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Ch 3: Middle School Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases

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Clauses and phrases can be tricky for adults, let alone middle schoolers, but this chapter can help. Fast, entertaining videos explain the types of phrases and clauses as well as how to use them correctly in sentences. Our instructors are available to answer questions about these concepts.

Clauses & Phrases - Chapter Summary

These fun and engaging video lessons teach middle schoolers about clauses and phrases. Simple explanations demystify confusing grammar rules, and students get examples of proper usage. Short, multiple-choice assessments let students practice the concepts they've learned and gauge their understanding of the material.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is a Clause? The lesson defines clauses and gives examples.
Types of Clauses: Noun, Adverbial, & Relative Clauses Students learn about the different types of clauses.
Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination This video compares and contrasts independent and dependent clauses and explains proper usage.
Restrictive Clause: Examples, Lesson & Quiz In this lesson, the instructor defines restrictive clauses and explains how to use them.
What is a Phrase? Students learn about and see examples of phrases.
Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More The lesson demonstrates and explains different types of phrases.
Appositives and Appositive Phrases: Definition, Examples & Quiz Students learn to use appositives and see demonstrations of appositive phrases.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Middle School Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
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What is a Clause?

1. 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.

Types of Clauses: Noun, Adverbial, & Relative Clauses

2. Types of Clauses: Noun, Adverbial, & Relative Clauses

In this lesson, we will define clause. We will then review independent and dependent clauses. Finally, we will focus on the different types of dependent clauses - including relative, noun and adverbial - discuss how to recognize them and then discuss how to use the clauses in our writing.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

3. 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.

What is a Phrase?

4. 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.

Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

5. Types of Phrases: Gerund, Participial, Prepositional & More

The writing of a sentence begins with a phrase. In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of a phrase, the different types of phrases, and how knowing what a phrase is will improve your writing.

Chapter Practice Exam
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