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Ch 6: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Sentences

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Guide your students' review of sentence types with this comprehensive set of video and text lessons. Use the quick quizzes and chapter test to determine when they're ready for the SBA ELA 6-8 exam this spring.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Sentences - Chapter Summary

This set of lessons will come in handy when reviewing for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) that's aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Your students can explore the following sentence topics to make sure that they're ready for exam day:

  • Identifying complete sentences
  • Compound sentences
  • Complex sentences
  • Sentences that are compound-complex
  • Identification of comma splices, run-on sentences and sentence fragments

Our self-paced text and video lessons are presented by experienced professionals in a user-friendly and engaging manner. Middle school students will have fun learning about the various types of sentences and can demonstrate through the quick, multiple-choice quizzes and chapter test when they're ready to tackle the SBA.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Sentences
Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

1. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.

What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

2. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.

What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

3. What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept

In this lesson, you will find out what a complex sentence is and how it's structured. You'll also learn about different sentence types and how dependent, or subordinate, clauses function in complex sentences.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

4. 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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

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.

What is a Sentence Fragment? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Sentence Fragment? - Definition & Examples

Find out what sentence fragments are and how to correct them. Learn the different ways sentence fragments can happen and how they relate to phrases as well as dependent and independent clauses.

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