The GEDeducare Academy 2016 English course


Hester Catharina van Dyk

Education Affordable quality GEDeducare Curricula for home education, academies & learning centres. The aim of GEDeducare Curricula is to lay the foundations to give the semi-dependent students in South Africa a broader knowledge of GED®. ​GEDeducare curricula supports students from the ages of 13, using this learning program and require a tutor/invigilator/parent to grade the students tasks to aid with their learning experience!


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****TUTORS AND PARENTS - Registrations for next year opens in week 45!*******

The learning application is aimed at semi-independent students giving the parent or tutor more time to assist with their other student/child.

GEDeducare students from the ages of 13, using the learning program require a tutor/parent to grade the students tasks to  aid with their learning experience! 

Students can progress from GEDeducare to GEDonline - providing the student is able to work independently-meaning without much help from a tutor for about 3-4 hours per day. 

We encourage the more mature student (age 16/17<)that work independently to use The GED-online  Academy learning application to pass their GED®! 

*PDF Course Books and Task Books now available with the Tutor & Parent login.  Here Tutors will find information regarding their term schedules and exam schedules. School terms:

Tutor login: The login can be requested from

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Video Tutorials with permission from Mometrix Jay Willis raises funds for children with muscular dystrophy.

High school students can join The GEDeducare Academy and is ideal for students with learning disabilities such as ADHD/ADD or Dyslexia.

Join us on our BIG mission to democratize education with technology!

* The content were especially selected from multiple sources to give the GEDeducare student a good foundation when using this learning application.  To avoid plagiarism, each site used has been carefully referenced/acknowledged.  A full list of references can be found either beneath each activity and or under the 'citing internet sources' topic of each subject.

See also:how to use Google tools for Citation and doing Research on the Internet. New innovations to Google Apps for Education make it easy and convenient for students to search for material that is, "free to use, share, or modify, even commercially".

Reminder: The GED English examinations are Multiple Choice Questions and one essay!


For students using a laptop or computer, use Chrome as your browser. Students using a tablet; Puffin browser. Ensure you have Adobe Flash Player loaded! This will ensure you don't have any issues with the program.

Find us at or Send your query or comments with childs name&surname&age to:

You could also ask to join the Facebook group st: SA Home Schoolers doing American SAT and GED School leaving Certificate

Students new to the Academy can now watch the introduction video! Each Tutorial has a task that needs to be completed and submitted to the academy! The tests are done online once the student feels confident about their knowledge of the course content.

Watch the student video here. 



In alignment with career and college readiness standards, the GED® RLA assessment focuses on three essential groupings of skills:

  1. The ability to read closely

  2. The ability to write clearly

  3. The ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context

Because the strongest predictor of career and college readiness is the ability to read and comprehend complex texts, especially nonfiction, the RLA Test includes texts from both academic and workplace contexts. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels, in terms of ideas, syntax and style. The writing tasks, or Extended Response (ER) items, require test-takers to analyze given source texts and use evidence drawn from the text(s) to support their answers.

Given these priorities, the GED® RLA Test adheres to the following parameters:

  • Seventy-five percent of the texts in the exam are informational texts (including nonfiction drawn from the science and the social studies as well as a range of texts from workplace contexts); 25 percent are literature.

  • The texts included in the test cover a range of text complexity, including texts at the career and college readiness level.

  • For texts in which comprehension hinges on vocabulary, the focus is on understanding words that appear frequently in texts from a wide variety of disciplines and, by their definition, are not unique to a particular discipline.

  • U.S. founding documents and the “the Great American Conversation” that followed are required texts for study and assessment.

  • The length of the texts included in the reading comprehension component of the test vary between 450 and 900 words.

  • Roughly 80 percent of the items are written to a Depth of Knowledge cognitive complexity level 2 or higher.

  • Reading and writing standards, such as those found in the Career and College Ready Standards, will also be measured in the GED® Science Test.


1. Reading Comprehension

Term 1
  1. Conclusions That Are Stated Directly
  2. Conjecture and Theorem
  3. Context
  4. Denotative and Connotative Meanings
  5. Determining Word Meanings
  6. False Analogy
  7. False Dichotomy
  8. Historical Context
  9. Identifying a Logical Conclusion
  10. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  11. Inference
  12. Interpretation of Expository or Literary Text
  13. Overgeneralization
  14. Purpose of an Author
  15. Reading Comprehension Tips
  16. Summarizing Text
  17. Supporting Details
  18. Synthesizing Text
  19. Text Evidence
  20. Textual Evidence for Predictions
  21. Textual Support for Interpretation
Term 2

2. Writing


  1. Composition Planning
  2. Credible Information Source
  3. Drafting a Thesis Statement
  4. Drafting Body Paragraphs
  5. Drafting Conclusions
  6. Five Part Essay
  7. General Revision and Proofreading
  8. Introduction
  9. Introduction II
  10. Looking for Mistakes
  11. Making Your Paper Professional
  12. Methods to Obtain Coherence in Writing
  13. Order of Sections of a Draft
  14. Oragnizational Methods to Structure Text
  15. Organization in a Paper
  16. Outlining
  17. Revising and Editing
  18. Rhetorical Schemes
  19. Writing a Response to the Text


Term 3

3. Language Conventions


  1. Common Comma Functions
  2. Exclamation Point
  3. Semicolon Usage
  4. Apostrophes
  5. Italics and Ellipses
  6. Slash
  7. Brackets
  8. Dash
  9. Ellipses
  10. Question Marks
  11. Quotation Marks
  12. Italicizing and Underlining
  13. Parentheses
  14. Hyphens
  15. Making Commas Flow
  16. Commas
  17. Consistency In Punctuation
  18. Subject Verb Agreement
  19. Verb Tenses
  20. Present Perfect, Past Perfect, and Future Perfect Verb Tenses
Term 4
  1. Linking Verbs
  2. Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
  3. Idiomatic Usage
  4. Nouns In Different Roles
  5. Preposition Overload
  6. Choosing the Correct Adjective
  7. Using the Correct Pronoun
  8. Verbals
  9. Predicates
  10. Prepositions
  11. Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
  12. Subjects
  13. Complete Predicates
  14. Direct and Indirect Objects
  15. Subordinating Conjunctions
  16. Gerund, Infinitive, and Participle
  17. Adjectives in a Series
  18. Degrees of Comparison
  19. Unequal Comparison Adjectives
  20. Unequal Comparison Adverbs
  21. Fragments and Run-On Sentences







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