After a brief introduction to the vocabulary study of morphemes, the PowerPoint presentation takes you step-by-step through the pages of the Student Guide (103-pages, bound softcover). Literally, all I had to do was click for each new section of the slide as my children took notes. (And if you prefer, your students can use the flash drive by themselves -- clicking through the screens as they work through the Guide.) Following the introduction and study of morphemes, students use their learned knowledge to decode a series of vocabulary words.
There are 12 lessons and each lesson is divided into 4 parts. Students complete one lesson a week and all 12 lessons follow the same format. This is how we chose to work through each lesson:
Day One: Introduction of new morpheme roots, prefixes, and suffixes through notes from PowerPoint.
Day Two: Decode first half of vocabulary words (8) and write definition of each.
Day Three: Decode second half of vocabulary words (8) and write definition of each.
Day Four: Write context clue sentences (sentences that explain the meaning of the word) with 8 of the vocabulary words.
Day Five: Decode new vocabulary words and share possible definitions. (We used this exercise as an oral exercise together.)
Tests are included at the close of each lesson, as a midterm exam, and as a final exam. Color-coded pages are also included in the back of the book to use to make a set of study cards. Since these were paper and we were using these together, we chose to create our own study cards on cardstock for durability.
The Instructor's Manual (103-pages, bound softcover) contains lesson plans and assignments, answer key to all lessons, transparency masters for use in a classroom setting with no computer, review activities, and all tests with answer keys. It further provides a separate set of color-coded study cards printed on cardstock. This came in handy for us to use in Greek morpheme game play.
My children have enjoyed these vocabulary studies and are quite proud to be learning a bit of Greek, The PowerPoint presentation is colorful and the transitions are entertaining as words fly in and pictures move about the page. It is a fun and engaging way to strengthen vocabulary skills -- and has even been fun for this mom. Unfortunately, my kids quickly discovered that they didn't need my help and often chose to work ahead on their own. I am delighted in their interest and happy that this is one curriculum they want to spend time on daily.
To see if this is as perfect for your family as it has been for mine, you can look at the sample lesson and check out how it all works together. I am confident that you will be impressed with your student's vocabulary improvement as they work to develop higher-order thinking skills.