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Open Punch®
Helps students brainstorm and write assignments – on the web!
Open Punch
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Teachers assign writing topics based on personal tastes, timely events, or in response to texts student have read. The program helps students write clear and concise responses in a paragraph format.

Uses the same format as Paragraph Punch, but allows students to use their own topics.

  • Interactive modules for Opinion, Fact and Narrative paragraphs.
  • Built-in tips guide students through each step of the writing process.
  • Instructors may monitor student writing with an online tracking tool.

Designed for students in grades 4 through 8 (ages 9 and up). English language learners may use the program, as well as special needs pupils and adult learners.

The must-have platform for teaching to the U.S. Common Core Standards for English Language Arts!

“Merit's tips, explanations, and tracking help to make me a more effective teacher.”
- Calhoun County Middle/High School
Mt. Zion, WV
Curriculum
Open-Punch, Skill Levels 4 - 8
  • Differentiates instruction; moves students ahead as they demonstrate readiness.
  • Pupils receive immediate, personal help throughout.
  • Reusable modules, applicable to a variety of texts and assignments.
  • Teachers can monitor pupils' progress, records, and time-on-task

Students will...

  • Use pre-writing strategies for different writing tasks.
  • Write clear descriptive sentences.
  • Focus writing on a central idea or topic.
  • Use supporting ideas, detail, and facts to develop and elaborate on a topic.
  • Proofread to correct conventional errors in mechanics, usage, and punctuation.

Interactive Writing Modules:

  • Opinion: Present a Point of View
  • Fact: Inform and Explain
  • Narrative: Tell a Story
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Track students' progress with Merit's Online Learning Student Tracking, included with this program at no extra charge.
Best viewed at a 1024 x 768 screen resolution with a high-speed Internet connection. Merit web-based programs are platform independent. They are accessible through popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. Android and iPad tablets may also run the programs.

FREE EVALUATION VERSION:

Merit is pleased to offer free evaluation versions of its software. The evaluation versions provide full-working samples of activities of the program.

Please click on the Launch Demo! button and wait for the program to load. No login or personally identifiable information is required, and there is no time limit to your use.



Buy the full version to:
  • Save and resume work
  • Access lots more content
  • View student work online
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Open Punch - $25.00

* Single-user (not reusable) / 12-month access / No automatic rebilling


INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Anywhere, anytime access
  • Teacher accounts
  • Student tracking

MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:

  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.
  • Access may be re-assigned to new students.
Buy For School
HOW TO BUY Open Punch FOR YOUR SCHOOL:

The process for ordering Open Punch is simple.

1. Contact Merit Software
Contact Merit Software and we will assist you in creating your institution's account and provide you with a customized sales quote.

2. Import your student roster
Merit will work with you to insure that all of your students are properly entered into the Online Learning system. Each student will need to have a unique login and password.

3. Review the Program Guide PDFs
Get familiar with Open Punch and Merit's online management tools by looking at the guides and step-by-step walkthroughs.

4. Get started
Little training is needed to get up to speed quickly. We are here to help you while you work if you have any questions.

INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Anywhere, anytime access
  • Teacher accounts
  • Student tracking
MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:
  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.
  • Access may be re-assigned to new students.
TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What kind of computer set-up do I need?
The simple answer is: a web browser and an internet connection. Click here to full system requirements.

Do I need our IT Department to install software on our computers?
No. All of Merit Online Learning programs are web-browser based. Just login through Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc, and you are set. All software updates are done on Merit's servers so you are always up-to-date.

Are teacher accounts included?
Yes, with a school version, teacher accounts are included with the purchase of accounts for students.

More questions? Click here to view all Merit Online Learning Frequently Asked Questions.

PRICING FOR OPEN PUNCH:

REUSABLE ACCOUNTS 3 MONTHS 1 YEAR 2 YEARS 3 YEARS
Single User N/A $25 N/A N/A
Up to 10 $140 $175 $333 $473
Up to 20 $158 $198 $376 $535
Up to 30 $175 $219 $416 $591
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