Grades & Ages – Time4Learning https://www.time4learning.com Homeschool, Afterschool, Skill Building Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:31:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Time4Learning: The Middle School Program https://www.time4learning.com/blog/grades-ages/time4learning-the-middle-school-program/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/grades-ages/time4learning-the-middle-school-program/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:03 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/blog/?p=227 Time4Learning started as a program for early elementary school. In 2005, we extended up through middle school. Then in 2013 we added high school. Middle School is a challenging educational time because the subject material and the students get increasingly complex. Many online programs for middle school take an approach which ends up being much […]]]>

Time4Learning started as a program for early elementary school. In 2005, we extended up through middle school. Then in 2013 we added high school.

Middle School is a challenging educational time because the subject material and the students get increasingly complex. Many online programs for middle school take an approach which ends up being much like an online textbook. At Time4Learning, we try to maintain the approach of interactive multimedia delivered in bite-size lessons. Take a look at the sample lessons and the lesson plans.

Children love the “outside-the-box” approach and the novelty of using a computer for school. The Time4Learning online interactive curriculum engages and challenges pre-teens and teens, letting them work at their own pace. It can be used for enrichment, homeschool, remedial, gifted, or special needs.

Middle School Students need curriculum that teaches at their level:

  • The math curriculum includes number sense, measurement, data analysis & probability, geometry & spatial reasoning, algebra and more.
  • The language arts curriculum program teaches advanced reading comprehension, literary analysis, critical thinking, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and writing skills.
  • Science & social studies activities are offered through a series of modularized lessons that allow students to learn and review at their own pace. This rich assortment of lessons can be used as a supplement to any standardized curriculum.

Learn more about Time4Learning on our Middle School Curriculum page.
Learn more about Time4Learning on our Elementary curriculum page.
Learn more about Time4Learning on our High School curriculum page.

One parent recently wrote: “It’s so simple now that all of my children use Time4Learning. My little one gets up asking about his “work” which is Time4Learning. My first grader basically learned to read with Time4Learning this year. And my middle school student, who has had some motivational problems recently, has found Time4Learning to be a great change of pace. He had engaged with the Pre-Algebra in particular. Before, he was making no progress with the textbook and worksheets.”

Make Time4Learning a part of your children’s middle school education. Sign up and gain access to an educational system that will engage and challenge your child to succeed. You can cancel at any time, and there is a two-week money-back guarantee. Give it a try today.

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Reading Skills: Phonics https://www.time4learning.com/blog/grades-ages/reading-skills-phonics/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/grades-ages/reading-skills-phonics/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:02:34 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/blog/?p=49 Learning to read is an exciting time for children and their families. However, many parents can’t realize that these emerging literacy skills don’t come as second nature and that learning to read is not automatic. Regardless of family background, many children need help. The Reading Skills Pyramid is a helpful resource for parents. It illustrates […]]]> Learning to read is an exciting time for children and their families. However, many parents can’t realize that these emerging literacy skills don’t come as second nature and that learning to read is not automatic. Regardless of family background, many children need help. The Reading Skills Pyramid is a helpful resource for parents. It illustrates the five key areas in becoming a reader: phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.
  • Phonemic awareness* is a child’s awareness that words are made up of sounds that can be assembled in different ways to make different words. Children build this pre-reading skill by practicing nursery rhymes and playing rhyming word games.
  • Phonics* is the understanding of how letters combine to make sounds and words. Learning phonics starts with knowing the alphabet. Children then learn the sound of each letter by associating it with words that start with that sound. Phonics skills grow as students distinguish between vowels and consonants and understand letter combinations. Try our phonics lessons.
Tutoring, workbooks, games or structured computer programs can help teach or reinforce these skills. Parents can help by providing high-quality educational materials, establishing a pattern of daily reading, creating a rich language environment, discussing a child’s progress with teachers and following up on their recommendations. Learning to read successfully is the culmination of many steps. You can help your children learn to read by familiarizing yourself with the process using the Reading Skills Pyramid. You can even order a printed wall copy of the Reading Skills Pyramid. If you have questions or comments about the Reading Skills Pyramid, join our online forum discussion about early reading skills. It’s a great place to ask other parents questions about their experiences building their children’s reading skills. You can also take advantage of educational websites like Vocabulary Learning Fun. They offer word games like Hig Pig, which develop reading and phonics skills. ]]>
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