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211. Thesis Builder: Persuasive Essay

Activity Description

 

Thesis Builder tool for Persuasive Essay
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This activity will help high school-level students: find a topic, create a thesis, and generate an outline. They will use an online thesis builder tool to write a persuasive essay.

Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate, High
212. This I Believe: Failure is a Good Thing

Activity Description

If you listen to NPR radio, you may hear both famous and unknowns discussing their core values and beliefs on weekly broadcasts of the radio spot “This I Believe,” a take-off on Edward R. Murrow’s original 1950s radio show. The site is an archive of all the modern broadcasts accompanied by the original print essays and contains a searchable database of thousands of other essays on numerous topics ranging from patriotism, to family, to sports. Each short essay that has been broadcast on NPR has a “listen now” link to hear the authors read their essays, which provides a listening component for the ABE student. The audio can be the basis for exercises on note-taking, listening for main ideas, supporting details, and cloze (listening for missing words).

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
213. This I Believe: The Bright Lights of Freedom

Activity Description

If you listen to NPR radio, you may hear both famous and unknowns discussing their core values and beliefs on weekly broadcasts of the radio spot “This I Believe,” a take-off on Edward R. Murrow’s original 1950s radio show. The site is an archive of all the modern broadcasts accompanied by the original print essays and contains a searchable database of thousands of other essays on numerous topics ranging from patriotism, to family, to sports. Each short essay that has been broadcast on NPR has a “Listen” link to hear the authors read their essays, which provides a listening component for the ABE student. The audio can be the basis for exercises on note-taking, listening for main ideas, supporting details, and cloze (listening for missing words).

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
214. Typing Tutorials

Activity Description

This site offers free tutorials and games to learn touch typing. They also offer typing tests for practice.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
215. Use a Class Blog for Sharing, Writing and Comments, Collaborating, and Creating Community

Activity Description

Every piece of writing is written for a specific audience. Use a blog (an online site that publishes articles in time sequence, newest on top) to publish your students' writing to the world.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.