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Spa 510 H 530 H Spanish Honors
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This full-year course is a continuation of the 4th grade Spanish class, and is designed to introduce the students to Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and conversation. The students construct sentences... More > and learn to conjugate the present tense regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs. Students will increase their vocabulary with weekly vocabulary lists and quizzes to reinforce a strong foundation that the students will need when entering Merit Academy’s intensive Spanish program in high school. Students will play games like Bingo, Pictionary, Word Search, and Boggle. By reading familiar children’s literature translations, the students will begin to understand the language and help the translation process. The students will converse with the teacher and other students to help build confidence in speaking a foreign language and improve their pronunciation and accent. The students will Spanish Writing: Write Sentences using their conjugated verbs to form paragraphs and short stories in the present tense.< Less
Eng 410 H 430 H English Honors
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This course is designed to build a strong foundation in English grammar and vocabulary. The students will continue to review parts of speech and verb tenses in English grammar. They’ll learn... More > vocabulary and specifically focus on difficult homonyms and other confusing words. The students will also write articles for the Merit Chronicle and they’ll participate in the yearbook compilation. Merit students read 12 novels per trimester that tie into Ancient Civilizations and California History studies (for California students). They will write one-page critiques of all books read. The students also do Kumon English exercises to improve reading comprehension and increase vocabulary. They also participate in the Speed Reader program to increase reading comprehension, speed, and fluency. Good penmanship will be emphasized.< Less
Soc 48 M Cultural Awareness
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In order to prepare for kindergarten, the pre-kindergartners continue to improve their social skills learned in Merit Academy’s SOC 18M, SOC 24M, SOC 30M, and SOC 36M courses. They fine tune... More > their ability to describe people and things, to name the states, to recite their personal identification, to be aware of safety tips, and to take care of their own self sufficiency skills. This cultural awareness course also introduces students to cultures from around the world. By learning about cultural festivities that take place throughout the year, the students will become familiar with customs, traditions, costumes, and foods of people who are different from themselves. This will give the students the opportunity to experience the traditional celebrations of world religions and cultures.< Less
Lat 1010 H 1030 H Introduction to Latin Honors 10th Grade
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This accelerated 10th grade Latin course is a continuation of LAT 910H-930H. It is designed to improve upon and cement the foundations of Latin learned the previous year. Merit uses the Cambridge... More > Latin Course series of textbooks to introduce students to a broad range of grammatical concepts and vocabulary. While much of this is done with more traditional methods such as quizzes and written homework exercises, narrative and dramatic passages form the core of this course. They are the main means of consolidating the language, and increase in length and complexity as the course progresses. The passages have a developing story line and context related to a featured aspect of Roman culture. Readings on these cultural topics are assigned at the end of each stage and reviewed in class. The course expands upon the usage of cases and verb tenses learned the year prior, in addition to introducing several new concepts such as the subjunctive mood and the passive voice.< Less
Spa 1010 H 1030 H Introduction to Spanish 2 a C Honors
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Spanish course for 10th graders is accelerated and designed to improve oral and written skills by building a stronger foundation of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Instruction of the material is... More > given in Spanish; students are expected to engage in Spanish conversation during class. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are practiced through novels, poetry, film, music, and translations of newspaper articles. To further solidify the students’ grammar foundation, an emphasis will be placed on compound verbs. By year’s end, students will be able to translate reading material, read literature and newspapers, write detailed essays, and engage in extended discussions in Spanish. They will also continue their immersion into Spanish history and culture by exposure to books, newspapers, films, music, and television. The students will travel to Costa Rica for 11 days at the end of the school year to be immersed into the language and culture of this Central American country.< Less
The Weedy Mead Chronicles 119 Live Cool Dance Cool
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The second stage begins with the ability to perform something resembling the desired skill, and involves gradually refining the performance, using a fair amount of ‘thinking’ and... More > ‘concentrating’ to begin with, and as much objective feedback as possible. As the performance improves, the thinking component needs to be gradually reduced, so that the brain can learn to run a complete motor program without continually being interrupted by that nosey little voice in the head that is ‘only trying to help’, and only succeeding in getting in the way. And block practice is only to be used to become familiar with a movement pattern, and should be replaced by random practice as early as possible in this stage. These are not the easiest of changes to make, but if you know why you are doing it this way perhaps it becomes easier to stick with it, whatever methods other learners seem to be using.< Less
Looking Through Her Eyes: Conquering Today's Challenges with Fresh Perspectives
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The privilege of attending college is a rare one and one afforded to women far less often than is realized. The women who have authored the articles of this book come from various walks of life, but... More > share the common goal of furthering their educations. As they continue to satisfy the demands of their everyday lives in the many roles that they fulfill along with completing rigorous school assignments, they have taken an issue about which they are passionate, researched the solutions, and presented the smartest solutions within these articles. Issues including absent parents, adoption, eating disorders, improving the American education system, reforming the health care and justice systems, and protecting children in the digital age are closely examined in their writings. These issues are real to these women and certainly to many other people in the world. The solutions provided come from the hearts and minds of their authors in hopes of alleviating these same struggles for their readers.< Less
The Successful Urban Teacher : Classroom Management Techniques
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LEARNING CANNOT OCCUR UNTIL THE ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING. New Elementary Teachers are usually given very little practice before taking over their classrooms. Factor in,... More > characteristics unique to urban schools, --discipline problems, lack of support and you have the elements that lead to high- teacher turnover. THIS BOOK WILL SAVE GOOD TEACHERS FROM MOVING ON TO THE SUBURBS! Poor classroom management can lead to a disruptive classrooms and poor student achievement. The expected academic achievement mandates for No Child Left Behind, add to the pressure on new elementary teachers to successfully manage their classrooms. This book assist teacher in making the classroom orderly and teaching and learning occurs from day one -- and continues-- which will translate into improved test scores. Includes a chapter devoted to special education behavior management modification techniques.< Less
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The school is known to be the second home of the students. Inside the school, students will learn various things such as how to be sociable and how to deal with people. It is very imperative for... More > them to develop their social skills. This book is primarily designed to provide all important topics and ideas that can help the students learn how they can develop their social skills. Below are some of the information that you are about to learn: + Common social problems in schools + Discover your talent & build higher self esteem + Participation in group events for students + Volunteer to be a leader to build leadership skills + Be the man of your word, demonstrate reliability + Continuous improvement on your mistakes + Be friendly and make lots of friends + Take up responsibilities in assignments + Respect other people differences + Show your resourcefulness through sharing knowledge< Less
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