level of the New General Service List and designed to provide fluency support for English language learners at the Waystage level of the Common European Framework Reference.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Portland State University
Regina D. Weaver
Date Added:
01/19/2021
Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8
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This course provides knowledge and skills in supporting English Language Development and Inclusive Learningthroughout Out-of-School (OST) environments. Educators learn learn to welcome, support, and enhance language and literacy skill development for all children and youth and respond appropriately to the individualized ELD needs of non-native speakers of English.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Elise Scott
Susan Vinovrski
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Embracing Diversity and English Language Development (ELD) in Your Program for administrators
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This course for Administrators provides knowledge and skills in supporting diverse families and enhancing English LanguageDevelopment (ELD) across expressive and receptive language domains for school-age children who are English Language Learners (ELL) or have other learning and language barriers. Administrators learn about  key standards and best practices and explore strategies to implement improved practice, creating a shift in policies and programmatic culture to embrace and support diverse learners, welcoming non-native English speaking families and enhancing the ELD progress of students who are learners of English.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Elise Scott
Susan Vinovrski
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Home and School: Ten Easy Picture Stories for Beginning Students of English
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This book contains 10 easy picture stories for beginning students of English. The stories have a Lexile level of 100L-500L and address common home and school situations. Each story includes images, self-correcting comprehension exercises, and a conversation prompt.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
11/01/2018
In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook
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With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.

NorQuest College created In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook. The textbook:

helps learners notice, learn, and practice English that will be helpful in your community
gives learners practice in the four main language skills–listening, speaking, reading, and writing
helps learners learn about intercultural skills
helps learners develop some important essential skills
can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook

Table of Contents
Note to the Learner
Book Tour
Chapter 1: Reception, Respect, and Relationships
Chapter 2: Requests and Responses
Chapter 3: Permission, Prohibitions, and Obligations
Chapter 4: Apologies and Excuses
Chapter 5: Opinions, Clarifying, and Filtering
Appendix 1: Answer Keys
Appendix 2: Glossary

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
NorQuest College
Date Added:
06/12/2020
Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation, Fall 2004
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A seven-week module for high intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills. The workshop involves short speaking and listening assignments with extensive exercises in accurate comprehension, pronunciation, stress and intonation, and expression of ideas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yoo, Isaiah
Date Added:
01/01/2004
PCC OER: A Digital Workbook for Beginning ESOL
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This book contains three levels of interactive grammar lessons and reading activities for beginning students of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The grammar section includes a select set of YouTube videos, and the three original readers include short picture or chapter stories. Each lesson is accompanied by self-correcting exercises.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Davida Jordan
Eric Dodson
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
03/04/2020
PDX Journeys: Studying and Living in the US, Low-Intermediate Novel and Textbook for University ESL Students
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Each unit begins with a chapter of fiction about a teacher and students in one ESL class. Reading comprehension and reading skills exercises follow. Prefix and suffix vocabulary-focus exercises are included. Academic Word List vocabulary exercises help students build a strong foundation in both receptive and productive knowledge. The following chapters in each unit expand on unit themes through non-fiction articles focusing on academic preparation, international experiences, and cultural adjustment. Vocabulary is repeated and comprehension and reading skills are further practiced.

Table of Contents
Unit 1: Academic Expectations

Chapter 1: Stephanie's Story
Chapter 2: IELP Expectations of Students
Chapter 3: The Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad
Unit 2: Problem Solving

Chapter 4: Luna and Violeta's Story
Chapter 5: Solve That Problem
Chapter 6: Easier Said than Done

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amber Bliss Calderón
Date Added:
06/12/2020
Planning Meaningful Instruction for ELLs
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Table of Contents:

PART ONE Understanding the Roles of Language and Content

Chapter 1 Academic success: Learning the language of school

Key Issues
The language of school
Social language
Everyday aspects
Intercultural aspects
Instructional aspects
Academic language
Word/phrase level
Sentence level features
Discourse level features
The developmental nature of academic language
A comparison of social and academic languages
The BICS/CALP distinction
Connection between BICS/CALP and the language of school
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 2 Language proficiency and communicative competence

Key Issues
Language proficiency
Language domains
Receptive language
Productive language
English language proficiency
Levels of language proficiency
Starting
Emerging
Developing
Expanding
Bridging
Communicative competence
Elements of communicative competence
The role of native languages and cultures
Translanguaging
Strategies for using the native language in the classroom
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References
PART TWO Components of Effective Lesson Design

Chapter 3 Assessing student strengths and needs

Key Issues
Background
Understanding strengths and needs
Collecting general information
Gathering information on learners’ language backgrounds
Understanding educational/academic background
Discovering content background and knowledge
Exploring cultural background
Guidelines for understanding student strengths and needs
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 4 Writing and teaching to language objectives

Key Issues
Background
Understanding objectives
Content objectives
Language objectives
Constructing language objectives
Teaching to the language objectives
Guidelines
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 5 Connecting to students’ lives

Key Issues
Background
Understanding connections
Making personal connections
Making academic connections
Building background knowledge
Integrating connections
Guidelines for making connections
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 6 Designing Engaging Tasks

Key issues
Background
Understanding engagement and tasks
Engagement
Elements of tasks
Elements of task process
Instructional grouping
Modes
Task structure
Time and pacing
Scaffolding
Resources/texts
Teacher/student roles
Procedural tools
Elements of task product
Pedagogical connections
Techniques for making pedagogical connections
Guidelines for task design
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 7 Assessing Tasks, Students, and Lessons

Key Issues
Background
Understanding assessment
Purposes of assessment
Assessing student process and product
Adapting traditional classroom assessments
Student roles in alternative assessments
Lesson examples
Homework
Additional guidelines for assessment
Assessing the lesson
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

PART THREE Designing Lessons for Academic Success

Chapter 8 Unlocking the language of science

Key Issues
Potential challenges for ELLs in the science classroom
Science education: A focus on language
How do the NGSS define and shape academic language use?
The specialized language of science
Word/phrase level
Sentence level features
Discourse level features
Science textbooks
Language functions
Selected strategies for learning and talking science
Teaching students how to compare and contrast
Teaching the language of cause and effect relationships
Teaching Greek and Latin roots
Conclusion
Extensions
For reflection
For action
References

Chapter 9 Unlocking the language of mathematics

Key Issues
Potential challenges for ELLs in the mathematics classroom
Mathematics education and the Common Core State Standards
The specialized language of mathematics
Word/phrase level
Sentence level features
Discourse level features
Language functions
Teaching strategies for learning and talking mathematics
Conclusion
Extensions
For reflection
For action
References

Chapter 10 Unlocking the language of English language arts

Key Issues
Potential challenges for ELLs in the English language arts classroom
English language arts: Preparing students for the literacy demands of today and tomorrow
Multiliteracies
New literacies
Multimodalities
Effective literacy practices for ELLs in the elementary grades
Theoretical orientation
Additive perspective on language
Emphasis on academic language
Literacy strategies
The language of English language arts
English language arts Common Core State Standards
Word/phrase level
Sentence level features
Language functions
Discourse level features
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 11 Unlocking the language of social studies

Key Issues
Potential challenges for ELLs in social studies classrooms
About the field of social studies
National curriculum standards for social studies and CCSS
The specialized language of social studies
Word/phrase level
Sentence level features
Discourse level features
Difficulties presented by social studies textbooks and materials
Diverse written genres
Strategies for teaching and learning social studies
Developing socially supportive classrooms
Explicit teaching of academic skills
Reducing cognitive load and increasing accessibility of complex content knowledge
Conclusion
Extensions
For Reflection
For Action
References

Chapter 12 Putting it all together

Key Issues
Background
Understanding the whole
Lesson examples
Adapting lessons
Guidelines for creating and adapting lessons
References

Appendices

Answers to the Common Teacher Behaviors Questions
Making Your First Home Visit: A Guide for Classroom Teachers
A reproducible copy of Figure 7.7.
A copy of Figure 7.7 without the criteria

Subject:
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Joy Egbert
Date Added:
01/19/2021
Portland People and Places: Stories from the Rose City for Beginner Students of English
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This book contains nine short stories about people and places of Portland, Oregon written for beginner students of English (lexile range of 300-500). Each story has approximately 150-250 words. It is formatted as a picture book with approximately 1-3 sentences per illustration. Each story is accompanied by a set of self-correcting comprehension questions and a speaking prompt. All images are public domain except where noted in the alt text.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
12/01/2018
Read Faster, Understand More
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Read Faster, Understand More: Advanced Academic Reading Skills for English Language Learners.

Covers
- Vocabulary in Context
- Finding the Main Idea
- Identifying Supporting Details
- Implied Main Ideas
- Making Inferences
- Reading Infographics
- Patterms of Organization
- Purpose and Tone

Subject:
Languages
Language Education (ESL)
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Time Krause
Date Added:
07/11/2019
Seven Wonders of Oregon: A Travel Book for High-Beginner/Low-Intermediate ESOL Students
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This book contains nine short stories about natural wonders of Oregon written for high-beginner/low-intermediate students of English (lexile range of 500-600). Each story is approximately 225-250 words long and features a picture, a set of self-correcting comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and full citations of sources with links.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
09/01/2018