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Vocabulary Builders Teens

Amy Maruska, M.Ed
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Rising Star
Boost your child's vocabulary with our 12-week online course for teens. Fun and engaging activities each week!

Class Experience

Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
12 lessons//12 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Vocabulary Enhancement
Introduction to class and activities.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Synonyms and Antonyms
"Word Pairs" - Introduce synonyms and antonyms. Play games and activities to practice using them.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Root Words and Affixes
"Word Construction" - Break down words into root words and affixes. Create new words and discuss their meanings.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Context Clues
"Word Sleuths" - Teach students how to use context to understand unfamiliar words. Read short stories and find context clues.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Vocabulary in Literature
"Word Wizards" - Explore how authors use rich vocabularies in books. Analyze passages from literature.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Idioms and Phrases
"Idiom Explorers" - Discover common idioms and phrases. Create stories using idioms.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Figurative Language
"Figurative Fun" - Explore similes, metaphors, and personification. Create art and stories using figurative language.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Figurative Language
"Figurative Fun" - Explore similes, metaphors, and personification. Create art and stories using figurative language.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Specialty Vocabulary (Science)
"Science Words" - Introduce scientific vocabulary. Conduct simple experiments and discussions.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Specialty Vocabulary (History)
"Historical Terms" - Learn historical vocabulary. Explore historical events and their significance.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Specialty Vocabulary (Art and Music)
"Artistic Expressions" - Dive into the world of art and music vocabulary. Create art and music projects.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Vocabulary Showcase
"Word Extravaganza" - Students showcase their vocabulary knowledge through presentations, storytelling, or creative projects.
  • By the end of this 12-week course, students should have expanded their vocabulary, improved their understanding of words in context, and developed the skills to continue growing their vocabulary independently.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: 3-6 throughout the class
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Assignments: weekly vocabulary sets, with students required to create stories, poems, or other written pieces using the words learned. Additionally, provide a safe online platform for students to share their work and receive feedback from both the instructor and their peers.
Certificate of Completion
Frequency: available upon request
Notebook for a vocabulary journal
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Joined May, 2020
Rising Star
Teacher expertise and credentials
Minnesota Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Education from Concordia University
Hello! My name is Amy.
I am so happy to see that you are interested in my classes.
Let me tell you a bit about me:
I am so excited about online learning and teaching. My passions encompass education, communications, and technology! Of course, you... 
Group Class


for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-12 learners per class

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