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>Helps students develop their basic paragraph writing skills. Students learn how to write an effective paragraph -- developed by reason, detail, sequence, example, and cause and effect.
Designed for students in grades 4 through 5 (ages 8 and up), the software can also be used by English language learners and adult students.
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Online Student Management
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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.
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.
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The process for ordering Starter Paragraph 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 withStarter Paragraph 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.
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.
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|11 - 20||$184||$210||$236||$261|
|21 - 30||$205||$234||$263||$292|
|31 - 45||$308||$352||$395||$438|
|46 - 60||$407||$465||$523||$580|
|61 - 80||$541||$618||$695||$770|
|81 - 105||$708||$809||$910||$1,009|
|106 - 130||$877||$1,001||$1,126||$1,249|