Ch 4: 6th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement

About This Chapter

This chapter of video lessons helps students navigate verbs, tenses and agreement between them. The videos are short and engaging and are accompanied by a lesson transcript and quizzes for checks on learning.

6th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement - Chapter Summary

In this chapter our esteemed instructors provide in-depth lessons on getting the actions and their associated objects within clauses to agree. These videos are meant to supplement your student's in-school instruction to ensure they are test-ready in all things verb-tense agreement. The lessons are fun and just long enough to keep your student's attention. Each comes with a video, a lesson transcript with key terms highlighted, and a quiz to help you determine how well your student is doing on that subject. Students can skip between lessons in the chapter and sections of a lesson to focus on the portions where they need the most help.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples Here students learn to sort out the action verbs from the linking and auxiliary verbs.
Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Instructors help the student understand how to keep their verbs consistent with their nouns, including a discussion of conjunction and prepositional phrases.
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns This video dives into the trickier noun and pronoun forms, like singular nouns and indefinite pronouns, and how to keep agreement between these and verbs.
What is the Progressive Verb Tense? - Examples, Lesson & Quiz Students are taught how to identify progressive verbs and ensure proper noun agreement.
How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs In this lesson, instructors teach the basics of how to identify and use idioms and phrasal verbs.
What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples Instructors describe the connection between verbs and direct objects in this discussion of transitive verbs.
Identifying Errors of Verb Tense Students learn more about tenses and common tense usage errors.
Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors Instructors describe how to 'connect the dots' between the sentence components to track subject-verb agreement in complex sentences.
Identifying Errors with Indefinite Pronoun-Verb Agreement This lesson instructs students on the finer points of determining whether an indefinite pronoun is singular or plural for verb agreement.
Using the Correct Verb with Compound Subjects Is it 'a carful of kids scream' or 'a carful of kids screams?' Students learn how to sort out which part of a compound subject controls the verb.
Active and Passive Voice In this video instructors describe the difference between active and passive voice, and why every student should strive to be more active.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: 6th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
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Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

1. Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples

Do you think that a verb is just a verb? Check out this lesson to learn about the differences among action verbs, linking verbs, and auxiliary/helping verbs.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

2. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

Learn all about verb tense and subject-verb agreement in our first lesson on this tricky topic. We'll look at examples to help you understand this concept.

Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

3. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

Subject-verb agreement is a tricky beast. Learn which uncommon singular and plural nouns and pronouns are most likely to trip you up when trying to craft essays with good grammar.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

4. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

5. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

6. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

It's important that the subject and verb in every sentence agree in number. While it's often easy to make this happen, there are a few situations in which it can be tricky to achieve subject-verb agreement. This lesson explains how you can be sure to pair the right verb with a subject.

Active and Passive Voice

7. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

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