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Ch 1: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Parts of Speech

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Treat your student to a comprehensive study of the basic sentence parts--object, subject, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives--in this critical chapter in grammar basics. Measure your student's readiness for the SBA Grades 6-8 ELA assessment with the quizzes and test included here.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary

Parents and teachers can use this chapter to help improve their student's understanding of basic elements of writing and speech. By assigning the exciting videos in this chapter, you will help ensure success on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for 6th - 8th Grade English Language Arts (ELA). Here our expert instructors provide lessons which:

  • Define nouns
  • Explain the difference between possessive and collective nouns
  • Describe pronouns and the different types
  • Show how to use nouns as subject in a sentence
  • Provide rules for possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, and antecedents
  • Discuss direct and indirect objects
  • Provide examples of adjectives

These lessons are incredibly easy to incorporate in home and school studies. The videos are fun and each under 10 minutes long; they feature instruction by experienced English teachers. The quizzes and test can be used as assessments or homework, and the lesson transcript can be used as a handout or study guide for these very important topics.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: 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.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

2. 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

3. 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 Collective Nouns?

4. What Are Collective Nouns?

In this lesson, you'll find out what collective nouns are as well as how to ensure that you're using the right verbs and pronouns in sentences that contain them.

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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

6. 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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

9. 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.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

10. 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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

11. 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.

The Difference Between Direct & Indirect Objects in Sentence Structure

12. The Difference Between Direct & Indirect Objects in Sentence Structure

Mixing up direct and indirect objects could drastically affect sentence structure. Watch this video lesson to finally learn how to differentiate between direct and indirect objects and also how to use each correctly.

What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

13. What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and illustrates adjectives and descriptive detail in writing and speaking. Nouns and verbs are briefly reviewed.

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