Ch 2: 6th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech

About This Chapter

The parts of speech chapter breaks sentences down into their basic building blocks and helps students make sure all parts agree. Lessons are taught with brief videos accompanied by lesson transcripts, quizzes, and a chapter exam.

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

Lesson Objective
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.

13 Lessons in Chapter 2: 6th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech
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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.

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

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.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

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.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

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.

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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

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.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

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.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

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.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

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.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

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.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

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.

Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

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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