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6th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary
Students needing a little extra time learning about nouns, pronouns, and antecedents, among many other grammar basics, will find plenty of help in these fun videos. The lessons are presented with engaging multimedia spots by experienced English instructors and are designed to supplement your student's school studies. Each lesson includes a printable lesson transcript with highlighted terms and a quiz for parents and teachers to determine concept retention and synthesis. Feel free to take the lessons in the order they came or mix them up in the order your student most needs them.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples||Instructors explain what nouns are, how they work, and the different types.|
|Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples||Students learn the importance of subjects and identify the relationship between subjects and nouns.|
|Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples||In this video, single nouns become plural nouns, and students see the difference between regular and irregular forms.|
|What are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types||This lesson teaches everything the student needs to know about the apostrophe and the possessive 's'.|
|What are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition||Students get the down and dirty on the types of pronouns and how to use them.|
|What are Personal Pronouns?||Instructors dive deeper into personal pronouns in this lesson and just how useful they are to making reading easier.|
|Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive||Here, special pronouns are presented, and students learn things like the difference between 'whoever' and 'whomever'.|
|Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definitions & Examples||'His' and 'hers' get attention in this video, but the true star is 'its' and 'it's' as students navigate more complexities of the apostrophe.|
|What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples||For students who struggle keeping straight which 'him' is 'him' and which 'her' is 'her', this lesson on antecedents can be a big help.|
|Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples||Instructors dig further into antecedent-pronoun agreement, here in the case of compound antecedents.|
|Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement||Even more on pronoun-antecedent agreement here as students learn to keep their numbers straight.|
|Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns||When 'he' becomes 'they' or 'their' becomes 'you' a pronoun shift has taken place; this video teaches students how to fix these shifts.|
|Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises||They both are descriptive but in different ways: instructors straighten out all adverb-adjective confusion.|
|Conjunctive Adverb: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||In this lesson, students are taught about 'nevertheless', 'incidentally', 'however', 'also', and other conjunctive adverbs.|
|Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative||This fun video explains how clauses and sentences are tied together with coordinating and correlative conjunctions.|
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.
10. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples
You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.
11. 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.
12. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.
13. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.
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