Grammar Lessons

1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions

Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions.

Grammar and Mechanics of Writing
1.1          Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive,    and participial), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
1.2          Understand sentence construction (e.g., parallel structure, subordination, proper placement of modifiers) and proper English usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses).
1.3          Demonstrate an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and syntax.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12
Principal Parts Gerunds, Infinitives, Participles Dialogue Gen's Online Grammar
adverbs vs. adjectives Capitalization Punctuation Commas
Noun Cases Pronouns Who or Whom? Lie or Lay?
Sit or Set? Rise or Raise? Embedded Quotations  

 

Vocabulary

California Standard:

1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials and use those words accurately.

Vocabulary and Concept Development
1.1          Identify and use the literal and figurative meanings of words and understand word derivations.
1.2.         Distinguish between the denotative and connotative meanings of words and interpret the connotative power of words.
1.3          Identify Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology and use the knowledge to understand the origin and meaning of new words (e.g., the word narcissistic drawn from the myth of Narcissus and Echo).

1.1 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.1 3.6 4.1 4.6            
1.2 1.7 2.2 2.7 3.2 3.7 4.2 4.7            
1.3 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.3 3.8 4.3 4.8            
1.4 1.9 2.4 2.9 3.4 3.9 4.4 4.9            
1.5 1.10 2.5 2.10 3.5 3.10 4.5 4.10            

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