ESL 094 Benjamin Franklin

Unit Plan

Introduction
  • Who was Benjamin Franklin? Take a few minutes to write down what you know about him.
  • Before we actually read about Franklin, we are going to review what we know about writing paragraphs and essays. Read pages 216-219 in the text.
Reading
  • Now, begin reading part 1 of the text (pages 3-11). There are words in bold in the margins. Pay attention to them but don't try to memorize them. They are either words that are no longer used or words that have a different meaning today. The definitions are there only to help you as you read this text that is more than 200 years old. When you have finished reading, be sure that you can answer the questions on page 19 that cover this section of the text.
  • Read part 2 (pages 11-18). When you have finished reading, be sure that you can answer the questions on page 19 that cover this section of the text.
Vocabulary
  • Read over the vocabulary section (pp 20 & 21) and think about the new words there. These are words that it would be good for you to learn.
  • Choose Exercise 2 OR 3 p 20. Write the paragraph and upload it to your blog.
Writing Skills
  • Read pp 220-225. Make sure that you understand the differences between a paragraph, essay and research paper. Be ready to discuss the answers to the exercises on pages 222, 223, and 224.
  • Complete the review exercise p. 226. Upload it to your blog.
  • Work with a partner to understand the passages in the exercises on pp 22 & 23. Try to express them in your own words.
Writing
  • Write a personal essay in response to pp 24-25 # 2, 4, or 6. Upload it to your blog.

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