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7th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components - Chapter Summary
If your 7th grader needs additional support to understand the types of sentences, the entertaining video lessons in this chapter can help. The lessons' instructors reinforce the grammar rules that students learn in a 7th grade language arts course. The short videos teach students how to use the types of sentences appropriately as well as how to identify sentence parts like subjects, predicates and objects. Tips and strategies are provided to help your 7th grader spot grammatical errors and improve the quality of their writing. In addition to the fun videos, each lesson includes a transcript and self-assessment quiz. A chapter exam gives each student, and you, the opportunity to see how well he or she has mastered the concepts.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples||Students see examples of exclamatory sentences and learn their function in writing.|
|Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples||Students learn about the purpose of declarative sentences and view examples.|
|Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples||This lesson teaches students about how to recognize and create interrogative sentences.|
|Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples||The instructor discusses examples to teach students how imperative sentences are constructed.|
|Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, & Complex||Students learn about how to recognize and use simple, compound and complex sentences.|
|Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition, Examples & Quiz||In this lesson, students learn to identify compound-complex sentences and how to use them in their writing.|
|Sentence Parts: Subject, Predicate, Object, & Clauses||Students examine the roles of subjects, predicates, objects and clauses in sentences.|
|How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence||The instructor provides students with steps they can use to correctly identify a sentence's subject.|
|What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples||Students learn about the function of predicates in sentences and tips for identifying them.|
|Compound Predicate: Definition, Examples & Quiz||Students learn to pick out compound predicates in sentences.|
|Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences||This lesson teaches students how to avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices in their writing.|
|Varied Sentence Structure in Writing||The instructor provides strategies to help students vary sentence structure in their writing.|
|Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences||Students learn the importance of keeping their sentences parallel.|
|What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?||Students learn about common errors involving modifiers in sentences.|
1. Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn how types of sentences express specific meanings. In particular, we'll learn about exclamatory sentences and go over examples to demonstrate their importance.
2. Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples
Declarative sentences make up a large part of our written and spoken language. They are relatively easy to spot, but they can throw us some curve balls. This lesson gives you the tools to identify declarative sentences.
3. Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples
There are four types of sentences we use on an everyday basis. In this lesson, you will learn about one of those important kinds of sentences: the interrogative. What is that?
4. Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify imperative sentences, including variations and quirks that might throw you off track at first. You'll also learn what makes them negative or affirmative and how to spot tag questions.
5. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex
Sentences can be categorized as simple, compound, and complex. In this lesson, you'll learn about all three, break down example sentences, and test yourself at the end with a short quiz.
6. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses
Some of the most basic sentence parts are subjects, predicates, objects, and clauses. In this lesson, you'll define these parts, learn how they function in sentences and discover why that knowledge is important for the AP test.
8. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.
9. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples
A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.
10. Compound Predicate: Definition & Examples
Compound predicates help to make language more advanced. This lesson reviews not only the definition of compound predicates, but also how to identify them in sentences.
11. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
12. Varied Sentence Structure in Writing
Learn the meaning of sentence structure and the importance of varying sentence structure in writing in this lesson. Four strategies to help you vary your sentence structure will also be described.
13. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
14. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.
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Other chapters within the 7th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help course
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Figurative Language
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Drama
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Informational Texts
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Writing
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Listening
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion