"By the way, my two friends who signed up their daughters for your distance learning this fall are already delighted with what they are reading in your texts. They have homeschooled all the way through and wanted to know why they hadn't found you sooner. I just told them that you were "for such a time as this" and smiled."
-Home School Parent
Greek and Latin Morphemes
About the Curriculum
The Premise: Teen learners know much more than they realize – they just need instruction to realize what they know and/or to recognize when/how to access and use their existing knowledge.
The Process: Students work through a series of 12 lessons, each involving from 15 to 22 Greek morphemes, and each building on prior lessons. Each lesson includes learning activities of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, as well as practice in using contextual clues reading strategies. Lessons engage all three brain pathways: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic. Creative lesson reviews and student-made study cards help firmly fix knowledge in memory.
The Program: Unlike typical vocabulary programs involving big words and big definitions, this program involves small word parts and small definitions, and then using those small word parts to analyze words and to construct word meanings. Learners find this approach more challenging, more fun, and more effective in producing lasting results
Within the Curriculum
Each lesson contains pages to:
• take notes
• work words
• create context clue sentences
• create words
• review by analyzing & matching created words with creative definitions
• make a set of self-review study cards
• Info on how lessons came to be developed
• Introduction to the learning theory behind lessons
• Outline of a weekly lesson plan for a learner
• For each lesson,
• list of morphemes and meaning
• with words to be analyzed and an answer key
• blackline transparency masters
• a set of created words to be analyzed
• matching possible definitions requiring creative thinking
• Tests and answer keys (with grading rubrics)
• BONUS: Color-coded review cards for each lesson
• Instruction: Lesson PowerPoints for inductive reasoning to meanings
• Self-Review: Lesson PowerPoints for interactive multiple-choice review
• Transparencies: A set to guide notes, assignments, working words, etc.