|dc.description.abstract||In this packet you will find stories, vocabulary lessons, grammar lessons, and writing
assignments. We suggest that you work on one unit at a time. First, read the example stories. If
possible, talk about the stories with someone else who is doing this packet. What did you like in
the story? What was hard to understand? Then read the language lessons and do the practice
exercises (NOTE: An Answer Key for all practice exercises is at the end of the packet). If you
are confused, find someone who knows English and ask them about it. Finally, work on writing
your own story in English. The stories you read can be examples for your writing. You will learn
more if you write a story yourself!
This material was developed for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by the
University of Oregon in 2016. It is designed for intermediate-level English language learners to
improve their reading and writing skills. Students can use the materials independently, or
teachers can use this packet in their classes.
We have included the stories we wrote for the MOOC, as well as some excellent stories written
by MOOC participants. The grammar lessons focus on the use of past tense forms and correct
sentence structure. The vocabulary lessons focus on skills and important words for storytelling.
The writing lessons help language learners through the steps of creating a story in English. We
hope you will enjoy telling your story in English.||en_US