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Sentence Types & Components - Chapter Summary
These entertaining video lessons, usually less than ten minutes long, teach middle schoolers to identify and deconstruct different types of sentences. Students learn to detect common sentence errors and explore the use of varied sentence styles to improve their writing. They can ask our instructors for additional help and use quick self-assessments to practice what they've learned.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples||This lesson defines exclamatory sentences and offers examples.|
|Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Students learn the features of a declarative sentence and see proper usage.|
|Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples||In this lesson, students learn about interrogative sentences and see examples.|
|Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Students study imperative sentences and their features.|
|Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, & Complex||The lesson compares simple, compound and complex sentences.|
|Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition, Examples & Quiz||This lesson defines and demonstrates compound-complex sentences.|
|Sentence Parts: Subject, Predicate, Object, & Clauses||With this video, the instructor explains the parts of sentences.|
|How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence||The lesson teaches students to pinpoint the subject of a sentence.|
|What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples||Students learn about predicates and study examples.|
|Compound Predicate: Definition, Examples & Quiz||The lesson explains compound predicates and demonstrates proper usage.|
|Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences||In this lesson, students learn to detect sentence errors.|
|Varied Sentence Structure in Writing||Students explore different phrasing methods for improving prose.|
|Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences||The lesson defines and demonstrates parallel sentences.|
|What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?||Students are taught to detect misplaced and dangling modifiers.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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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Other chapters within the Middle School Language Arts: Lessons & Help course
- Middle School Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
- Middle School Language Arts: Parts of Speech
- Middle School Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- Middle School Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- Middle School Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- Middle School Language Arts: Figurative Language
- Middle School Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- Middle School Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- Middle School Language Arts: Drama
- Middle School Language Arts: Informational Texts
- Middle School Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- Middle School Language Arts: Writing
- Middle School Language Arts: Listening
- Middle School Language Arts: Public Speaking
- Middle School Language Arts: Speech Development
- Middle School Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- Middle School Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion
- Writing Prompts: Elementary, Middle & High School