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Course SummaryGet ready to take an upcoming exam or get homework help with our Middle School Language Arts help course. Our fun video and text lessons can help you learn how to write better essays, get more out of what you read and understand the different types of literature.
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This course is designed to help middle school students learn the fundamentals of language arts, including proper language usage, literature interpretation, and persuasive writing. Fun video lessons, about five minutes each, make learning easy and accessible for busy students. Short multiple-choice assessments accompany each lesson to allow students to gauge their comprehension of the topics.
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- Short and accessible videos can be played, replayed, paused and reviewed as many times as your student likes.
- Students can start at the beginning with lessons on punctuation and grammar and work through the entire course, or search for the specific topics they need help with, such as speech development or verbs.
- Multiple-choice quizzes give parents and teachers the opportunity to assess student understanding of important concepts, like poetry devices or sentence types, and retention of facts.
- Students may submit questions to online instructors for additional help and clarification on any topic from the course, including figurative language or collaborative discussions.
- As each lesson ends, the next is clearly displayed so students can progress through the course with ease.
Using the Course
This course is a safe and effective online learning tool for students wanting to study language arts or get extra help with English class. The videos are fun and engaging, and there are no external links to distract students during study time.
Parents and teachers can use these lessons for:
- Homework assistance and tips for essays and school papers
- Building confidence before an exam
- Engaging students in the classroom
- Providing gifted students a self-directed approach to study
|Punctuation and Grammar||Students are introduced to capitalization and punctuation rules.|
|Parts of Speech||Lessons explain nouns, pronouns, contractions, antecedents, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.|
|Clauses & Phrases||Videos compare and contrast the different types of clauses and phrases.|
|Verbs, Tenses & Agreement||Students are taught to properly conjugate verbs and recognize how to match tenses.|
|Sentence Types & Components||Chapter describes exclamatory, declarative, interrogative and imperative sentences and the parts of sentences.|
|Word Knowledge||Lessons explain synonyms, antonyms, prefixes and suffixes, and how to use context to figure out the meaning of a word.|
|Figurative Language||Topics include personification, cliches, similes, metaphors, puns, proverbs, allegory and symbolism.|
|Poetry Types, Devices & Elements||Students learn about types of poetry and poetic devices.|
|Understanding Literature||Lessons explain the principles of literary analysis, exploring mechanisms like theme, plot, setting and tone.|
|Drama||Chapter defines drama and explains elements such as character, motivation, dialogue and stage directions.|
|Informational Texts||Topics include nonfiction, essays, information presentation, and how to present and summarize information.|
|Using Source Materials||Students learn to use dictionaries, thesauruses and bibliographies, and how to properly cite sources in writing.|
|Writing||Lessons explain the writing process and offer helpful tips for prewriting, essay organization, and crafting impactful prose.|
|Listening||Chapter describes the listening process, barriers to effective listening, how to be a critical listener and the civic and ethical importance of careful listening.|
|Public Speaking||Students consider the importance of public speaking and learn tips for effective public speaking.|
|Speech Development||Lessons cover topic selection, crafting main points, thesis statement development, and effective research strategies for speech writing.|
|Speech Delivery & Evaluation||Topics include style, delivery, visual aids, Q&A preparation and self-evaluation.|
|Collaborative Discussion||Students learn about collaboration, how to prepare for class discussions, and how to interpret and consider other perspectives.|
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