English Grammar 101 (Version 4.0-CD)

9780972233903: English Grammar 101 (Version 4.0-CD)
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English Grammar 101 is a state-of-the-art instructional program (grades 6-12, adult) offered on CD-ROM. The program is a tutorial based instructional series for individualized learning in language arts classes, alternative education, home schooling, adult study, and some ESL settings. Starting at the beginning, the five volume series provides step-by-step, highly interactive instruction (50-75 hours) directed toward measured student performance goals.=20

The English Grammar 101 series incorporates K-12 content standards found in most states and school districts. As an example, the series addresses the new California State Board Adopted Standards in English Language Arts: Written and Oral English Language Conventions, Grades 9-10, Section 1.0 with subsections 1.1, 1.2, and the writing portions of 1.3. (Grades 11-12 are similar.) The series can be further outlined as follows:

a.. There is nothing to install on the computer. The program launches automatically when the CD-ROM is loaded.

b.. Instruction is system designed based on student performance goals.

c.. Instruction is designed for self-paced, individualized, step-by-step learning.

d.. Pre and post-tests are provided for each volume with all work automatically graded.

e.. Students receive immediate feedback of responses with performance scores.

f.. Materials are formatted for easy student access and use.

g.. Students learn grammar concepts and experience the language at the same time.

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About the Author:

The author of this popular grammar series, Marvin Van Horne, is a seasoned educator with thirty-six years of teaching experience at the intermediate and high school levels. As founder of LearnDesign.com, Marvin has used his experience to develop student-centered instructional programs based on real-world needs.

Graduate studies in instructional system design and instructional technologies along with his experience teaching at-risk students helped form Mr. Van Horne's interest in individualized instruction. Over the years he wrote and developed individualized programs for his students. His love of language and the grammar needs of his students in an independent learning program caused Marvin to design, write, and publish English Grammar 101. The popularity of the series has been overwhelming.

Mr. Van Horne received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his M.A. degree in Instructional System Technology from Chapman University, Orange, California. Prior to his teaching career, he held a regular U.S. Army commission and served in combat ready units in Germany. He is the recipient of the California State Commendation Medal for his outstanding service with the California National Guard during active deployment.

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