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Ch 15: Conventions in 9th Grade Writing: Grammar: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Conventions in Writing and Grammar chapter of this 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about grammar. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving grammar writing conventions required in a typical 9th grade English course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other 9th grade English work.
  • Identify the grammar concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our 9th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about grammar and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding parallel sentences, punctuation, subject-verb agreement or any other grammar topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their grammar unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 9th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the defining features of independent and dependent clauses.
  • Describe the basic rules for comma usage.
  • Learn how to avoid sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
  • Discuss the proper use of colons, periods and semicolons.
  • Learn how to write parallel sentences.
  • Define personal pronouns.
  • Identify the subject of a sentence.
  • Learn how to avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: Conventions in 9th Grade Writing: Grammar: Tutoring Solution
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

2. 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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

3. 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 Personal Pronouns?

4. 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

5. 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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

6. 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.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

7. 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

8. 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.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

9. 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.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

10. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples

11. Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will review the adverb clause. The adverb clause lets readers know when, where, how, and why something happens in a sentence. Without adverb clauses, sentences are definitely less interesting.

How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

12. How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

A friendly letter is a common activity in many elementary school classrooms. This lesson will teach you about the different parts of a friendly letter so you are better able to instruct your students in writing one.

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