Switched-On Schoolhouse Language Arts Grade 10 - English II

Switched-On Schoolhouse Language Arts Grade 10 - English II

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Item #: 011534
ISBN: 9780740337741
Grades: 10

Product Description:

English II. Units: Language Structure; Writing Effective Sentences; Writing & Reading Skills; Speaking & Listening; The Development of English; The Short Story; Studies in the Novel; Drama; Poetry; and Looking Back.

SOS 10th Grade English 2 from Rainbow Resource on Vimeo.

This computer curriculum offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. Please note that where a novel study is included, the novel is included in PDF format in the program. Please refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in-depth information on Switched-On Schoolhouse programs. New for 2018, the format has changed to USB flash drive. Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8/8.1/ Windows 10. (not Mac-compatible and no longer Windows XP-compatible). Printer recommended. See general Switched-On Schoolhouse description in Curriculum for more specifics.




Category Description for Switched-On Schoolhouse Curriculum:

In the past, we have been reluctant to offer a complete computer curriculum for two reasons: 1) the homeschooling family is relying on one publisher for the entire content of its schooling; and, 2) having a student sit in front of a computer all day seems restrictive. Switched-On Schoolhouse, from Alpha Omega Publishers, has eased our first concern and offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. This curriculum offers all major subject areas (Bible, history & geography, language arts, math and science) from a solid biblical and academic perspective. Content is AOPs LIFEPAC series of worktexts, which has been enhanced by adding interactive, video and audio clips, games and animation. For instance, science experiments are shown via video clips. In geometry, three-dimensional objects are illustrated as computer-generated objects rotating in space. Big events in history, literature, and the Bible can be re-enacted and shown on video. Audio clips of vocabulary and spelling words give correct pronunciations. Students have the ability to print out charts and draw graphs. Auditory learners can even choose to listen to an entire lesson or passages within the lesson instead of reading it. Using this software is therefore much more engaging for the student than using the LIFEPAC worktexts alone and automatic updates ensure that the content is always current. Students will also enjoy switching up homepage themes, widgets and avatars as well as using tools like highlighting text. New for 2018, the format of Switched-On Schoolhouse is a USB flash drive. The CD-ROM based product is no longer available.

For the teacher, advantages include automatic grading and record-keeping, flexible (and customizable) lesson planning tools, reports, attendance tracking, and the ability to allow a student to repeat or skip lessons or problems as needed. You can even print hard copies of assignments, lessons, records and more. Up to five students within a family can use the program (at once or during different years); however, if you update your computer system down the road, you will want to make sure your SOS software remains compatible with your new computer system. [Please also note that if you have previous versions of SOS installed on your computer (prior to 2010), games from the earlier version may be overwritten by the games from the newer version.]

Each grade level is available as either the complete curriculum (all 5 modules: Bible, History & Geography, Language Arts, Math and Science) or individual modules. A wide array of elective courses is also available in this format.

Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1./ Windows 10 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 3 GB hard drive space [10 GB recommended]), 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor, Adobe Reader, and printer (recommended). Please note that the software is NOT Mac-compatible and is no longer Windows XP-compatible.

Given its many advantages and reasonable cost, Switched-On Schoolhouse is well worth considering.


Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade
10
ISBN
9780740337741
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.88" x 2.62" x 1.62"
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The Switched-On Schoolhouse programs are easy to use for the student and the teacher.
Mary Ann G on Sep 19, 2018
have used sos for the past 8 years and like it
amanda a on Jul 24, 2017
The Switched-On Schoolhouse programs are easy to use for the student and the teacher.
Mary Ann G on Sep 19, 2018
convenience
Dina W on Jul 30, 2018
have used sos for the past 8 years and like it
amanda a on Jul 24, 2017
convenience
Dina W on Jul 30, 2018
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Not enough examples
This curriculum has it good things and bad things. The idea and concept of these programs is great. Not enough information on the subjects/topic, and then when the student does the test, the curriculum changes the wording so much that they cannot answer the questions and even I as a teacher don't seem to be able to help them either. It doesn't seem to be enough repetition and it moves on just to fast. Also not enough examples of the topic being learned.
October 30, 2015
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over 4 years ago
I've been using Switched on Schoolhouse off and on for 3-4 years for various subjects and I never cease to be amazed at all the facets of this curriculum The program works well for my learning disabled son so I keep coming back to it for him It definitely gives them what they need to go on to college although it is not as challenging as some curriculum out there There are several aspects of the teacher's program that are great I can print a high school tran out including subjects that we use that are not SOS I can print out a log of hours spent in each SOS subject that is great for our Missouri record keeping Teacher involvement is kept to a minimum however there are several times where I've found a wrong answer in the answers for the tests and quizzes or glitches in the program to the point that now I go in and recheck each quiz and test to make sure appropriate credit was given This doesn't happen often but it does happen I would not suggest using this curriculum as the sole curriculum for a student who needs people interaction as it can very quickly become "boring" One of my children just thrived on interacting with me and computer school wasn't for him Overall this is a good investment of your money
April 12, 2013

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