Full Year - 2 Semesters
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The College Prep Vocabulary portion of this course reviews and builds on the vocabulary and knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes gained in level 1 and level 2 and adds to them. It employs all the methods and principles used in previous levels and more.
The ideal sequence would begin with the first level of this course This level does review previous levels and adds additional Greek and Latin roots, but begins to focus more on reinforcing vocabulary encountered in literature, tone words, and words in prevalent use in today's media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classes meet for 1 hour every week for 30 weeks.
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
800.578.2527 | 941.676.3140