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Ch 1: 6th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar

About This Chapter

If your sixth grade student needs extra help with punctuation or grammar, you can utilize the interesting and informative videos in this chapter to give them the boost they need. Don't forget to have your student take the quiz at the end of every lesson to make sure they're getting the most from the materials we offer.

Punctuation & Grammar - Chapter Summary

Your student will be able to learn about everything from capitalization to comma usage using the videos in this chapter. Because they are brief, they'll hold your child's attention while they learn about exclamation points, periods and question marks. Use the printable worksheets that accompany every lesson to give your child extra help with difficult concepts.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Capitalization Rules in Writing Instructors present how to properly capitalize.
Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods This lesson goes over the differences among colons, semicolons and periods.
Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules At the end of this lesson, students should know the basic principles of comma usage.
Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Our instructors explain comma usage and clauses.
Question Mark: Definition, Use & Quiz This lesson reviews use of question marks.
Exclamation Mark: Use, Meaning & Quiz With this lesson, students learn how and when to use exclamation points.
Apostrophe: Use, Examples & Quiz Students review examples of proper apostrophe usage.
Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage Our instructors demonstrate correct use of parentheses and dashes.
Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks Hyphens and quotation marks are reviewed.
How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions Our instructors illustrate varied uses of hyphens.
The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes The focus of this lesson is ellipses and dashes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: 6th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Capitalization Rules in Writing

1. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

2. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

3. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

4. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Question Mark: Definition & Use

5. Question Mark: Definition & Use

A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.

Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

6. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

7. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?

Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

8. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.

How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

9. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.

The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes

10. The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes

In this lesson, we will learn when and how to use ellipses, en dashes and em dashes. These can be used to indicate a pause or a break in text. Ellipses can also be used to indicate an omission of text.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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