English GUIDED LEARNING ACTIVITIES (GLAs)

Analyzing Literary Quotes: Apply reading strategies to critically analyze literary quotes.

Annotation: Develop strategies for effectively annotating texts.

APA Style 1: Identify APA 6th Edition guidelines, including formatting and structure, of a formal APA research paper.

APA Style 2: Cite material retrieved from multiple sources, using APA 6th Edition guidelines, and create a correctly formatted reference page.

Apostrophes: Identify apostrophe errors in contractions and possession. Learn techniques to use apostrophes correctly.

Articles: Learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and explore article usage rules in English.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Identify and use strategies for avoiding plagiarism, such as citing, paraphrasing, and summarizing

Comma Use: Use commas correctly in a variety of situations. Use commas and quotation marks to correctly cite quotes.

Cultural Expectations 1 (ESL): American Classrooms: Explain US classroom expectations and develop strategies for requesting help.

Cultural Expectations 2 (ESL): Seeking Help Beyond Classrooms: Describe helpful resources available to students outside of the classroom.

Cultural Expectations 3 (ESL): Examinations and Grades: Describe examination and grading expectations in US classrooms.

Drawing Inferences: Analyze textual and visual details to draw inferences about a work.

Essay Structure 1: Learn the function of the different parts of an essay (introduction/ body/ conclusion).

Essay Structure 2: Learn different modes of writing to employ throughout the essay.

Following Instructions: Develop strategies for reading, understanding, and practically applying instructions

Fragments: Identify components of a complete sentence and learn strategies to correct sentence fragments.

MLA Style (8) 1: Create correctly formatted parenthetical citations at a basic level and a correctly formatted Works Cited page in MLA style.

MLA Style (8) 2: Learn more advanced and detailed aspects of MLA citation format including quotes within quotes, block quotes, ellipses and square brackets.

Note Taking: Develop a variety of strategies for taking notes and reviewing notes.

Online Research: Evaluate the quality of online resources and develop strategies for using online databases.

Paralleism: Learn to identify and produce parallel structure in writing.

Preparing for Finals: Identify the resources available on campus and create a 2-week time management plan to complete end-of-the semester projects and assignments.

Prereading: Develop effective prereading strategies to assist in the reading process.

Prewriting: Use a variety of strategies to overcome writer's block and begin writing a paper.

Pronouns: Identify and use different types of pronouns.

Proofreading: Apply a variety of proofreading strategies to locate and correct spelling and grammar errors.

Reading Strategies 1: Use active reading strategies to engage with reading assignments and improve comprehension.

Reading Strategies 2: Use advanced active reading strategies to engage with reading assignments and improve comprehension. 

Run-ons: Identify run-on errors between sentences and learn techniques to correct them.

Stress Management: Use a variety of coping strategies to reduce stress.

Study Skills: Use a variety of study strategies to move beyond memorization when preparing for a test.

Summarizing: Develop a summary based on a longer work.

Test-taking Strategies: Develop a variety of test-taking strategies to improve success on exams.

Thesis Development: Develop a debatable, coherent thesis statement that can guide the argument of an essay.

Time Management: Evaluate current time management system and develop additional time management strategies.

Timed Writing: Develop a variety of strategies for succeeding in a timed writing assignment.

Vocabulary Building: Develop strategies for understanding and remembering unfamiliar vocabulary words.

Writing with Detail: Develop strategies for adding relevant, interesting detail to writing.

 

For more information, contact Erin Delaney at erin.delaney@canyons.edu