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June 1, 2010

Grammar Learning Objectives

GOAL ONE: Students will be able to recognize and understand the meaning of targeted grammatical structures in written and spoken form.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


Students will build an elementary Students will expand their basic Students will begin to integrate form, Students will integrate form, meaning
understanding of form, meaning and use understanding of form, meaning, and meaning and use in academic and use in academic discourse
in varied discourse settings. use in longer discourse settings discourse settings. settings.
including academic discourse.

GOAL TWO: Students will be able to use targeted grammatical structures meaningfully and appropriately in oral and written production.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


Students will use basic grammatical Students will demonstrate an Students will begin to demonstrate Students will demonstrate consistent
structures in short conversations and understanding of more complex more consistent and appropriate and appropriate language use in
discussions. grammatical structures in language use in extended extended conversations and
conversations and discussions. In conversations and discussions. discussions.
addition, students will begin to initiate
and sustain conversations and
discussions.

Students will practice the grammar Students will practice the grammar Students will begin to transfer their Students will transfer their knowledge
skills involved in writing sentences and needed to write various types of knowledge of structure into effective, of the structure of English into
short paragraphs. writing including journals, and concise and grammatically correct effective, concise and grammatically
personal /academic paragraphs. longer types of writing such as formal correct longer types of writing such as
academic essays and personal journals. multi-paragraph academic essays and
personal journals.

GOAL THREE: Students will be able to self-correct when using targeted grammatical structures.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


Students will begin to self-edit their oral Students will self-edit their oral and Students will self-edit their oral and Students will self-edit their oral and
and written production. written production with growing written production. written production.
confidence.
Course Content: Learning grammar structures and understanding their meaning and function is a process that occurs over an extended period of time. While
there are instances when students may use grammar structures competently in a short period of time, often, it will take more than one semester for students
to learn to use grammar structures appropriately. The course content for each level reflects this idea of spiraling the learning of grammar structures.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


Pronouns: Pronouns Nouns Future Progressive
Subject & Object Possessive, demonstrative, Of possessives Future Progressive
Possessive reflexive Present Progressive Perfect & Perfect Progressive
Demonstrative Nouns Future with time phrase Past Perfect Progressive
Nouns: Count/Noncount Perfect & Perfect Progressive Future Perfect
Singular/Plural Quantity Present Perfect Future Perfect Progressive
Introduction to Expressions Present Perfect Progressive Yes/No & Wh- Questions
Count/Noncount There is / are Past Perfect Verb Tense Integration
Possessive nouns To Be-Main Verb Yes/No & Wh- Questions Mixed Verb Tenses in
Direct Objects Simple Present Verb Tense Integration Connected Prose
There is / are Single word & time phrases Integration of all tenses in Modals & Modal Expressions
To Be-Main Verb Present Progressive connected prose Modals in past time
Present, Past, Future Long term action Modals & Modal Expressions Gerunds & Infinitives
Imperatives Stative Verbs Review Present Modals & Expanded Verb List
Simple Present Simple Past Expressions Passive & past forms
Habit & Fact used to Introduction to modals in past Possessives to modify gerund
Introduction to non- Past Progressive time Passive
progressive verbs while/when Gerunds & Infinitives All Tenses
Adverbs of Frequency Future Verb list Passive modals
single word Yes/ No & Questions Used as Subject, Objects of Prepositions
Present Progressive whom, whose Verbs & Prepositions Connectives
Continuous action now Verb Tense Integration Negative Forms; Influence & yet, for, nor, due to, therefore,
Simple Past Integration of simple tenses Causative Verbs nevertheless, despite, on the
Regular & Irregular Modals & Modal Expressions Direct/Indirect Objects other hand, otherwise
Future Present Modals & Modal Phrasal Verbs Determiners
Be going to & will Expressions Separable & Nonseparable Adverbial Clauses: Time,
Yes/No & WH Questions Prepositions Passive Cause/Effect, Contrast, Condition
Who, what, when, where, Time & Place Present & Past Stative Passive Time, cause/effect, contrast,
why, how much/many, how often Connectives Participial Adjectives condition
Introduction to Present Modals and, but, so, or Intransitive and Transitive now that, since, while, whereas,
Modals & Modal Determiners Verbs only if, even if, whether or not
Expressions other/another; one, some, any; Prepositions Reducing adverb clauses to
Want, need, like + Infinitive so, very, too, enough Preposition Combinations with phrases
Prepositions Adjectives Adjectives & Verbs Adjective Clauses
Time & Place Noun Modifiers Connectives who, whom, that, which, whose,
Connectives because of, so that, however, where, when
And, but, so, or Comparatives, Equatives and yet, for, nor, due to, therefore, Restrictive and non-restrictive
Determiners Superlatives nevertheless, despite, on the Reducing adjective clauses to
Articles, numbers & more/less, as... as, as other hand, otherwise phrases
quantifiers many, much, some, a lot many/much, the same, like/alike, Comparatives, Equatives and Noun Clauses
of, any different Superlatives Noun Clauses
Adjectives Adverbs Adverbs Direct & Reported Speech
Descriptive, Demonstrative, Frequency and manner Adverbials of Means: by + Subjunctive
Possessive Adverbial Clauses (Time, gerund; with + noun phrase. Conditional Sentences
Adverbs Cause/Effect, Contrast, Condition) Adverbials of Purpose:
Adverbs of frequency Because, when, before, after, if, because of, in order to, for
Adverbial Clauses: Time, although Adverbial Clauses: Time,
Cause/Effect, Contrast, Condition Cause/Effect, Contrast, Condition.
Because, when, before, after Time Clauses
because, although, even
though, if/unless

Adjective Clauses
Introduction to Adjective
Clauses
who, whom, that,which, whose
Noun Clauses
Introduction to Noun Clauses
and Reported Speech
Conditional Sentences
Introduction to Conditional
Sentences
ASSESSMENT

GOAL ONE: Students will be able to recognize and understand the meaning of targeted grammatical structures in written and spoken form.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


 Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an
understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure
on quizzes, tests, journal writing and on quizzes, tests, journal writing and on quizzes, tests, journal writing and on quizzes, tests, journal writing and
other writing assignments. other writing assignments. other writing assignments. other writing assignments.

GOAL TWO: Students will be able to use targeted grammatical structures meaningfully and appropriately in oral and written production.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


 Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an  Students will demonstrate an
understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure understanding of a grammar structure
by talking about it in pair and group by talking about it in pair and group by talking about it in pair and group by talking about it in pair and group
work, and class discussions. work, and class discussions. work, and class discussions. work, and class discussions.
 Students will write sentences and  Students will write paragraphs which  Students will write paragraphs and  Students will write paragraphs and
paragraphs which use targeted grammar use targeted grammar structures. essays which use targeted grammar essays which use targeted grammar
structures.  Students will write a variety of structures and various rhetorical structures and various rhetorical
 Students will write a variety of sentence sentence types. modes. modes.
types.  Students will write a variety of  Students will write a variety of
sentence types. sentence types.

GOAL THREE: Students will be able to self-correct when using targeted grammatical structures.

Foundations Level One Level Two Level Three


 Students will edit their own and their  Students will edit their own and their  Students will edit their own and their  Students will edit their own and their
classmates’ sentences, and paragraphs. classmates’ sentences, and paragraphs. classmates’ sentences, paragraphs, and classmates’ sentences, paragraphs,
essays. and essays.