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Ch 2: Middle School Language Arts: Parts of Speech

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This chapter uses quick, accessible videos to teach middle-schoolers the parts of speech. Multiple-choice assessments with each lesson let your student practice proper usage.

Middle School Language Arts: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

If your student is ready to learn the parts of speech or needs some extra help in writing class, these entertaining videos make it fun, teaching by giving simple explanations and examples of how to use nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, antecedents, adjectives and conjunctions. Your student will learn all the pieces and practice putting them together. Short quizzes help pinpoint where your middle-schooler needs additional help, and our instructors are available to answer questions.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Video Objectives
What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples Students learn about nouns and list examples.
Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples Lesson explains basic sentence structure and demonstrates the use of nouns as subjects of sentences.
Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples Lesson compares singular and plural nouns and describes the rules for usage.
What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types Students get demonstrations of the usage of possessive nouns.
What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Lesson defines and gives examples of pronouns.
What Are Personal Pronouns? Lesson demonstrates the usage of personal pronouns and explains proper usage.
Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Students learn to distinguish between and use different types of pronouns.
Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples Lesson explains the difference between possessive pronouns and contractions and when to use each.
What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples Lesson describes antecedents and offers examples of proper usage.
Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples Students get demonstrations of how to use compound antecedents.
Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement Lesson demonstrates proper usage when combining personal pronouns and antecedents.
Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns In this lesson, students learn to correct improper pronoun usage.
Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Lesson defines adjectives and adverbs and offers examples.
Conjunctive Adverb: Examples, Lesson & Quiz Students learn to use conjunctive adverbs and test their skills.
Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative Lesson explains coordinating and correlative conjunctions and demonstrates correct usage.

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: Middle School Language Arts: Parts of Speech
What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

2. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

3. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

4. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

6. What Are Personal Pronouns?

Pronouns are great for making sure debaters don't have to keep repeating the other guy's name over and over again, but they have many other uses too! In fact, pronouns, you could say, make reading readable. In part one, we'll cover personal pronouns and how they're used before moving on to more esoteric varieties.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

7. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

8. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

9. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

10. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

11. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

12. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

13. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.

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