Level 7-9 Reading/Writing

duration: 4 weeks
price: free
Academic English

About this Course

Level 7 focuses on basic English reading and writing skills for high-intermediate English learners. Topics covered include timed writing, citation, and applications for asking and answering questions. Level 8 focuses on basic English literacy skills for high-intermediate English learners. Topics covered include reading extended pieces of literature and critical analysis. Level 9 focuses on basic English literacy skills for advanced English learners.

For the course syllabus, student forms, and policies, please refer to Student Resources on the TLC website.

Level 7

Course Objectives

  • 7.RW.1 Identify and cite effective resources for use in academic or professional essays by evaluating bias, purpose, and author’s stance.
  • 7.RW.2 Respond to questions about academic material from sources.
  • 7.RW.3 Produce proper in‐text citation for summaries, paraphrases, and quotations.
  • 7.RW.4 Produce a 5-paragraph timed writing with details and examples.
  • 7.RW.5 Produce a 2-page piece of academic writing using 2+ outside sources and proper citation. 

Integrated Objectives

  • 7.G.1 Produce adjective clauses.
  • 7.G.2 Produce sentences with gerunds and infinitives.
  • 7.G.3 Identify noun clauses.
  • 7.G.4 Produce the passive voice in complete sentences with present perfect, past perfect, and modal verbs.
  • 7.G.5 Identify and produce participial adjectives.
  • 7.LS.1 Discuss information found in academic sources to determine important details, credibility, and author’s purpose in complete sentences.
  • 7.LS.2 Ask and respond to open-ended questions on academic topics using complete sentences.
  • 7.LS.3 Produce sentences with target phrasal verbs.
  • 7.LS.4 Perform a 4-5 minute planned presentation with electronic visuals and proper citations.
  • 7.LS.5 Deliver an impromptu presentation on class topics.

Level 8

Course Objectives

  • 8.RW.1 Respond to analysis questions on academic sources.
  • 8.RW.2 Produce non-formulaic thesis statements appropriate to specific academic tasks.
  • 8.RW.3 Produce a 3 to 4-page analysis paper over an extended piece of work (novel, biography, collection of
  • articles, professional journal, short stories), with 2+ outside sources and proper citation.

Integrated Objectives

  • 8.LS.1 Associate causes and effects from a variety of sources.
  • 8.LS.2 Brainstorm solutions, classify information, and determine the accuracy of information collected from
  • sources.
  • 8.LS.3 Deliver a 5-minute planned presentation with electronic visuals and proper citations.
  • 8.LS.4 Deliver an impromptu presentation on class topics.
  • 8.G.1 Produce grammatically appropriate sentences with modals of ability, possibility, permission, requests,
  • necessity, prohibition, advisability, and expectations.
  • 8.G.2 Produce sentences with noun clauses.
  • 8.G.3 Produce sentences with quoted and reported speech.
  • 8.G.4 Identify and produce adverb clauses of cause, contrast, time, manner, concession, condition, purpose,
  • reason, and place. 

Level 9

Course Objectives

  • 9.RW.1 Produce plans for timely completion of an academic writing project.
  • 9.RW.2 Produce an in-depth academic or professional project with at least 3 outside sources (business proposal,
  • case study, research paper, etc.) that adheres to academic formatting guidelines.
  • 9.RW.3 Evaluate information as effective or ineffective by evaluating bias, tone, purpose, and quality of
  • research.

Integrated Objectives

  • 9.LS.1 Use quotations and reported speech to support oral arguments.
  • 9.LS.2 Deliver a 5 to 7-minute planned presentation with electronic visuals and proper citations.
  • 9.LS.3 Respond in complete sentences to impromptu open-ended questions about class topics.

  • 9.G.1 Produce grammatically appropriate sentences using all verbs covered in previous levels (present, past,
  • future, modals; active + passive).
  • 9.G.2 Produce sentences with accurate article usage.
  • 9.G.3 Produce sentences and respond to questions using true and untrue conditionals.
  • 9.G.4 Produce grammatically appropriate noun clauses, adjective clauses, and adverb clauses. 


Students will receive regular homework assignments to reinforce skills learned in class. Students must complete homework on or before the date it is due. Homework is included in the final course grade.

Make-up Work

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with each instructor to make up work he/she might have missed. It may be necessary for the student to receive tutoring for additional help from an instructor with make-up work. TLC’s Make-up Policy may be found in Student Resources at

Academic Integrity

Cheating and plagiarism are strictly prohibited. TLC’s Academic Integrity Policy may be found in Student Resources


TLC considers every class to be important for a student’s academic progress. TLC’s Attendance Policy may be found inStudent Resources at

Level Advancement

To pass a level, students must achieve a 2.0 GPA or greater and meet the requirements of the attendance policy. Failure to do so will result in the student repeating the level.


Learning modules

  • Week 1
    • Classwork

    • Classwork: Reading Comprehension Writing Ex

  • Week 2
    • Vocab Quiz

    • Classwork

    • Classwork Reading Comprehension

    • Final Draft of Position Paper 1

  • Week 3
    • Classwork: Reading Comprehension

    • 1st Draft Completion

    • Classwork: Written Response from Video

    • HW: Article and Questions

    • L7 8 Final Draft of Position Paper 2

  • Week 4
    • L9 First Draft Due - Completed

    • In-Class Essay

    • L9 Final Draft Position Paper II

    • L7 LFE

    • L8 LFE

    • Classwork: Article/Quiz

About the Instructor

106 courses

510 students


Heather Marks



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