Reading Comprehension

You read but don't understand. You read but can't keep the information in your head. Sound familiar? Take this course if you think reading comprehension is painful and confusing. Together, we will identify what kind of a reader you are and discover techniques to warm up your brain before starting to read. We'll also create your own special toolbox to help make reading fun and enjoyable!
 

 

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 1

This is a practical guide to using punctuation correctly and writing with proper grammar.  Learn about common punctuation marks like periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, question marks, and exclamation marks and find out when to use them in your writing.  Learn about prefixes and suffixes and discover some helpful grammar websites.

 

How to Write a Cover Letter

A cover letter gives you a chance to introduce yourself to an employer and encourage them to read on! This class will explain the different parts of a cover letter and information to include in each part to help you get an employer's interest.

 

Spelling Made Simple 1

This beginner course gets you ready to spell.  We will review the alphabet and talk about consonants, double consonants, syllables, short vowel sounds, and short vowel spelling patterns. Learn the 1+1+1 spelling rule.  You will also start a spelling journal.

 

GED Prep - Writing a GED Essay

Get ready to write your GED Essay. Learn how to read the essay question and plan your response. We will teach you strategies for organizing your essay into paragraphs and will explain how your essay will be marked. Ace the essay with this class!

 

GED - Math Word Problems

Most math problems encountered in life are word problems, not simple equations to be solved. Math word problems on the GED Test describe a situation and ask you to solve for the unknown. You will probably know how to solve many of the problems using your personal experience. In this class we will look at how the more challenging problems must be broken down into steps and follow a problem solving plan.

*NOTE: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and integers before taking this class.

 

Progressive Spelling 1

This spelling course covers short and long vowel spelling patterns using bigger words. Learn about double consonants + “le”; and about doubling final consonants before adding “ing” or “ed”. Learn the one consonant + “le” rule. Learn about some common consonant blends: wh, th, sh, ph, ch, and sometimes gh (silent). Learn how to use a thesaurus to help you expand your vocabulary. 

 

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 2

This is a practical guide to parts of speech. Learn about common parts of speech we use to write sentences - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Learn about the subject and predicate in a sentence and about antonyms, homonyms and synonyms. 

 

Progressive Spelling 2

This spelling course covers more consonant blends at the beginning of words: bl, pl, cl, thr, spr, spl, cr, pr. It also covers consonant blends at the end of words: sk, ck, ll, nk, lk. Learn how to combine vowels together to make long vowel sounds in words. We'll end by reviewing some difficult words to spell.

 

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