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Vocabulary Builders Teens

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Amy Maruska, M.Ed
Average rating:
4.9
Number of reviews:
(211)
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
Homework
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
Details:
Notebook for a vocabulary journal
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Joined May, 2020
4.9
211reviews
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Profile
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

$240

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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