Pathways to Effective Communication in English
Authors: Theresa Y. Pesayco, Cherry Ann J. Gulay, Marianne P. Afrondoza, Dinah C. Hernandez, Mary Cris L. Ipan, Ediwn L. Nebria, Honorio P. Jumilla
Author/Coordinator: Nerissa C. Gabelo
“(Books are the plane, and the train, and the road: 'They are the destination and the journey. They are home.”
– How Reading Changed My Life, Anna Quindlen
The goal of every student in the tertiary level education is a career path that eventually improves the quality of life. The tool to achieve this goal is a challenge that all academic institutions recognize and competitively try to offer. Academic excellence becomes a drum-beater for all schools that boast of quality education.
Learning is a dynamic process that entails holistic development of a human being. Anchored on this vision, this book sets the benchmark for the comprehensive, practical and communicative learning of the English language. This book aims to set the students to achieve mastery of the English language through a ladderized approach–interrelated lessons that are arranged from the simplest to the most complex—keeping in mind how the human brain functions best when ideas are placed in good order.
This book is divided into two major parts—Structure of the English Grammar and Paragraph Development. Each part of the book is designed with learning elements that are distinctly adaptive to the lessons' content.
Part 1 – Structure of the English Grammar focuses on the comprehensive discussion of the eight parts of speech and introductory lessons on writing elements and writing mechanics. Each lesson contains Stumbling Blocks that serves as both diagnostic testing and lesson springboard for the students. The Path Finders is a comprehensive discussion of the lesson with numerous examples to ensure complete understanding of the lesson. The Learning Alley is the part where the students get to evaluate their understanding of the lesson through two sets of exercises that provide a variety of assessment.
Part 2 – Paragraph Development consists of lessons on methods of exposition through different patterns of paragraph development. Each lesson consists of Path Finders that discusses Do's and Don't's and How's of the writing process. The Writing Pointers presents sample paragraphs with sub-elements that guide the reading and writing of the method. The Pen's Tip includes pointers that guide students in understanding the mechanics of writing. Word Factory contains difficult words that are unlocked for better understanding of the sample paragraph. In The Note presents practical guidelines on the process of paragraph development. Comprehension Questions are provided to ensure that the paragraph's content is fully understood. The Writing Tips lists handy and practical pieces of advice on how to further improve
Reading and Research take Center Stage
Authors: Bethel Ann C. Batallones, Ma. Hazel B. Forastero, Nerissa C. Cabello, Arlene E. Lumantao, Rommel Maglaya, Glory Dee D. Magno, Emilou Lindsay M. Mendoza, Noel Christian A. Moratilla
Authors/Coordinator: Irish C. Sioson
As a sequel to “Spotlight: Study, Thinking and Writing Skills”, this book aims to further hone students' reading and writing skills situated in the research context. Reading and Research Take Center Stage is designed to reinforce and strengthen critical thinking and research skills of budding researchers as they face the various research-based tasks the academic and professional world demand. This book, which is a product of careful research, further aims to instil the values of scientific inquiry, sense of responsibility and discipline research entails. Emphasizing on the importance of research, the modules contained in this book guide the students to walk through the process of research and help them to recover, discover, rediscover, refine, define, or refine personal, social, economic, gender, environment and professional issues as reflected in the research articles coming from different disciplines.
This purposive part includes specific primary and secondary skills which are clearly and concisely articulated to help set goals for the readers.
This exciting starter warms up, encourages and stimulates readers' curiosity a varied and enjoyable activities are included to introduce the topics and prepare ther for the lesson.
This priceless part serves as a bridge to the Audition and the actual reading selection by linking the preparatory activities and the subject being investigated by the research article through previewing the text.
This extraordinary element prepares the reader for a closer reading of the text as students are engaged in a dialogue with the text/ author through annotation and effective note taking.
This special section provides explicit input for the focus reading skill, emphasizing specific strategies to demonstrate and develop the necessary skill for thinking, reading, and research.
This practical part encourages collaboration between and among students as they are guided by their instructor in practicing or rehearsing the skills to prepare them for independent work eventually.
This super section provides challenging and engaging opportunities for individual and collaborative application of reading and research skills presented.
This section promotes careful and thoughtful reflection among readers to ponder on their strengths, progress and areas for improvement. This helps them become more self-directed and metacognitive learners.
Various performance-based rubrics are also provided to ensure effective assessment of students' processes and outputs to aid students monitor their own learning and guide educators supplement and design instruction.
Studying and Thinking Skills in English
Authors: Constacia M. Mazon, Bernadette B. Enriquez
YOUR STUDYING AND THINKING task here is meant to enhance your communication skills in English for you to cope effectively with your academic requirements. The lessons and activities are designed to make you achieve the desired enhancement These are composed and developed into nine chapters.
The first chapter is about paving the way to an enhanced studying and thinking skills in English — focusing on getting an overview of the course through the syllabus, using the library, taking down notes, and honing critical and creative thinking.
The second chapter is about enhancing studying and thinking skills to cope with the demands of an examination before, during, and after taking it. ft focuses specifically or coping with the given instructions and on answering the questions asked in A.
The third chapter is about identifying and stating a fact and an opinion and on identifying and drawing out an inference.
The fourth chapter is all about enhancing studying and thinking skills towards effective reading in English.
The fifth chapter i ail about enhancing studying and thinking skills in English towards reading with comprehension essays, short stories, drama, and poems.
The sixth chapter is about enhancing studying and thinking skills towards effective writing and speaking in English.
The seventh chapter is about enhancing studying and thinking skills towards unity, coherence, and emphasis in developing and organizing ideas.
The eighth chapter is ail about enhancing studying and thinking skills in English towards effective development and organization of ideas in speaking and writing.
And the ninth chapter is about enhancing studying and thinking skills in English towards writing a good paragraph, essay, summary, and paraphrase.
Each lesson gives the nature of the studying and thinking work to be done and some techniques that can be used for the task to be done more efficiently.
Overall, this program of lessons is your writer's well-meant response to the syllabus suggested for use in tertiary English One by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).