English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

ESL 263 Low-Advanced Grammar and Writing

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Title: Developing Compositions Skills

Author: Ruetten, Mary

ISBN-13: 9781111220556

Publisher: Heinle ELT


Title: Engaging Writing: Paragraphs

Author: Fitzpatrick, Mary

ISBN-13: 9780136085188

Publisher: Pearson Longman

MUST change writing assignments in book to focus only on one idea per paragraph. Also readings must be supplemented. Has good skills practice.

Title: Longman Academic Writing Series 3

Author: Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-4666332-6

Publisher: Pearson

Skim or skip Chapter 1-3 and 5 and focus on more academic rhetorical modes (logical division, definition, cause/effect, comparison/contrast). Has good sentence and paragraph level exercises. Has no readings so they must be supplemented. Comes with Essential Online Resources (My English Lab), which include grammar and sentence structure activities, teacher support material, and assessments.




Title: Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing

Author: Folse, Keith, Elena Vestri Solomon, and Barbara Smith-Palinkas

ISBN-13: 9780618789672

Publisher: Heinle ELT


Title: Grammar Troublespots

Author: Raimes, Ann

ISBN-13: 9780521532860

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Title: Eye on Editing 2

Author: Cain, Joyce B.

ISBN-13: 9780201621341

Publisher: Pearson Longman




Writing Clearly – moved to 273

Better Writing Through Editing – too simple

Northstar 5 R/W – not appropriate; essay focused

Think About Editing – possibly for 273

Focus On Grammar 4 – this is not a grammar class

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Last Updated: 2/11/18