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Below is a sample breakdown of the Elements of Grammar for 10th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| What Are Nouns? - Definitions, Types and Examples; |
Singular and Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules and Examples;
What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition and Types;
What Are Collective Nouns?;
What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples and Definition
| Various types of nouns and ways of using them; |
The rules for using plural and singular nouns;
Examples of the use of possessive nouns;
Exploration of collective nouns and verb agreement;
Studying the use of subjective and objective case pronouns
|Tuesday|| Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative and Possessive; |
What Are Personal Pronouns?;
Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules and Examples;
Possessive Pronouns and Contractions: Definition and Examples;
What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning and Examples
| The use of 'who,' 'whom' and relative pronouns; |
Understanding pronouns and personal pronouns;
Exploration of the different subjects and how they are used in sentences;
The proper use of contractions and apostrophes;
Ensuring that pronouns and their antecedent are in agreement
|Wednesday|| Compound Antecedents: Definition and Examples; |
Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement;
Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions and Examples;
Verb Forms: Participles and Infinitives;
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs: Examples, Sentences and Exercises
| Understanding the rules for using compound antecedents; |
Learning about number agreement with pronouns and antecedents;
Correctly using different verbs;
Properly using several verb forms;
Discovering the different categories of adjectives and adverbs
|Thursday|| Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples; |
What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?;
What Are Predicates? - Definition and Examples;
Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences;
How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
| Learning about the best times to use or not use these short words; |
Defining modifiers and identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers;
Composing complete sentences by using simple predicates;
Exploration of correlating and coordinating conjunctions in parallel sentences;
Learning to identify simple and multiple subjects in sentences
|Friday|| Verb Tense and Subject-Verb Agreement; |
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns;
Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership
| Ensuring that plural subjects and plural verbs are in alignment; |
The correct use of indefinite pronouns and stealth singular nouns;
Eliminating the use of words that convey collective ownership of a single thing
1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.
2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples
This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.
3. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types
This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.
4. What Are Collective Nouns?
In this lesson, you'll find out what collective nouns are as well as how to ensure that you're using the right verbs and pronouns in sentences that contain them.
5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples
A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.
9. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples
In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.
10. What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
If you have a pronoun in a sentence, you'll also need to have an antecedent. In this lesson, find out what an antecedent is as well as some of the basic rules for avoiding vague pronoun references and for making sure that you have pronoun-antecedent agreement.
11. Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement
In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid one of the most common grammatical mistakes in writing by learning how to ensure that all of the antecedents in your writing agree in number with the pronouns that they're matched up with.
12. 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.
13. Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples
You may know already that an antecedent and its pronoun must agree in number. In this lesson, you'll learn about compound antecedents and the various rules involving how they can be made to agree with pronouns.
14. Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives
Using verbs correctly involves knowing more than just how to express action in a sentence. This lesson will show you a few special types of verb forms - infinitives, present participles, and past participles - as well as how to use them.
15. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.
16. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples
Watch this video lesson on indefinite and definite articles. Find out when you should use which type of article and when you shouldn't use any article at all.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
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