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Ch 19: Elements of Grammar for 9th Grade Lesson Plans

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The Elements of Grammar for 9th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the terms and rules of English grammar in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Elements of Grammar for 9th 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. Incorporate grammar worksheets into each lesson to allow students to practice, and to check for understanding.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Nouns and pronouns Singular and plural nouns, types of nouns, collective nouns, possessive nouns, pronouns, interrogative pronouns, relative pronouns, possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and personal pronouns
Tuesday Antecedents and Contractions Antecedents defined, antecedents and personal pronouns, compound antecedents, and contraction rules for personal pronouns
Wednesday Sentence subject How to identify the subject in any given sentence, and using nouns as subjects
Thursday Action and description Definition of a verb, verb forms, verb tenses, the use of adverbs and adjectives, definite articles, and indefinite articles
Friday Agreement and sentence structure issues Subject-verb agreement, parallelism, dangling modifiers, misplaced modifiers, and sentence agreement

24 Lessons in Chapter 19: Elements of Grammar for 9th Grade Lesson Plans
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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.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

2. 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.

Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

4. 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.

Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

5. 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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

6. 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.

Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement

7. 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.

Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

9. 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.

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.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

11. 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.

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

12. 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.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

13. 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.

Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives

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.

What Are Collective Nouns?

15. 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.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

16. 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.

What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

17. 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.

What Are Personal Pronouns?

18. 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.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

19. 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.

What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

20. 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.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

21. 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.

What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples

22. 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.

Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

23. Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

Why do we need conjunctions? How are they useful in our writing? Read this lesson to unearth the answers to these questions and to discover the conjunction in a whole new way.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

24. 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.

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