Chapter 1: Academic Skills

The following e-activities are based on Chapter 1 of the LINC 5-7 Classroom Activities, Volume 1. A printable version of these volumes, accompanying audio files, and the e-activities can be accessed at Settlement.Org on the Language Training page. These resources were developed by the Toronto Catholic District School Board (2010), with funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Ontario Region). The e-resources are designed to be used in a blended learning context, where learners and instructors meet face-to-face and utilize a combination of both the print and online resources. Please note that the linguistic complexity of the two resource types (print and e-activities) is not always congruent. The online versions of some of the activities are generally more accessible to learners at a lower benchmark level than the print versions.

LINC 5: Writing Paragraphs chapter
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Introduction to Paragraph Writing 1, 2
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Parts of a Paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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The Topic Sentence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Supporting Details 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Transitions 1, 2, 3, 4
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The Concluding Sentence 1, 2, 3, 4
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Editing Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4
LINC 6: Note-taking and Study Skills chapter
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Introduction to Note-taking 1, 2
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Note-taking While Reading 1, 2, 3
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Note-taking While Listening 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Note-taking Symbols and Abbreviations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Using Symbols and Abbreviations 1, 2, 3, 4
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Note-taking Formats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Study Strategies: Cornell Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
LINC 6/7: Writing Paragraphs and Essays chapter
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Introduction to Academic Writing 1, 2
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The Elements of a Paragraph 1, 2, 3
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Supporting Details 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Coherent Paragraphs: Transitions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Coherent Paragraphs: Pronoun Reference 1, 2, 3, 4
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Narrative and Descriptive Paragraphs 1, 2
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Paragraphs to Describe a Process 1, 2, 3
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Paragraphs to Describe Graphs and Charts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Introduction to Essay Writing 1, 2
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Essay Structure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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The Thesis Statement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Supporting Paragraphs: Transitions 1, 2
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Editing an Essay 1, 2

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