Basic Skills Pack
Basic Skills software that works!

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Consists of a group of Merit Software programs bundled together, selected to cover the core competencies necessary to improve students basic skills.

The software is self-paced and self-correcting. Students advance as they demonstrate readiness.

Scores are tracked in a record management system that allows teachers to view and print detailed reports.

Designed for students in grades 3 through 5 (ages 8 and up), the software can also be used by older students.

“The kids really like it and the teachers find it very helpful.”
– Highbee Elementary School, Highbee, MO

Overview

The Basic Skills Pack is comprised of the following three curriculum components: Reading / Vocabulary, Writing / Grammar, and Mathematics.
Skill Levels 3 – 5.

  • Contextual help and feedback engage students of all ages.
  • Students choose from a menu of reward animations and
    sounds.
  • All student work is stored in the Teacher Program Manager.
  • Voice support is available with most of the English programs.

Reading / Vocabulary Basic Skills Curriculum
Concepts covered:

  • Determine main idea
  • Identify sequence of details
  • Draw inferences from text
  • Draw conclusions
  • Understand vocabulary from context

Mathematics Basic Skills Curriculum
Concepts covered:

  • Practice using addition and subtraction
  • Identify areas of weakness with whole numbers
  • Break down word problems into steps
  • Understand what fractions mean

Writing / Grammar Basic Skills Curriculum
Concepts covered:

  • Recognize common errors in word usage
  • Identify parts of speech in context sentences
  • Identify common writing problems
  • Use pre-writing strategies
  • Correct faulty sentence structure

All versions of this Merit Software Windows 2000/2003/XP
program require 8 MB RAM and 32 MB hard disk space. This program
requires a minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users may run this program in Windows XP mode.

What’s Included

The Reading / Vocabulary Basic Skills Curriculum consists of
the following titles:
(listed in order of difficulty)

  • Early Reading
    Booster
    Builds confident, life-long, readers
  • Reading Shape-Up,
    Set 1
    Teaches students basic reading skills
  • Reading
    Comprehension Booster
    Helps students improve reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
    Stretch, Set 1
    Helps students with word recognition, meanings, and origins

The Mathematics Basic Skills Curriculum consists of the
following titles:

  • Fraction Shape-Up
    Helps students understand and work with fractions
  • Word Problem
    Shape-Up, Set 1
    Teaches students how to solve whole number word problems

The Writing / Grammar Basic Skills Curriculum consists
of the following titles:

  • Basic English Fitness, Set 1
    Helps students cope with troublesome points of English grammar
  • Grammar Fitness,
    Set 1
    Students learn to master troublesome points of grammar
  • Starter
    Paragraph Punch
    Students learn different ways to write a basic paragraph


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The Basic Skills Bundle includes:
  • Reading / Vocabulary Basic Skills Curriculum
  • Writing / Grammar Basic Skills Curriculum
  • Mathematics Basic Skills Curriculum

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