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Course SummaryHelp your 9th and 10th grade students meet Common Core English language arts (ELA) standards with this mobile-friendly course. You can integrate these lessons into your lectures, create homework assignments and use our self-assessment quizzes to test your students' understanding.
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This collection offers support in teaching the topics covered in the English language Common Core Standards for grades 9-10. These videos provide instruction in sentence structure, pronoun usage, punctuation and mechanics, and vocabulary. In addition, lessons are included on how to identify and cite sources in formal writing.
Teachers can show these lessons in class to facilitate discussion or group exercises, as well as to augment lecture topics. Video viewing may also be assigned as homework to prepare students for upcoming class sessions. Use these lessons at different times throughout the school year to complement in-class teaching.
Grammar and Usage Conventions: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1
Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use these lessons to help teach students about clauses, phrases, and other constructs of formal English. Specific topics addressed include dependent and independent clauses, various types of pronouns, and parallelism.
Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2
Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
This chapter includes instruction in the use of periods, semicolons, and colons, as well as a lesson in homophone and homonym spelling.
Citing Sources According to Style Manuals: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3
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.
These lessons address the use of and adherence to style guidelines, incorporating instruction on creating a bibliography, citing online sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Chicago, MLA, and APA citation formats are all covered.
Determining Ambiguous Word Meaning: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4
Standard: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 'grades 9-10 reading and content,' choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
These tutorials discuss strategies like inference and visualization that help students understand word meanings while reading. There are also writing lessons on topics like word choice, writing structure, sentence clarity, and parts of speech.
Understanding Figurative and Contextual Language: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5
Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Definitions and examples of linguistic tactics such as irony, synecdoche, euphemisms, metaphors, and allusion help students become familiar with these subtleties of the English language.
Improving Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6
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.
Help students learn how to discern things, like word definitions, contextual inferences, and the meanings of unfamiliar phrases, in day-to-day interactions. These lessons demonstrate how students can use external resources and build on what they already know to understand new words or concepts as they encounter them.
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