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Grammar, Punctuation, and College Prep Vocabulary 1

$250.00

Full Year - 2 Semesters

 

Grades:      8-12

Credit:        0.5

 

***For a limited time, during Early Registration, add this course at NO ADDITIONAL COST with our writing & literature courses.***

 

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Grammar, Punctuation, and College Prep Vocabulary 1

 

 

Vocabulary 

Live, Teacher-Led, Highly Interactive Online Classes

Vocabulary development is a key indicator of college success.  Is your student's vocabulary where it needs to be? Perhaps while your student's reading vocabulary is excellent, that extensive vocabulary rarely appears in his or her speech or writing, or when it does appear, your student misuses words. Some forget their newly learned words as soon as the school year finishes.

 

Our Vocabulary Courses Cover-

    • Greek and Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes
    • Words prevalent in today's media
    • High-frequency SAT words
    • Tone words (Important to comprehension skills, AP exams, and college work)
    • Differing forms of each word -  Example: verb-mutate, noun-mutability, adjective-mutable, noun-mutant.

 

Vocabulary Courses Employ the Latest Research to Help Your Student Retain & Master Words

Research confirms that students will quickly forget memorized lists of words and their definitions and be unable to use many of them properly in sentences.  Rather than focus on memorizing such lists, this course emphasizes mastery and the ability to use all forms of a word in both oral and written speech. This course WILL include memorization, but memorization is NOT the focus.

 

Fun, Fast-Moving Course Using Group Activities and Games

Classes consist of instruction and abundant in-class practice using both new and review words in a variety of games, activities, and exercises. At the end of the year, students will not just know the last few words learned. Those who have completed their work will have MASTERED ALL their words, from the first through the last! Moreover, they will have had fun doing it!

Vocabulary courses are cumulative with each year building on previous ones and containing plenty of review. 

 

Grammar and Punctuation

The grammar and punctuation portions of this course focus on students' top problem areas and review critical concepts necessary to proper sentence construction and punctuation. Practicing these skills in various fun individual and group activities, exercises, and games builds mastery.  When coupling this class with our writing & literature courses, students learn to use language more effectively.

 

For students who already have a thorough background in grammar, the grammar and punctuation portions of this course will provide an easy method of review and reinforcement, keeping alive what they have already learned. For students who have minimal background in grammar, this course will strengthen the areas that will have the most impact on their writing.

 

General Information

    • Classes meet for 1 hour every week for 30 weeks.

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      Study time to allow for this course:  In addition to class sessions, students should expect to spend approximately two hours per week preparing for class. Due to the nature of the material, the tools they will be using, and the course objective of mastery, students MUST study daily for 30 minutes/day on four days out of the week. Ensure your student's success by reserving daily study time for this course. You will be amazed at the results!

       

      Enrollment closes August 15 or when the class is full (15 students).

       

      Instructor:   Sandra Selling

                            IEW-Certified Instructor

                            Sandra@InspiredWritingandLit.com

                            https://InspiredWritingandLit.com

                            800.578.2527 | 941.676.3140

                            Book an Appointment

       

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Books & Supplies for Grammar, Punctuation, and College Prep Vocabulary 1

 

Please have the following books and supplies on the first day of class:

All materials for this course are provided.

Required for All Courses

 

    1. Microsoft Office Word. If you do not currently own Word, the full Office Suite with PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote is available for both MAC and PC users through Office 365. The cost for PC users is $6.99/month for an individual and $9.99/month for a family of up to five. To purchase or see more options, click HERE. 

      Word is a powerful and intuitive tool that students will utilize throughout college. MAC users, please use Word. We cannot guarantee the functionality of all assignments in Pages and other Word substitutes. Students are strongly encouraged to use Word for a more seamless class experience. I edit and grade in Word using its comment feature.

    2. Headset with microphone and USB connection to your computer, NOT a pin-style connection, NOT Blue Tooth, and NOT your PC speakers and microphone. Their use will create audio problems for not just yourself, but the entire group. A noise-canceling microphone is ideal. See pictures at the bottom of this page for a visual of the correct connection.

    3. A webcam is required.

 

Other Requirements

 

    1. High-Speed Internet Access (Please Note: Linux operating systems won’t work with our webinar service.)

    2. Parents need a separate email or Gmail address to which the student does NOT have access. Use this email when setting up your parent account. If you have one, please use a Gmail, rather than an email, address. Gmail will allow more seamless access to some course features.

    3. Each student needs a separate Gmail address to which the parent DOES have access. Collaborative activities use Google Docs with settings that require a Gmail to access. Use a different Gmail for each enrolled student. The unique email address for each student is how the system identifies them, their work, and their grades. (Please note: Parental access to the account is NOT optional.)

    4. Quiet room: Online students MUST have a quiet space in which to attend class to avoid a noisy environment for the entire group. Since we often have oral discussions, muting student microphones until they are ready to speak does not work because it significantly slows down group interaction. Students need a quiet place from which to attend class.

    5. Siblings attending the same class at the same time must each have their own computer. They CANNOT share one. Siblings attending different classes or the same class at different times CAN share a computer.

    6. Siblings attending an online class at the same time must attend from separate rooms. Otherwise, they will create echoes for the group.

 

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Before Enrolling

 

Please ask yourself three questions before you begin checkout:

A. Are you a returning student or parent?  

  • If yes, please be sure to use your existing password and email address used in prior years. Otherwise, all previous coursework and grades will become unavailable to you.

B. Are you enrolling more than one student?

  • If yes, please register only one student at a time! Please complete BOTH the enrollment and payment processes for your first student before beginning to enroll your second student. 

C. Do you have the following ready?

  1. A separate PARENT email (preferably Gmail) address to which the student does NOT have access.  Use this email when setting up your parent account and for all correspondence with Inspired Writing and Literature.  If you have a Gmail account, please use this one. Again, if you are a returning parent, please use the same unique email you have used in prior years.

  2. For EACH student, a separate and unique email (preferably Gmail) address to which the parent DOES have access.  If your student has a Gmail account, please use this one. Use this Gmail or email for enrolling your student. Again, if yours is a returning student, be sure to use the same email used in prior years.

THEN JUST ADD YOUR FIRST STUDENT'S COURSES TO YOUR CART & FOLLOW THE PROMPTS!

 

Please feel free to call your instructor Sandra Selling at (800) 578-2527 for guidance on courses or any other questions or concerns.  You may also email me at Sandra@InspiredWritingandLit.com or make an appointment at Book Now.

Parent Involvement

 

Parents are always welcome to attend student classes or watch class recordings at their convenience.

 

Introductory New Parent Webinar

All new parents of students enrolled with Inspired Writing and Literature (IWL) for the first time are invited to attend a required introductory webinar to learn ways they can support their students at home and help to ensure their success.  Here they also will learn what student progress to expect from the course, how to monitor their progress, and how this course contributes to meeting college admissions requirements, as well as the best ways to communicate with the instructor. 

 

Returning parents are encouraged to attend if they feel the need for review.

 

A time for questions will follow the session. This webinar is offered once in the morning and once in the evening Monday, September 14, the first regular week of class.  See the Academic Calendar for these dates and times.  

 

School-Year Involvement

During the school year, parents monitor their students' progress to ensure they remain current with lessons and assignments.   Grades, as well as completed and edited assignments, are always accessible online to both students and parents 24/7. 

 

To maximize the use of class time for learning, parents administer and proctor longer tests at home during a time convenient to them.  Parents will receive both guidance and support in this if they desire.

 

Help for Parents and Students

I am readily available to both parent and student for consultation and help with current lessons during the week in my online office hours, and at other times by appointment.   I am also available throughout the school day via chat and video webinar through Zoom services.  If you are unfamiliar with these services, they are provided to you free of charge along with any help you need to use them. You will love the degree of teacher accessibility this service offers you and your students! 

 

In my online office, I can see and type on your student's paper or share a book as we talk. He or she can do the same and can also write and draw on the whiteboard or document on my screen. We can find resources together on the internet or pull up any needed materials or papers from our computers. I can help with drafts, the organization of files in file folders, and even occasionally walk them through using helpful features on their computers. Parents are encouraged to join student consultations whenever possible.

 

Parent Group

In the Parent Group, parents will find a forum where they can ask questions of the group or me and share information, ideas, and advice. I love it when moms, dads, or students from last year can answer questions or reassure newcomers from the perspective of one who has been there. Please feel free to jump in if you have something to add.  Of course, if you have a highly personal question that would not be of interest to others, you may Zoom, call, book an appointment, or email me privately.  Be sure to put the word PARENT or STUDENT in all caps on the subject line of any emails. Doing this will highlight your email so that it stands out.

 

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