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216. Thesis Builder: Cause and Effect Essays

Activity Description

 

Cause and Effect Tool called the Causinator
Source: Thesis Builder tool for Cause and Effect Essays (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
In this activity, students use the Thesis Builder tool to create a thesis statement for a cause-and-effect essay. Students are then shown an outline to help them write each of the five paragraphs based on their thesis statement. What makes this essay different is the narrower focus on looking into the causes (what made/makes something happen) and the effects (the thing that happens).

Program Areas

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

Levels

All Levels
217. 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
218. 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
219. 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
220. Virginia Tech: Study Skills Self-help Information

Activity Description

This site has many good ideas on study skills for your students. It covers everything from note-taking, remembering, and how to read a difficult book, to writing term papers. It might be a good place to send students at the beginning of the year.

Screenshot of Virginia Tech's list of Study Skills Self-Help Information

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, 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.