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The “Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays

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I have the word “Best” in quotation marks for this list because I definitely don’t consider it a great collection, and I hope to revise it substantially in the future.

We’re just starting to work with our Intermediate English Language Learners on writing an autobiographical incident essay, and I wanted to pull together a list of related online activities they could do when we visit the computer lab twice each week. It has not been easy to find good ones.

So I’ve created a list of interactives that are connected to the writing skills they will need, though in some the connections are stronger than in others.

I’m hopeful that readers will contribute additional ones.

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Here are my rather weak choices for The ‘Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays:

Spelling Connections: Proofreading

The New News 2a
The New News 3
The New News 3a
The New News
More of The New News
Even More of The New News
More Advanced The New News
Advanced The New News

Power Proofreading

BBC Bitesize Spelling and Grammar

BBC Bitesize Writing (Go to “Activity”)

BBC Skillwise — Putting Sentences Together

Jefferson Schools Transition Words

BBC Skillwise — Sentence Basics

Bitesize Sentences

Professor Garfield Reading Ring

Interchange: Put The Sentences In Order:
Unit 1a
Unit 14 a
Unit 16 A
Unit 1
Unit 14
Unit 16
Unit 3
Unit 5

Here are a couple of decent Auto-I models, one from Eduplace and the other from HRW.

Here are three other models:

The Night The Lights Went Out

You can find more examples here.

TIME has a good outline for an writing an autobiographical incident essay, as does this Writers Workshop.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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