Every lesson includes a life principle selected to appeal to conscience to enable students to make wise choices. Selected vocabulary words are bolded and defined to help enrich the students’ understanding of the English language If English Communication Skills is completed as a high school course, it is worth one transcript credit. The course is excellent for high school students or adults with academic gaps or a limited understanding of the English language.
English Communication Skills is a comprehensive course designed for application in grade 7, but is applicable for grades 7 through 12 to address academic gaps in the English. The course consists of five chapters bound in soft-cover texts with five companion student activity books that “walk” students chronologically through components of the English language. Seventy-five lessons,15 quizzes, and five chapter tests cover the basics components of oral and written communication in the English language.
Chapter 4 key topics:
- history of writing
- cursive writing
- informal letter writing
- formal letter
- compare and contrast
- note‐taking skills
- abbreviations used in note‐taking
- Powerpoint presentations
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum textbooks are a terrific option for homeschool students or private, charter, and alternative schools seeking a self-instructional learning program that is both engaging and comprehensive.
Benefits of a Correspondence Format
With Paradigm, students receive essential instruction in a correspondence format that requires little teacher interaction. In addition, the Paradigm correspondence format allows students to move through the curriculum as rapidly or as slowly as needed to ensure mastery.
Engaging, Individualized Learning
Each course is broken down into manageable lessons that are designed to teach not only the academic concepts, but also character, confidence, and competency. Each course is designed for individualized learning and allows the homeschool student to advance as rapidly as desired or as slowly as necessary to master the material. Using conversational teaching and vignettes of various historical figures and events, Paradigm courses engage students, enabling them to relate to the instruction while building knowledge and developing key skills.
What Paradigm Offers
Designed to meet the needs of under-performing or under-challenged middle school to high school students, Paradigm offers the following courses for students in grades 7 to 12: Basic Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Natural Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Integrated Physics and Chemistry I & II (non-math-heavy science), Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, English Grammar Skills, English I Language Skills, English II & III (with a focus on writing and composition), English IV, Literature and Philosophy, Basic Math Skills, Intermediate Math Skills, Industrial Skills and Careers, US History I & II, and World Geography.