Switched-On Schoolhouse Language Arts Grade 9 - English I

Switched-On Schoolhouse Language Arts Grade 9 - English I

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Item #: 011543
ISBN: 9780740337697
Grades: 9

Product Description:

English I. Units: The Structure of Language; Nature of Language; Words & Writing; Paragraphs, Essays, & Research Reports; Short Stories; Structure & Meaning in Prose & Poetry; Communication; Drama; Studies in the Novel; and Review.

SOS 9th Grade English 1 from Rainbow Resource on Vimeo.

Switched-On Schoolhouse Flash Drives are in the process of being updated and are not currently available. Updated product may be available in late spring 2021. If you are wanting a complete computer-based curriculum during this time, we encourage you to consider Monarch by AOP.

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:

Switched-On Schoolhouse Flash Drives are in the process of being updated and are not currently available. Updated product may be available in late spring 2021. If you are wanting a complete computer-based curriculum during this time, we encourage you to consider Monarch by AOP.

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.

Another 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. Horizons is more of a teacher-led option.

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. Please note that Switched-On Schoolhouse is currently out of stock while they update the Adobe Flash content, but it should be available again later in 2021.

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. Individual and multi-student plans are available for grades 3-12. Monarch is compatible with Mac and PC. While we no longer offer it for purchase within our site, you can try it free for 30 days at https://monarch-signup.aop.com using code MON30RRC. You can find all courses here and additional subscription options too!


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade
9
ISBN
9780740337697
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.88" x 2.62" x 1.62"
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
Because of the dual learning ability and books included (pdf) Hoping it is a successful choice for us.
margaret c on Aug 26, 2020
Heard about Switched on Schoolhouse for years. I wanted a more self-directed (and graded) computer program for teenagers that I would like to see become more independent learners.
User on Apr 30, 2016
Because of the dual learning ability and books included (pdf) Hoping it is a successful choice for us.
margaret c on Aug 26, 2020
A choice to make my life a little more sane in homeschooling my difficult child!
Mark H on Aug 2, 2016
Heard about Switched on Schoolhouse for years. I wanted a more self-directed (and graded) computer program for teenagers that I would like to see become more independent learners.
User on Apr 30, 2016
We needed to change our current English program, and the Switched on Schoolhouse format works well for my son.
Laina E on Oct 7, 2015
A choice to make my life a little more sane in homeschooling my difficult child!
Mark H on Aug 2, 2016
We needed to change our current English program, and the Switched on Schoolhouse format works well for my son.
Laina E on Oct 7, 2015
Is any additional literature required for the 9th grade SOS English program?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: SOS Language Arts 9 includes studies of the play, The Miracle Worker, and the novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Both are included with the program.
Can you use this for two students going through 9th grade English at the same time?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. The Switched on Schoolhouse courses can be loaded onto two different computers and used with up to five students (all at one time or in separate years).
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