Comprehensive English Class

Vocabulary Learning Strategies

-Learn essential vocabulary before reading

-Review vocabulary already known

-Learn idioms related to water

-Understand vocabulary in context

-Identify and work with absolute words

-Learn and use descriptive words for writing about art

-Change word forms

-Guess word meaning from context

-Understand vocabulary related to charts and tables

-Collocations

 

Critical Thinking Skills

-Critical thinking about stewardship

-Present arguments for and against ideas

-Connect information in reading with a personal experience

-Reflect on learning

-Discuss the purpose and value of art

-Analyze the ethics of art

-Compare personal experience and Canadian experience

-Examine currency and consider what it reveals about a country

-Compare and contrast sculptures

 

Writing Tasks

-Organize and write a cause/effect paragraph

-Write a descriptive paragraph

-Organize and write a cause/effect essay

-Revise and edit

-Focus on comparing and contrasting

-Use sentence stems of comparison

-Paraphrase

-Write a comparison paragraph

-Express information contained in tables as text

-Write definitions

-Explain a concept in an essay

-Agree or disagree in an essay

-Write a definition

-Write an essay using information from a table to explain a situation

-Write an essay in which you take a position

-Identify sources of information

-Select relevant information

-Select effective direct quotations

-Explain another person's point of view without judgment

-Write an essay using information from more than one source

-Identify sources of information and prepare a basic reference list