M/J Personal, Career, and School Development Skills 2   (#0500010)

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General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

The purpose of this course is to provide students who have been designated as at-risk of dropping out of middle school with an opportunity to experience success in school and improve attitudes and behaviors towards learning, self, school and community. Through enrollment in this class, students (and their families) are connected with public and private health, employment, counseling and social services. The private sector is involved in the collaboration in a variety of ways. These include tutoring of students, mentoring, serving as guest speakers or workshop leaders, donating materials/equipment/facilities, providing financial/in-kind support for motivation and recognition awards, offering work experience or job-shadowing opportunities, funding scholarships. Institutions of higher education also join the partnership by providing interns, tutors, mentors and scholarships.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • knowledge of self and others
  • development of positive attitudes
  • family relationships
  • peer pressure
  • individual responsibility
  • goal setting
  • time management
  • decision making
  • problem solving
  • leadership skills
  • life management skills
  • employability skills
  • career planning
Special note:
This course may be used for dropout prevention.

General Information

Course Number: 0500010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J PERS CAR SCH 2
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Mastering Language: Beware of the Wordiness Monster :

Improve your writing by identifying language that is too wordy or repetitive. With this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how to replace wordy sentences with clear, concise language.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Get in the Game: Understanding Sentences and Clauses:

Learn what separates clauses from sentences in this basketball-themed, interactive tutorial. You'll also learn about four sentence types: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.  Game on!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Where Have All the Scrub-Jays Gone?:

Investigate the limiting factors of a Florida ecosystem and describe how these limiting factors affect one native population-the Florida Scrub-Jay.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Arguing Mars :

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to identify a speaker’s argument or claim. You will also learn how to evaluate the evidence and reasoning presented in a speech.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

The Power of Simple Words:

In this animated video from TEDed, you will identify simple elements of style that can improve your writing. You will learn that short, simple language can sometimes be the best option.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in addressing two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. In the activity, you will choose the correct way to fix the underlined problem in each sentence to correct the run-on sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in addressing two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. In the activity, you will choose the correct way to fix the underlined problem in each sentence to correct the run-on sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences :

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in identifying two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. The resource also provides information that you can study before you take the quiz to help you understand what comma splices and fused sentences are. You can also review various strategies to make a sentence complete-- simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in identifying two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. The resource also provides information that you can study before you take the quiz to help you understand what comma splices and fused sentences are. You can also review various strategies to make a sentence complete-- simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Sentence Fragments:

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Sentence Fragments:

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Apostrophes :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in correct apostrophe use. In this activity you will practice using apostrophes to simplify long phrases to eliminate wordiness or redundancy. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Apostrophes:

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in correct apostrophe use. In this activity you will practice using apostrophes to simplify long phrases to eliminate wordiness or redundancy. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not.

Type: Tutorial

The Case Against Good and Bad:

In this animated video from TEDed, you will learn why words like "bad" and "good" are not descriptive and have no place in your writing. You will also be able to choose many other more appropriate words to improve your writing once you finish the video.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar & Usage: Phrases:

This activity will provide you with a short mini-lesson on phrases. You will also receive a short review on the parts of speech and related quizzes for extra support. Then you can complete an interactive quiz to reinforce your understanding of phrases.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Clauses:

This is a guide to the composition and usage of clauses, including independent and dependent clauses. A PowerPoint and several practice quizzes are provided to help students with independent clauses and recognizing clause functions.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Prepositions:

This is a comprehensive guide to the proper use of prepositions and prepositional phrases. Several interactive quizzes are provided.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Adjectives:

This is an online guide to adjective usage. It includes informational text about rules of adjective usage, a video from Schoolhouse Rock, and several interactive quizzes.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Adverbs:

This is a comprehensive guide to adverb usage. Detailed definitions, explanations, and examples are provided. It also provides links to two quizzes for students to individually practice their skills at using adverbs correctly. There is also a video from Schoolhouse Rock on adverbs.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Conjunctions:

This is a comprehensive guide to conjunctions and their usage. The resource also includes the engaging video "Conjunction Junction" from Schoolhouse Rock; it explains the various functions of conjunctions.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Nouns:

This is a comprehensive guide to the usage of nouns. Interactive quizzes are provided, as well as an engaging video from Schoolhouse Rock on the use of nouns.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Sentence Variety:

This guide explains how to vary sentence length and structure to add interest and expression to writing. It includes several online quizzes covering variety in modifier placement, variety in subject placement, and identifying sentence types. Quizzes include the correct answers with explanations.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.