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FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English - Chapter Summary
Going through each lesson in this chapter, students will be able to review and learn more information about English-related topics as they prepare for the FSA - Grade 7 ELA exam. These include:
- Phrases and clauses
- Definition of indefinite and definite articles
- Putting together dependent and independent clauses
- Capitalization rules
- Basic rules of using commas
- Strategies for correct spelling in written work
- Comma usage
- Sentence agreement
Our lessons are interactive, helping your student quickly learn material that is going to be on the FSA exam. They can use the quizzes to check their knowledge of the topics discussed in this chapter.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English Chapter Objectives
The FSA Grade 7 ELA exam is used to measure the student's academic achievement of Florida's education standards. The types of questions asked on the exam are multiple-choice and hot text, where your seventh-grader will be asked to read through a passage. In order to be fully-prepared for this exam, the student can go through all of the lessons and quizzes in this chapter. They are brief and will help the student acquire tools to be successful.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. What is a Phrase?
In this lesson, we will define a phrase. We will then discuss the different kinds of phrases, look at examples of each, and then discuss how to use them correctly in writing.
4. What is a Clause?
In this lesson, we will define what a clause is. We will then look at the different types of clauses, define each of the types, provide some examples of each, and then discuss why they are important in our writing.
5. 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.
6. Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses
Clauses are a great mystery to many people when dealing with our written language. Watch this video lesson to discover clauses and also to learn how to combine clauses correctly.
7. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
8. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.
9. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.
10. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.
11. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips
In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.
12. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)
Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.
13. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
14. 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.
15. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition
Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.
16. 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.
17. 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.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA Flashcards