Supporting Activities and Resources for Developmental and ELL Students
Now that all students have the opportunity to move directly into first-year composition courses, some students may find that they need extra support to successfully complete the expectations and student learning outcomes of these courses. The following tables list particular topics and activities that we have found help our students meet learning outcomes or fill gaps that exist in their declarative or procedural knowledge. Note that some of the activities and concepts listed below may benefit both ELL and developmental students. Concepts and skills for which the majority of first-year composition students need instruction are not included here, but are embedded in the assignments on the previous page.
Supporting Activities/Concepts for Developmental Students
The following tables list hyperlinks to where you can find instructional materials for the various concepts and skills located throughout this course book. Please see the previous page to see where in the course plan such materials may be introduced in terms of scaffolding. Alternatively, you or a tutor can work with the student to create a plan to work on these skills and concepts outside of the unit framework.
Supporting Activities/Concepts for English Language Learners
Note about relative pronoun exercise 1: This grammar topic is included for all first-year composition students. This exercise can be a good opportunity to talk about gender inclusivity, the use of "they" as a personal pronoun for two-spirit people, and looking at our unchecked biases about what genders perform certain activities and jobs.
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This page was most recently updated on June 7, 2020.