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Middle School Language Arts: Parts of Speech - Chapter Summary
If your student is ready to learn the parts of speech or needs some extra help in writing class, these entertaining videos make it fun, teaching by giving simple explanations and examples of how to use nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, antecedents, adjectives and conjunctions. Your student will learn all the pieces and practice putting them together. Short quizzes help pinpoint where your middle-schooler needs additional help, and our instructors are available to answer questions.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples||Students learn about nouns and list examples.|
|Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples||Lesson explains basic sentence structure and demonstrates the use of nouns as subjects of sentences.|
|Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples||Lesson compares singular and plural nouns and describes the rules for usage.|
|What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types||Students get demonstrations of the usage of possessive nouns.|
|What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition||Lesson defines and gives examples of pronouns.|
|What Are Personal Pronouns?||Lesson demonstrates the usage of personal pronouns and explains proper usage.|
|Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive||Students learn to distinguish between and use different types of pronouns.|
|Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples||Lesson explains the difference between possessive pronouns and contractions and when to use each.|
|What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples||Lesson describes antecedents and offers examples of proper usage.|
|Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples||Students get demonstrations of how to use compound antecedents.|
|Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement||Lesson demonstrates proper usage when combining personal pronouns and antecedents.|
|Correcting Inappropriate Shifts in Pronouns||In this lesson, students learn to correct improper pronoun usage.|
|Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises||Lesson defines adjectives and adverbs and offers examples.|
|Conjunctive Adverb: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Students learn to use conjunctive adverbs and test their skills.|
|Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative||Lesson explains coordinating and correlative conjunctions and demonstrates correct usage.|
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. 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.
7. 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.
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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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. 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.
13. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.
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- Middle School Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- Middle School Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- Middle School Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components
- Middle School Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- Middle School Language Arts: Figurative Language
- Middle School Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- Middle School Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- Middle School Language Arts: Drama
- Middle School Language Arts: Informational Texts
- Middle School Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- Middle School Language Arts: Writing
- Middle School Language Arts: Listening
- Middle School Language Arts: Public Speaking
- Middle School Language Arts: Speech Development
- Middle School Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- Middle School Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion
- Writing Prompts: Elementary, Middle & High School