Ch 5: 7th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components

About This Chapter

Using the clear-cut video lessons in this chapter, 7th graders can strengthen their writing skills by studying the types and components of sentences. They can take multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam to check their understanding of the material.

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

LessonObjective
Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & ExamplesStudents see examples of exclamatory sentences and learn their function in writing.
Declarative Sentence: Definition & ExamplesStudents learn about the purpose of declarative sentences and view examples.
Interrogative Sentence: Definition & ExamplesThis lesson teaches students about how to recognize and create interrogative sentences.
Imperative Sentence: Definition & ExamplesThe instructor discusses examples to teach students how imperative sentences are constructed.
Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, & ComplexStudents learn about how to recognize and use simple, compound and complex sentences.
Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition, Examples & QuizIn this lesson, students learn to identify compound-complex sentences and how to use them in their writing.
Sentence Parts: Subject, Predicate, Object, & ClausesStudents examine the roles of subjects, predicates, objects and clauses in sentences.
How to Identify the Subject of a SentenceThe instructor provides students with steps they can use to correctly identify a sentence's subject.
What are Predicates? - Definition and ExamplesStudents learn about the function of predicates in sentences and tips for identifying them.
Compound Predicate: Definition, Examples & QuizStudents learn to pick out compound predicates in sentences.
Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on SentencesThis lesson teaches students how to avoid sentence fragments, run-on sentences and comma splices in their writing.
Varied Sentence Structure in WritingThe instructor provides strategies to help students vary sentence structure in their writing.
Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel SentencesStudents learn the importance of keeping their sentences parallel.
What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?Students learn about common errors involving modifiers in sentences.

14 Lessons in Chapter 5: 7th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Declarative Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Interrogative Sentence: Definition & Examples

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?

Imperative Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

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.

Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples

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.

Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses

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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

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.

What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

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.

Compound Predicate: Definition & Examples

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.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on 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.

Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

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.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

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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