EI221 Intermediate Grammar I

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EI 221 Intermediate Grammar I


SP 2013 HO


Swender, Janet


Adjunct Faculty


MA(Teaching&Leadership:TESOL) University of Kansas, Lawrence
BSE (Curr&Instr) University of Kansas, Lawrence

Office Hours

By appointment



Class Days


Class Time

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Credit Hours


Barton, L. and C. Duaquier Sardinas, NorthStar 3 Reading and Writing (3rd ed.) New York: Pearson Longman ISBN 9780136133681

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Course Description:
EI 221 Intermediate Grammar: students in EI221, Intermediate Grammar, revisit and expand their acquaintance with basic verb tense/ aspect categories, adding the perfect aspect. The different aspects of English verbs are contrasted, in order to better explain and demonstrate their use, and distribution. Students knowledge of categories (such as nouns, etc.) and structures (such as phrases, clauses, etc.) is expanded. The passive voice and factual, future, and present unreal conditionals are introduced. Students use and become more familiar with modals.

Educational Philosophy:
Authentic education is always a "practice of freedom" (Paolo Freire, 1968). Students should not have views imposed on them nor withheld from them in order that they hear all voices and learn to make the best decisions. As a teacher, I want my students to enjoy this freedom by achieving the ability to think critically about everything. It will encourage and enable them to become successful and productive citizens of the world with an eternal passion for learning

Class Assessment:
Preparation - 300 pts     Participation – 300 pts   Writing Portfolio – 500 pts   Accumulation of paragraphs and essays that show   evidence of writing improvement   Homework – 100 pts Assessments – 300 pts Weekly Quizzes 3 Cumulative Tests ­(Total Possible: 1500 pts) View Preparation and Participation Rubrics

1350 - 1500 = A 1200 - 1349 = B 975 - 1199 = C 825 - 974 = D 0 - 824 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be accepted only if extreme circumstances have interfered with the due date delivery. Homework assignments to be turned in will only be accepted at the beginning of class. Students who participate in sports, etc. must submit a signed authorization prior to the absence. Early submission of assignments and a make-up time for missed quizzes will be arranged with at that time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Come to class on time (lateness costs 5 pts.) Turn-in required assignments at the beginning of class…..or they will be considered late (lateness costs 5 points) Stow out of sight all technology gadgets (responding to gadgets in any way during class, unless teacher asks to do so by, costs 10 pts) Student Requirements (regarding this class ) Check Park e-mail once a week Complete every assignment prior to class

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Wk 1-2 1/14-1/25 Unit 1: (Rd. Strat) Previewing, Critical Thinking, Freewriting, Paragraph Unity Wk 3-4 1/28-2/8 Unit 2: (RS) Asking questions while reading, Vocab. Prefix/Suffix, Focusing Ideas, Narrative Wk 5-6 2/11-2/22 Unit 3: (RS) Set purpose for reading, Vocab Expansion, 5 W’s, Research Topic Report and Test 1 Wk 7 2/25-3/1 Unit 4: (RS) Taking Notes, Graphic Organizers, Transitions, Contrast Wk 8 3/4-3/8 Unit 5 (RS) Predictions, Inferences, Vocab-Relationship of Words Wk 9 3/11-3/15 SPRING BREAK Wk 10-11 3/18-3/29 Unit 7 (RS) Organizing Information, Context Clues, Parallel Structures, Pro/Con essay and Test 2 Wk 12-13 4/1-4/12 Unit 8 (RS) Summarizing, Def/Indef Articles, Cohesion, Pt x Pt essay Wk 14-16 4/22-5-3 Unit 10 (RS) Persuasive writing, Synthesizing, Abstract nouns, Persuasive essay and Test 3 Subject to change

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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