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8th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components - Chapter Summary
The goal of this chapter is to teach 8th graders how to identify different types of sentences and their components in a fun way. Through self-assessment tests and access to the instructor (for question submissions), teachers and parents can support middle schoolers through this language arts topic.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples||Learn the meaning of exclamatory sentences and how they're used.|
|Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Identify declarative sentences and look over some examples.|
|Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Determine what characterizes an interrogative sentence.|
|Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Analyze imperative sentences and see some examples.|
|Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, & Complex||Learn the differences between complex, simple and compound sentences.|
|Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition, Examples & Quiz||See the meaning of and when to use a compound-complex sentence.|
|Sentence Parts: Subject, Predicate, Object, & Clauses||This lesson explores the meaning of the clauses, predicate, subject and object of a sentence.|
|How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence||Learn the ways to recognize the sentence's subject.|
|What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples||In this lesson, students learn the meaning of predicates, as well as view examples.|
|Compound Predicate: Definition & Examples||Instructors explain the meaning of compound predicates and how to spot them in a sentence.|
|Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences||Examine the differences between comma splices, fragments, and run-on sentences.|
|Varied Sentence Structure in Writing||Understand what a varied sentence structure is and view four strategies for performing this task.|
|Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences||Learn how to spot parallelism and write parallel sentences.|
|What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?||Compare and contrast dangling modifiers and misplaced modifiers.|
1. Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn how types of sentences express specific meanings. In particular, we'll learn about exclamatory sentences and go over examples to demonstrate their importance.
2. Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples
Declarative sentences make up a large part of our written and spoken language. They are relatively easy to spot, but they can throw us some curve balls. This lesson gives you the tools to identify declarative sentences.
3. Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples
There are four types of sentences we use on an everyday basis. In this lesson, you will learn about one of those important kinds of sentences: the interrogative. What is that?
4. Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify imperative sentences, including variations and quirks that might throw you off track at first. You'll also learn what makes them negative or affirmative and how to spot tag questions.
5. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex
Sentences can be categorized as simple, compound, and complex. In this lesson, you'll learn about all three, break down example sentences, and test yourself at the end with a short quiz.
6. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses
Some of the most basic sentence parts are subjects, predicates, objects, and clauses. In this lesson, you'll define these parts, learn how they function in sentences and discover why that knowledge is important for the AP test.
8. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.
9. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples
A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.
10. Compound Predicate: Definition & Examples
Compound predicates help to make language more advanced. This lesson reviews not only the definition of compound predicates, but also how to identify them in sentences.
11. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
12. Varied Sentence Structure in Writing
Learn the meaning of sentence structure and the importance of varying sentence structure in writing in this lesson. Four strategies to help you vary your sentence structure will also be described.
13. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
14. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.
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