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Basic Writing Skills for ESL Classes and English Learners

These pages provide basic writing skills to develop a strong writing foundation. These materials are intended for ESL EFL classes and other English learners and cover basic sentence, paragraph and dictionary usage.

Writing Narrative Paragraphs II - Habits
Introduction to writing narrative paragraphs for lower level English ESL EFL learners and classes

Writing Narrative Paragraphs I - Things Happening Over Time
Introduction to writing narrative paragraphs for lower level English ESL EFL learners and classes

Writing Descriptive Paragraphs
Introduction to writing descriptive paragraphs for lower level English ESL EFL learners and classes

Spelling Help: American - British
How to recognize (recognise?) the most common spelling differences between American and British English.

Spelling Help: Noun Plurals
Changing a noun from singular to plural is not always as easy as adding an -s to the noun. Find out the exceptions to the rules for spelling noun plurals.

Spelling Help: Verb Formation
There are a number of small changes that need to be made in the correct spelling of verbs ending with -y, -s, etc. Find out when to double consonants when to drop the -y, and more.

Using a Dictionary
Get the most out of your dictionary by understanding how to use it well. You can use your dictionary to find words, for meanings, for pronunciation, to check spellings, to understand explanations, to check spelling variations and more.

Setting Conditions - Connecting Sentences
Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style. These sentence connectors provide the menas to show conditions.

Paragraph Writing
A guide to basic paragraph construction for use in English as a second language classes focusing on the main components of standard paragraphs.

Capitalization Rules
Here is a detailed guide to capitalization rules especially created for ESL students. Each rule contains a number of examples.

Help with Spelling Problems for ESL Classes
Common Word Spelling problems and Exceptions in English for ESL classes.

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