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Course SummaryUse these resources to teach your 11th and 12th grade English students grammar and usage, language in context, vocabulary and more. These lessons and quizzes help students meet the Common Core Language Standards and can be used to create discussion questions, homework assignments and tests.
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The following chapters are tasked with helping you train your students in the Common Core Standards for language in grades 11-12. These video lessons can be used to educate students in the conventions of Standard American English, vocabulary acquisition and language knowledge. Skills include writing clear sentences, applying proper grammar and usage, using correct punctuation and understanding unknown vocabulary through context clues.
Teachers may show these video lessons in the classroom or assign the video lessons for the students to watch for homework. These video lessons can be used to supplement in-class discussions, group work or homework assignments.
Grammar and Usage: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1
Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
In this chapter, students are trained in the proper usage of various types of pronouns, clauses and parallel sentences. Students will study how to write, analyze and read texts with correct usage and grammar conventions of Standard American English. Concepts that are also covered include how language changes over time and the types of phrases.
Capitalization, Punctuation and Spelling: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.2
Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing.
In addition to covering spelling and proper hyphen use, these lessons help students understand the correct usage of semicolons, colons and periods.
Language in Context: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3
Standard: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
This chapter covers how to write clear sentences in various ways, such as avoiding mixed structures, ordering information, avoiding faulty comparisons and structuring sentences or paragraphs. Students also learn how to use syntax to emphasize and de-emphasize ideas.
Standard: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
In this chapter, students are introduced to reading strategies for understanding vocabulary words by using context, tonal and sentence structure clues. Topics also include how to use word change patterns to indicate different parts of speech or meaning.
Figurative Language and Nuance: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5
Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
These lessons showcase training that covers metaphors, synecdoche, metonymy, similes, irony, allusions and illusions. Students also encounter topics in clichés, equivocations, oxymorons, figures of speech and paradoxes.
Academic Vocabulary: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6
Standard: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
This chapter synthesizes concepts from all the other standards to help students develop and create knowledge. Students also aim to become proficient in information literacy.
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