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Secondary GED

Pre-GED Connection

Intermediate-level basic skills instruction
Grade Levels:
30 minutes
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Pre-GED Connection is designed for learners who wish to prepare for the GED high school equivalency exam but are not yet at the 10+ reading level required for successful GED study. The series includes 26 of the 39 programs from KETís award-winning and widely used GED Connection series of preparatory materials for the GED exam, correlated to a separate set of workbooks geared for reading levels of 6-8.

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2012/13 Program Schedule

101. Getting Ideas on Paper
Successful writers and adult learners share ideas on how to get started writing.
102. The Writing Process
Outlines a three-step process: generating ideas, writing a rough draft, and revising/editing.
103. Organized Writing
Experienced writers offer useful organizing techniques.
104. Effective Sentences
How to write complete and correct sentences and how to correct and improve problem sentences.
105. Grammar and Usage
Reviews typical grammar and usage problems writers encounter.
106. Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Tips on how to improve your writing mechanics.
107. Nonfiction
Explores three kinds of nonfiction writing—informational, opinion, and memoir—and illustrates how to get the most out of reading them. Writer Luis Rodriguez reads from Always Running, his memoir about gang life.
108. Fiction
Explores elements of fiction in short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin and the contemporary novel Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, who reads an excerpt from the book.
109. Poetry
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads from her work and shows how to analyze a poem, U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky introduces the "Favorite Poem Project," and people talk about how poetry can be a powerful means of expression.
110. Drama
Explores the elements of drama through a play written by an adult learner and goes behind the scenes to see how the written word is translated to the stage.
111. Themes in U.S. History
Explores key events and themes—such as the nation's multicultural nature—that have made the United States what it is today.
112. Themes in World History
Major events, inventions, and ideas that have shaped the world and its cultures, from ancient Egypt to the modern Middle East.
113. Economics
Business people and economics teachers explain the basics of money, finance, markets, and commerce.
114. Civics and Government
Explores the foundations and structure of American government and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
115. Geography
Explores the relevance of geography—from the impact of humans on the environment to how places and regions define our world.
116. Life Science
Explores a variety of life science topics, from basic biology to genetics to ecosystems.
117. Earth and Space Science
Topics in geology, astronomy, and meteorology, including earthquakes, how the Earth was formed, natural cycles, and the basics of weather and energy.
118. Chemistry
Defines an element, illustrates some chemical reactions, and explores practical applications of chemistry in everyday life—from cooking to making art.
119. Physics
Explores the physics involved in roller coasters, space flight, sound, electricity, and MRI technology.
120. Number Sense
Explores the language of math and how you can use logic and common sense to make number problems more manageable.
121. Problem Solving
A process for solving basic math and word problems, either single- or multi-step.
122. Decimals
Reviews how to read decimal numbers, calculate with them, and solve everyday problems involving decimals.
123. Fractions
What fractions represent, how to judge the relative sizes of different fractions, calculating with them, and solving everyday fraction problems.
124. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Explores how and why people use ratios, proportions, and percentages to compare numbers and solve problems.
125. Measurement
A variety of uses for measurement, how to calculate in the English and metric systems, and how to solve for the perimeters and areas of various shapes.
126. Data Analysis
Defines mean, median, and mode and shows how to organize data on charts and graphs and analyze statistical trends.

Broadcast Schedules

Pre-GED Connection airs as a separate series year-round on KET1 and 2. For scheduling details and program descriptions, see the complete Pre-GED Connection broadcast schedule.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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