Intermediate Skills Pack
Software that covers the basic skills students need to know

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Consists of a group of Merit Software programs bundled together,
selected to cover the mid-level competencies necessary
to improve students’ skills.

The software is self-paced and self-monitored. 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 5 through 8 (ages 10 and up), the program can also be used by older students.

“The best thing I have ever bought. I love the automatic scoring and feedback.”
– Cedarville Middle School, Cedarville, AR


Reading / Vocabulary Intermediate Skills Curriculum
Concepts covered:

  • Determine main idea
  • Identify sequence of details
  • Draw inferences from text
  • Draw conclusions
  • Understand vocabulary from context
  • Use contextual clues
  • Increase word recognition
  • Differentiate fact from opinion
  • Recall facts and details

Writing / Grammar Intermediate 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
  • Review basic punctuation
  • Write clear, descriptive sentences
  • Organize ideas
  • Develop a paragraph
  • Practice proofreading

Mathematics Intermediate Skills Curriculum
Concepts covered:

  • Practice using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Identify areas of weakness with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents
  • Break down word problems into steps
  • Use key words to analyze how to choose operations
  • Use concrete objects to model algebraic concepts.
  • Relate word problem language to math
  • Interpret and apply information from graphs.
  • Use ratios, proportions, and scales.

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)

  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills For Effective Reading, Sets 1 and 2
    Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • Reading Shape-Up, Set 2
    Teaches students basic reading skills.
  • Vocabulary Fitness, Set 1
    Builds students understanding of commonly misused words.

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

  • Grammar Fitness, Set 2
    Helps students master troublesome points of grammar.
  • Grammar Shape-Up
    Students learn to master the parts of speech.
  • Paragraph Punch
    Helps students learn different ways to write a paragraph.

The Mathematics Intermediate Skills Curriculum consists of the following titles:

  • Pre-Algebra Shape-Up
    Step-by-step tutorials covering ratios, graphs, tables, and more.
  • Word Problem Shape-Up, Sets 1 and 2
    Teaches students how to solve whole number, fraction, decimal, and percent word problems.

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



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